A group of 12 New Jersey hospitals offered upside incentives to individual physicians based on their performance on various efficiency metrics, leading to significant cost savings without negatively affecting quality of care.
A public–private urban health partnership develops multiple initiatives to expand access to high-quality, coordinated health care for vulnerable residents, leading to shorter wait times for appointments, improvements in patient–provider continuity, and reductions in readmissions and emergency department use.
As an alternative to inpatient care, an outpatient center located within a hospital with a stroke center evaluates stable patients who have experienced a recent transient ischemic attack, leading to more timely and comprehensive care, and to significant cost savings through the avoidance of unnecessary admissions.
Local organizations and volunteers provide free skin cancer education and screenings at beaches and other outdoor venues each summer, enhancing access to these services for thousands of at-risk individuals, identifying many with suspected cancer, and increasing knowledge about strategies to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Verizon adopted a policy related to selecting vendors that emphasizes the ability to identify and address health disparities, leading to enhanced access to information and screening services for racial and ethnic minority employees, dependents, and retirees.
Medical students operate a free primary care health clinic for visitors to a large, local soup kitchen, gaining invaluable experience and providing patients with medical care they would otherwise likely go without.
A health system uses formal structures and processes to ensure that performance on core measures remains a consistent focus throughout the organization, leading to a significant improvement in overall adherence to these measures.
A primary care physician-health coach team delivers intensive, ongoing care management services to medically complex, chronically ill patients, leading to significant improvements in self-management behaviors, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction and to lower utilization and markedly slower growth in costs.
A comprehensive, customizable corporate health and wellness program has attracted high levels of participation among employees, leading to significant reductions in risk factors, substantial cost savings, and a positive return on investment.
Regular reminders via text message enhance adherence to medication regimens and reduce risk of organ rejection in pediatric liver transplant patients.