Family medicine/family practice
The Minnesota Complexity Assessment Method is used by clinicians to guide their assessment of potentially complex patients; to identify disease-related, social, and socioeconomic barriers to improved health; and to craft care plans to meet patient needs.
Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.
A hospital outpatient clinic's confidential, voluntary error reporting system, which focuses on identifying faulty systems instead of individual mistakes, has substantially increased error reports and has been associated with a reduction in liability claims.
Community Physician Network Family Medicine Care–Saxony, a seven-physician family practice in the suburbs of Indianapolis, ensures maximum patient access through a variety of scheduling and related strategies, including same-day appointments, extended hours, direct telephone access to physicians after hours, and electronic visits.
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
Practice enhancement assistants improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas, and support in the development of systems and infrastructure.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School transformed the way services are delivered at their family practice clinics using an electronic clinical reminder and tracking system designed to support evidence-based quality improvement efforts.