A health literacy tutoring program enhances access to culturally appropriate health education for elder immigrants and increases knowledge and skills among students and elders.
Mobile kiosks enhance access to health information for low-income women with limited literacy, leading to increased motivation to adopt healthier behaviors.
Regular nursing rounds conducted throughout day, evening, and overnight shifts substantially reduced call light use and falls, eliminated pressure ulcers, and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
A hospital used a multipronged strategy to reduce delays in patient admission and discharge, eliminating ambulance diversions and reducing waiting times for patients who require inpatient admission.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Transitions in Care program bridges the gap between hospital discharge and outpatient followup care for patients who are obese and/or have diabetes, leading to improvements in physical health status.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network made systems-based changes to a variety of key processes related to patient throughput, allowing the network to meet increased demand for its services.
An intrahospital transport program, known as Ticket to Ride, standardizes the inpatient transport process by ensuring that critical information accompanies the patient at all times, leading to fewer off-unit adverse events.
Drug education consultants meet one-on-one with high-volume prescribers, providing objective evaluations of which generic or brand name drugs are most effective for six common conditions.
Salud Para Niños provides low-cost (and on some occasions free), culturally competent outreach, primary care, insurance assistance, and education to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking children in southwestern Pennsylvania.
To meet the needs of the surrounding community, 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University employs a multidisciplinary model of care, offering residents a wide variety of health and wellness services regardless of their ability to pay.