The Healthcare Alliance Safety Partnership was a 3-year pilot project involving a board of nursing and three hospital systems in developing a voluntary, nonpunitive system for reporting, investigating, and analyzing nursing errors.
A network of physicians, hospitals, medical clinics, and ancillary partners provided free or low-cost health care and care navigation, coordination, and management services to low-income, uninsured, working residents of Dallas County, TX, leading to lower emergency department and hospital utilization, better management of diabetes, significant cost savings, and a positive return on investment.
The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.
As part of a system-wide effort to transform inpatient care and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths, Seton Healthcare Family developed and implemented a comprehensive set of practices that collectively led to a substantial reduction in the incidence of birth trauma.
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Based on airline safety principles, five simple and inexpensive interventions significantly reduced the number of distractions experienced by nurses during medication administration.
A multipronged active surveillance program for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) significantly reduced VRE transmission rates in a 12-bed transplant intensive care unit.
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
A multifaceted initiative known as the Good Catch Program dramatically increases the reporting of events that could potentially cause harm and spurs the development of action plans designed to address the common causes of potential errors.