OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called “Save Our Skin” that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.
Community clinics use the Toyota “Lean” rapid cycle process improvement system to enhance efficiency and productivity, leading to a significant increase in revenues.
A six-step process related to nurse shift changes is designed to enhance patient safety by conveying vital patient information accurately, concisely, and consistently, leading to improved nurse and patient satisfaction and more nurse time spent at the bedside.
An employer-based intervention to systematically screen workers for depression; provide telephonic outreach for needs assessment, monitoring, and support; and conduct telephonic psychotherapy demonstrated significantly improved clinical and workplace outcomes.
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency implemented a Mobile Remote Workforce project to increase the amount of time field nurses in the agency's public health nurse home visitation program can spend providing direct services to at-risk families.
Patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic have increased access to their electronic medical record and they may communicate with providers via a secure Web messaging system through an online portal.
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
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.