Borrowing from other industries, a large hospital implemented principles of “flow management” to redesign the flow of operations in its surgical department, leading to enhanced quality of care, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and reductions in the frequency of delayed and canceled surgeries.
Teams of primary care providers, supported by information technology, address gaps in care for a defined panel of patients, leading to greater adherence to evidence-based practices and improved outcomes.
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
The surgical hospitalist model improves care and revenues for hospital-based emergency surgical care.
A pediatric sub specialist offered the families of his patients the opportunity to contact him via e-mail.
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
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.
Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate New York, improved its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while adopting an electronic medical record.
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.