The American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its state chapters trained and supported pediatric practices on asthma care, leading to better adherence to established guidelines and improved asthma control.
A data exchange platform links individual State PMPs, helping authorized prescribers and pharmacists identify patients who appear to be crossing State lines to obtain drugs for potential personal misuse or illegal activity.
Nurse case managers at a Veterans Affairs hospital provide inhospital and post-discharge, telephone-based support to at-risk, community-dwelling patients and their caregivers, leading to better care transitions, fewer readmissions, and substantial cost savings.
Trained emergency medical technicians use a checklist to identify intoxicated individuals who can safely be transported directly to a local detoxification facility, thus avoiding expensive visits to crowded, resource-constrained emergency departments.
Pharmacist staff use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units, resulting in faster and more reliable medication delivery, lower costs, fewer lost medications, and increased nurse efficiency.
A children's hospital requires providers to look at a patient's picture and basic demographic information on a verification screen when entering and signing an order, leading to significant reductions in patients receiving or almost receiving care intended for someone else because of an order being placed in the wrong chart.
A pediatric radiology department uses theme-based room designs, multisensory distractions, and age-appropriate interactions and techniques to engage and distract young patients, leading to significantly less use of sedation, shorter scheduling lead times, increased throughput, and higher parent and staff satisfaction.
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
Computerized alerts did not influence physician ordering habits or improve clinical outcomes for elderly, hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment.
As mandated by State law, the California Department of Health Services requires acute care hospitals to maintain minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios and to develop various systems to ensure adequate nurse coverage and quality, leading to more reasonable workloads, lower patient mortality, and higher job satisfaction.