A rehabilitation hospital constructed a 10,000-square-foot, rooftop healing garden that serves as a place for therapeutic activities and for patients, family members, and staff to spend free time.
An array of Web-based, interactive tools and services, including an online, shared health record, empowers health plan enrollees to take greater responsibility for their health and health care.
A coping skills training program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes teaches communication and social problem-solving skills, leading to better disease management skills and blood glucose control.
The Payne-Phalen Living at Home/Block Nurse Program is a community-based program that provides medical and social services to neighborhood seniors, enabling them to live at home rather than in a nursing home.
Automated clinician prompts and referrals facilitates access to behavior counseling, leading to improved behaviors related to diet and exercise and higher quit rates among smokers.
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center implemented a diabetes education program in the waiting room to improve patients' health literacy and self-management skills.
The Timeslips program uses group storytelling to enhance the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
The Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke's Hospital developed a customized consent process based on a computer-generated consent form for cardiac catheterization and related interventional procedures.
Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.
Albert Einstein Medical Center uses a patient and workflow management process to improve communication and workflow in the emergency department, leading to shorter length of stay, fewer walkouts and diversions, and higher patient satisfaction.