An interdisciplinary care management program that integrates medical and social care for low-income elderly patients with chronic illnesses reduces care costs and improves self-reported health status.
A pediatric asthma management program led to a significant decline in the percentage of patients with moderate to severe asthma, improved quality of life, and sizable decreases in hospitalizations and costs.
Remote viewing of neonatal intensive care unit infants reduces maternal anxiety and promotes mother–infant bonding.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian established a comprehensive end-of-life program that includes pain control and emotional support for patients unlikely to survive the next few days; a multidisciplinary palliative care that assists physicians who are treating dying patients; compassionate care for parents who lose children before or after birth; and support for hospital staff who work with dying patients.
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center offers in-house, 24-hour pharmacy services via a fully automated dispenser that allows patients to have medication prescriptions filled at the point of care.
An evidence-based teamwork and communication program implemented in the labor and delivery unit of Madigan Army Medical Center led to an improved care process.
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Patients with chronic illnesses communicate with and receive real-time feedback from providers on at least a daily basis using customized mobile phone software, leading to better adherence, increased peak flow assessments, and fewer emergency department visits and missed school days.
A pediatric sub specialist offered the families of his patients the opportunity to contact him via e-mail.
Mayo Clinic therapists conduct remote cognitive rehabilitation sessions with acquired brain injury patients who remain in or near their homes, thus enhancing access to care for those who find it difficult to travel for face-to-face sessions.