The Child Development Community Policing Program provides crisis intervention services, clinical services, and coordinated case planning for children, adolescents, and families who are exposed to violence and other traumatizing events.
A primary care practice revamped its appointment scheduling, tracking, and reminder processes, leading to enhanced access to same-day appointments, reduced no-shows, and increases in the provision of evidence-based care, patient satisfaction, patient volume, and revenues.
The Gonorrhea Community Action Project was a national, multisite project to design and implement interventions to increase access to and the quality of health care services in communities with high rates of gonorrhea.
A mental health clinical assessment service provides remote (telephone-based) screening, diagnosis, and clinical guidance for patients seen in primary care practices who have or are suspected of having mental health or substance abuse problems.
Work Healthy brought together an interdisciplinary team of certified nurse practitioners, health educators, and community health workers to provide onsite health education, health promotion, and primary care services to low-income, uninsured workers in the mushroom industry.
The creation of a medical emergency team program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital has significantly reduced the number of cardiopulmonary arrests and unexpected mortality.
A multifaceted program called Practicing Safety helps pediatricians become more effective in screening for potential child abuse and providing support and other services to prevent such abuse.
Community clinics use the Toyota “Lean” rapid cycle process improvement system to enhance efficiency and productivity, leading to a significant increase in revenues.
Thedacare, a four-hospital system, has redesigned its musculoskeletal care process to make it more efficient and effective for patients and providers. Improvements include a centralized orthopedics center that houses physicians (orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and rehabilitation specialists), therapists, and supplies; changed the traditional process of most patients with musculoskeletal injuries seeing an orthopedic surgeon first; and the creation of referral protocols and a triage system designed to get patients the level of care they need quickly.
To reduce the high percentage of intensive care unit patients with hyperglycemia, Indiana University Health developed and implemented an hourly testing and as-needed dosing adjustment system that is enabled through use of an automated reminder system and dosing calculator.