Both nurse-led and automated telephone outreach to elderly and chronically ill individuals increases vaccination rates.
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.
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.
Statewide telehealth ANGELS (Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System) initiative connects rural Arkansas women who have high-risk pregnancies to specialty prenatal consultations and tertiary services and improves mother and infant outcomes.
Providers used an established tool to classify patients into low-, moderate-, or high-risk categories for deep vein thrombosis and then prescribe preventive anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices, increasing prophylaxis use and decreasing deep vein thrombosis rates.
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.
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.
Remote diabetic retinopathy screening using the Eye Picture Archive Communication System digital ocular imaging software facilitated prompt retinopathy diagnosis in California's Central Valley, an area where many residents are poor and uninsured and diabetes is a major health concern.
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.