A sexually transmitted infections clinic uses a triage system to identify patients eligible for a testing-only “express visit,” leading to reduced waiting times for patients and enhanced throughput for the clinic.
A hospital uses a clinical microsystem improvement process to quality improvement, leading to significant enhancements in efficiency and reductions in care delays.
Providers routinely offer HIV testing to emergency department patients as a part of their visit, leading to a 50 percent increase in the number of patients tested.
A hospital laboratory reconfigured physical space, redefined job responsibilities, and standardized the collection and processing of specimens, leading to faster test turnaround times, cost savings, and enhanced productivity.
A children's hospital uses a clinical “microsystem” approach to improve patient safety and quality, leading to fewer codes and more timely care.
A multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to care delivery incorporates a variety of strategies designed to offer comprehensive care and encourage the patient–provider connection, leading to enhanced adherence, better outcomes, and fewer deaths.
A county health department enhanced access to routine care and improved outcomes by enacting a number of systems-based changes across three primary care sites serving patients with HIV/AIDS, including intensive patient tracking and outreach, flexible scheduling, self-management education and peer support, and renewed emphasis on having an annual comprehensive physical examination.
Patients received a mailed package that included a personalized letter from the patient's physician, a colon cancer screening decision aid video, and instructions for scheduling a screening test without an office visit.
VITAS Telecare service centers address a wide variety of hospice patient and family needs after hours, providing advice and comfort over the telephone and dispatching nurses to patient homes when necessary.
A children's hospital works with community-based primary care physicians to increase adherence to established guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.