Through a 1-year program combining medical care with behavioral counseling and practical strategies, a multidisciplinary team of professionals meets with families on an ongoing basis to emphasize good health habits and address a spectrum of lifestyle issues related to pediatric obesity and its complications.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network made systems-based changes to a variety of key processes related to patient throughput, allowing the network to meet increased demand for its services.
A children's hospital uses a simple scoring system and “action algorithm” to identify and promptly attend to at-risk patients, leading to fewer codes, lower mortality and length of stay, and improved communication and teamwork among staff.
A multidisciplinary team from a medical center and its affiliated psychiatric hospital streamlined the evaluation, transfer, and admission processes for psychiatric patients presenting to the emergency department, leading to a significant decline in waiting times before transfer to the psychiatric facility.
A hospital set up an “asthma lounge” within its emergency department that enables staff to provide quicker treatment and education to patients having asthma attacks.
The Sepsis Alert Program at Christiana Care is a care management program that incorporates a number of initiatives to support the prompt identification and treatment of patients who have sepsis.
The Improving Health Among Rural Montanans project trains pharmacists and students from various disciplines to administer screening tests and then transports screening equipment to rural and frontier areas so that these professionals can run screening clinics for area residents.
A comprehensive vaccine program more than tripled childhood immunization rates through provider training, immunization tracking, reminders for physicians and parents when immunizations are not up-to-date, and nurse-run immunization clinics.
A home health program enhances services to congestive heart failure and other chronically ill patients by supplementing at-home visits with ongoing remote monitoring and services.
Grady Memorial Hospital created the Telemetry Urgent Matters Initiative to improve patient flow by redesigning the telemetry unit discharge criteria to ensure appropriate use of monitored beds.