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.
Hospital at Home sm provides hospital-level care in a patient's home as a full substitute for acute hospital care for selected conditions common among seniors.
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
Abington Memorial Hospital pursued a number of activities to build a culture of safety, including TeamSTEPPS ™ (Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) training and other initiatives to enhance communication and awareness of safety issues.
A health plan-led program that encourages patients with chronic low back pain to increase exercise, use appropriate medications, and reduce stresses on the back led to reduced pain levels and absenteeism.
Practice enhancement assistants improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas, and support in the development of systems and infrastructure.
The Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) improves patient safety awareness and quality of care by empowering staff to take charge, create partnerships between units, improve organizational culture, and obtain resources for unit efforts.
MinuteClinic operates walk-in, low-cost primary care clinics located within retail stores.
The Hasbro Children's Partial Hospital Program—a medical treatment day program for children ages 6 to 18 years old who have chronic medical illnesses and emotional issues—has demonstrated sustained positive outcomes of treatment on several measures, including quality of life, emotional symptoms, and family beliefs about illness.
The Re-Engineered Discharge project at Boston Medical Center standardizes the hospital discharge process through use of 11 separate but mutually reinforcing steps that health care professionals follow from patient admission to postdischarge.