Personal health records
The Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative, in partnership with the Muskegon Community Health Project, helps newly released or paroled prisoners access needed health care, contributing to a decline in recidivism.
An array of Web-based, interactive tools and services, including an online, shared health record, empowers health plan enrollees to take greater responsibility for their health and health care.
Reconciling patient and provider medication lists reduces discrepancies, leading to enhanced medication safety and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction in the outpatient setting.
Transitions coaches encourage recently hospitalized Medicare patients with complex care needs to assert a more active role in their posthospital care, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
AeroClinic operated walk-in health care clinics that provided minor ill-care/well-care services for travelers and airport employees as well as occupational health services for airport employers in the Philadelphia and Atlanta airports.
Specially trained nurses work with primary care physicians in their offices to improve the quality and efficiency of care for seniors with multiple chronic illnesses by coordinating care, facilitating transitions in care, and acting as the patient's advocate across health care and social settings.
Mayo Clinic's staff shadowed physicians and worked closely with them to improve the clinic's information system to better support providers and enhance the patient care process in inpatient and outpatient settings.
A hospital implemented a medication reconciliation process, the cornerstone of which is a one-page structured form that nurses, physicians, and pharmacists use to list all medications taken by the patient at home, confirm the continuation of existing medications, order newly prescribed medications, and facilitate medication reconciliation during patient transfers and at discharge.