Medical record keeping
A children's hospital uses an enterprise data warehouse to assist multidisciplinary teams in identifying and addressing opportunities to improve quality, leading to better adherence to evidence-based guidelines, less unnecessary care, and significant cost savings.
A safety-net hospital enhances access to timely specialist care by revamping its critical results reporting system to immediately notify surgical oncologists of imaging results that suggest a possible gastrointestinal malignancy.
A partnership between a hospital and retail pharmacy company provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission, leading to fewer readmissions and high levels of patient satisfaction.
The State of Connecticut offers employees, retirees, and dependents significant financial incentives to access appropriate care and engage in their health, leading to high participation rates, more appropriate utilization of health care resources, better medication adherence, and slower growth in costs.
An online clinic enhances access to and reduces the costs of care for 40 minor health problems that can safely be handled without a face-to-face visit, generating significant time savings and positive feedback from patients, physicians, and payers.
Intensive, concurrent medical and behavioral health care, addiction services, and social service coordination improve patient outcomes and reduce health system use among patients who historically have been frequent users of emergency departments.
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
A data exchange platform links individual State PMPs, helping authorized prescribers and pharmacists identify patients who appear to be crossing State lines to obtain drugs for potential personal misuse or illegal activity.
Before seeing their provider, patients with diabetes complete an easy-to-use assessment tool that helps identify and address their biggest quality-of-life concerns, generating overwhelmingly positive feedback from patients and clinicians.
Patients track preventive health needs, complete health risk assessments, and obtain educational information through an online interactive health record integrated with their practice's electronic health record, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive care.