A team-based program combines competition with online and inperson social support to increase physical activity and promote weight loss in adults throughout Rhode Island.
An algorithm-driven program combines hospital-wide inpatient screening for alcohol withdrawal risk, monitoring of at-risk patients, and medical treatment of symptoms, leading to more patients being diagnosed, fewer acute episodes of delirium, and improved care for patients experiencing such episodes.
Electronic alerts, patient education, and provider performance reports promote adherence to a guideline covering early elective inductions, leading to a significant decline in such inductions, shorter average labor, and fewer newborn complications.
Electronic alerts related to black box warnings did not affect overall physician prescribing habits in outpatient clinics; the alerts did influence prescribing related to warnings about the most serious potential drug–drug and drug–pregnancy interactions.
A primary care clinic offers patients 3- to 5-minute educational video modules, leading to enhanced patient knowledge without placing incremental demands on physicians and staff.
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
Hospitalists used an electronic application to track the pending test results of recently discharged inpatients; the application proved to be of limited value, with nearly half of hospitalists never using it and nearly all reporting multiple barriers to doing so.
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
A one-time personalized electronic message from a patient's primary care physician did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates in eligible adults overdue for such screening.
Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 standardized measures and makes it easy for them to order recommended tests or treatment or document legitimate exceptions, leading to better performance on these measures.