A diabetes disease management program provides remote education and eye screenings for low-income individuals in rural South Carolina, leading to increased eye examination rates, reduced blood glucose and cholesterol levels, improved self-management behaviors, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Mayo Clinic researchers developed a medication reconciliation intervention program for outpatient primary care settings that improved the accuracy of medication lists in the practice's electronic medical records.
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.
A multistakeholder, community-wide collaborative offers employer-based health and productivity management programs, along with targeted, community-focused chronic disease prevention programs.
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.
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic assigned health coaches to high-risk chronic disease patients to provide instruction regarding health care needs over the phone, during office visits, and in group classes; the program reduced readmission rates and costs among elderly patients.
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.
Primary care clinicians were able to expedite communication of outpatient laboratory and imaging test results to patients with the help of an automated test results management system.
Nurses at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital routinely monitor all patients admitted to intensive care units for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization from admission to discharge.