The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
A hospital emergency department distributes pagers to the families of low acuity/medically stable children, allowing them to leave the examination area while waiting for test results and physician recommendations, thus freeing up emergency department beds for other patients.
Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid managed care organization, instituted a 24-hour bilingual advice line to address the health and language needs of its low-income, Spanish-speaking members; the program helped members make wiser choices, leading to fewer emergency department visits and significant cost savings.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital adopts an integrated checklist and armband technology system that ensures essential steps are completed during the outpatient preoperative process.
An individualized, self-directed, tailored intervention assisted adults in effectively managing stress in healthy ways, including exercise, socialization, meditation, and/or relaxation.
A long-term care facility adopted an enhanced toileting program consisting of the following components: individualized toileting plan of care based on periodic resident assessments, revised and new care documentation tools, devices to assist with toileting, and comprehensive education and training for facility staff.
A sound monitoring and alert system in a neonatal intensive care unit alerts clinicians and visitors when sound levels are too high.
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University transformed its monthly morbidity and mortality conferences from didactic teaching opportunities for residents into interactive, multidisciplinary quality improvement forums.
Practicing simulated surgical situations in real hospital operating rooms leads to better teamwork and improved care processes during everyday practice.
Regional Medical Center revised its process for tracking the current status of operating rooms to efficiently update staff and surgeons about surgical procedures that are in progress, thus allowing them to fill available gaps in the schedule and quickly respond to delays in room turnover.