Popup, color-coded alerts within an electronic health record moderately improve adherence to established guidelines in primary care practices serving pediatric patients with asthma.
A resident education clinic implemented a multifaceted medical home for children with complex chronic conditions, leading to a significant reduction in emergency department visits and high levels of patient/family satisfaction.
Unit-based Limited English Proficiency Patient Family Advocates expand the traditional interpreter role to include patient family education, advocacy, and care coordination, leading to more efficient and productive interpretation services and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
A nurse-led program that combines home visits and group counseling reduced risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections while also improving levels of connectedness to family and school and grades among sexually assaulted or exploited runaway girls.
A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.
Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.
Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.
A children's hospital empowers families to directly activate its pediatric rapid response team in case of a suspected emergency situation, leading to a significant increase in calls to the team by family and staff.
Medical-Legal Partnership/Boston provides civil legal services to children and their families receiving medical care at Boston Medical Center or one of six affiliated community health centers, leading to greater access to needed legal services and improvements in well-being.
A children's hospital works with community-based primary care physicians to increase adherence to established guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.