Influenza virus vaccine
A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
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 rural medical practice redesigned its care processes to allow multidisciplinary care teams to use a new electronic health record system that features real-time documentation and information sharing and various tools to facilitate the provision of appropriate care, leading to significant improvements in screening rates and high satisfaction for medically underserved patients in Alaska.
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.
A series of automated text messages to predominantly low-income, Latino parents about influenza and the importance of influenza vaccines leads to a small but meaningful increase in the percentage of children vaccinated.
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
A Medicaid managed care plan offers a patient-specific pay-for-performance program tailored to the needs of both large and small practices serving vulnerable populations, leading to improvements in immunization rates and diabetes care.
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 2-day influenza vaccination program based on emergency preparedness plans for mass vaccination or prophylaxis, features in-unit vaccinations and a morning “lockdown” where employees must enter the hospital through a single entrance manned by vaccination teams, leading to significant increases in employee vaccination rates.