A low-cost, community-based, culturally tailored education program led by a bilingual nurse practitioner helped Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes improve self-management behaviors and achieve better control of the disease.
A partnership between a hospital and retail pharmacy company provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission, leading to fewer readmissions and high levels of patient satisfaction.
An online clinic enhances access to and reduces the costs of care for 40 minor health problems that can safely be handled without a face-to-face visit, generating significant time savings and positive feedback from patients, physicians, and payers.
A breast clinic co-located in a radiology department and staffed by an advanced registered nurse practitioner enables prompt evaluation and diagnosis of patients with breast symptoms, leading to lower utilization and costs, increased efficiency for breast surgeons, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
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.
A recuperative care program provides homeless clients with housing, food, medical care, case management, and connections to social services after hospital discharge, resulting in improvements in their medical and housing status, fewer emergency department visits, and meaningful cost savings for participating hospitals.
A comprehensive bundle of process improvement strategies improved patient turnaround time in the emergency department, which in turn led to fewer patients leaving before being treated.
Nurse case managers at a Veterans Affairs hospital provide inhospital and post-discharge, telephone-based support to at-risk, community-dwelling patients and their caregivers, leading to better care transitions, fewer readmissions, and substantial cost savings.
A behavioral health clinic maintains an onsite primary care clinic that provides culturally competent care to low-income Asian Americans with serious mental illness, enhancing access to such care and facilitating modest improvements in physical health.
Pharmacist staff use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units, resulting in faster and more reliable medication delivery, lower costs, fewer lost medications, and increased nurse efficiency.