Disease or Clinical Category
La Cheim Behavioral Health Services began offering a series of posthospitalization meetings and support services for “alumni” who had achieved their therapeutic goals in partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient therapy.
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.
A nurse-led program did not improve adherence to antiretroviral medications for patients with human immunodeficiency virus who are either homeless or live in marginal housing.
The University of Washington Physician's Network developed a wireless, pager-based messaging system to help diabetic patients better manage their condition. An evaluation of the initiative found that it had no impact on blood glucose levels, although blood pressure improved.
An interdisciplinary care management program that integrates medical and social care for low-income elderly patients with chronic illnesses reduces care costs and improves self-reported health status.
A collaborative effort to develop an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry and change 911 call routing and ambulance deployment processes led to a significant improvement in the cardiac arrest survival rate in Atlanta.
A pediatric asthma management program led to a significant decline in the percentage of patients with moderate to severe asthma, improved quality of life, and sizable decreases in hospitalizations and costs.
The Brooklyn Mental Health Court links eligible defendants to long-term treatment and monitoring of their mental health problems as an alternative to incarceration. Early evidence suggests that the program has been successful in reducing recidivism, homelessness, psychiatric hospitalizations, alcohol use, and substance abuse.
The American Heart Association spearheaded a public education campaign (called “Restart Atlanta's Hearts”) to teach Atlanta area residents to identify individuals who are experiencing cardiac arrest and to act quickly to save them.
Remote viewing of neonatal intensive care unit infants reduces maternal anxiety and promotes mother–infant bonding.