A patient-centered model of care for controlling hypertension incorporates three elements: education and training on use of an existing Web-based system, home monitoring of blood pressure, and periodic contact from pharmacists to review blood pressure readings and adjust therapy as needed.
Teams of providers proactively visit homes, shelters, and the streets to locate frequent emergency department visitors and provide them with preventive care and other social services.
A solo family practitioner provides 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week access to care for her patients through liberal use of “virtual” or e-mail visits, telephone calls, same-day appointments, and extended office visits.
An array of Web-based, interactive tools and services, including an online, shared health record, empowers health plan enrollees to take greater responsibility for their health and health care.
Web-based communities allow patients with a variety of life-changing illnesses to record functional outcomes, share these data securely with clinicians and caregivers, and communicate with similar patients for support and learning.
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.
Mayo Clinic therapists conduct remote cognitive rehabilitation sessions with acquired brain injury patients who remain in or near their homes, thus enhancing access to care for those who find it difficult to travel for face-to-face sessions.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette created an online service that offers Oregon and Washington women easy, 24/7 access to low-dose, hormonal contraception without requiring an office visit or a trip to the drug store.