Michigan

Innovations

Patient Notepad Improves Communication With Physicians, Including Likelihood of Having Questions Answered 01/28/14

Select inpatient units and outpatient clinics at the University of Michigan Health System provide patients with a notepad that includes sample questions and informational prompts intended to...

Program Offering Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service Significantly Reduces Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Individuals 01/26/14

The Dentists' Partnership in Battle Creek, MI, provides free oral health care to low-income, uninsured individuals in exchange for community service. Approximately 70 percent of the dentists in...

Peer Specialists in Federally Qualified Health Centers Enhance Access to Behavioral and Physical Health Support Services for Clients With Co-Occurring Medical and Mental Health Issues 12/13/13

The Michigan Department of Community Health placed certified peer support specialists in two federally qualified health centers; these staff members offer support services to individuals with co-...

Emergency Department Screening Identifies Many Patients With Possible Eating Disorders, Suggesting Potential to Facilitate Earlier Diagnosis and Connection to Treatment 05/08/13

As part of a broader research initiative, the University of Michigan Medical Center emergency department asks patients to complete a five-question electronic survey that screens for eating...

Online Clinic Enhances Access to and Reduces Costs of Care for Minor Health Problems, Generates Significant Time Savings and High Satisfaction Among Patients 05/03/13

HealthPartners, a large integrated health plan and provider system, offers residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan an online clinic that diagnoses and treats roughly 40 minor health...

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