Oklahoma

Innovations

Online System Speeds Enrollment in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program, Significantly Reduces Operating Costs, and Contributes to Decline in Number of Uninsured 07/17/13

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in the state, offers a real-time enrollment system for both programs. Enacted in response...

Health System Expands Pharmacy and Nursing Staff Roles and Institutes Focus on Accountability, Improving Performance on Core Measures 11/03/10

To promote provider adherence to the care processes recommended in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' core measures, Norman Regional Health System shifts responsibility for certain...

Primary Care Nurses Systematically Assess Fall Risk, Provide Real-Time, Easy-to-Use Alerts to Physicians to Facilitate Appropriate Interventions for Those at Risk 08/06/09

Primary care clinic nurses and home-based primary care nurses at a Veterans Affairs medical center systematically assess the risk of falls in all patients. Using a modified version of an...

Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices 01/25/08

Practice enhancement assistants work across primary care practices to improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas among practices,...

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