Policies and procedures

Innovations

Committee Reviews and Advises on Cases of Alleged Unprofessional Behavior as Alternative to Formal Investigation, Leading to Improvements in Physician Behavior 12/19/14

Each of the three hospitals within the University of Pennsylvania Health System has a Professionalism Committee that can handle cases of alleged disruptive, unprofessional behavior by a physician...

Specially Trained Paramedics Respond to Nonemergency 911 Calls and Proactively Care for Frequent Callers, Reducing Inappropriate Use of Emergency Services 12/19/14

Developed by Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare (a two-hospital system that is part of the BJC HealthCare System), Community Health Access Program is a mobile program that...

Awareness Campaign Targeting Young Minority Women Offers Free Home Test Kit for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Increases Access to Screening and Treatment 11/04/14

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health runs a sexually transmitted disease prevention program, targeted to minority women age 12 to 25,  that promotes the availability of a free, at-...

Physician-Led Clinics Offer Integrated, Coordinated Care to High-Risk Seniors Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Strong Performance on Quality Metrics, Low Inpatient Use, and High Patient Satisfaction 11/04/14

ChenMed is a physician-led practice serving more than 20,000 Medicare-eligible seniors through 36 centers in six States. ChenMed offers integrated, coordinated care under capitated contracts...

Regional Commission Made Up of Diverse Stakeholders Enhances Access to Coverage and Services for Low-Income Residents, Reducing Readmissions and Emergency Department Visits 11/04/14

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission is a diverse consortium of collaborating stakeholders (providers, civic leaders, community activists, and local and State government officials) that...

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