Washington

Innovations

Resettlement Agencies Team With County To Enhance Access to Culturally Sensitive Screening and Followup for Arriving Refugees at Risk of Mental Health Problems 05/01/13

Community mental health agencies in the Seattle, WA, area that work with refugees partnered with the county health department (Public Health – Seattle & King County) and a researcher to...

Nurse Practitioner–Staffed Clinic Offers Same-Day, Comprehensive Appointments to Patients With Breast Symptoms, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Lower Costs 03/22/13

To improve the efficiency and timeliness of diagnosis and treatment for patients with symptomatic breast conditions, Virginia Mason Medical Center created a breast clinic co-located in a radiology...

State Legislation Promotes Use of Shared Decisionmaking Through Demonstration Project, Learning Collaborative, and Recognition of Decision Aids as Informed Consent 03/05/13

The state of Washington has passed multiple pieces of legislation to promote the routine use of shared decisionmaking, a process in which patients and physicians jointly decide on the best course...

Health Plan Leadership Promotes Shared Decisionmaking Through Use of Decision Aids by Surgeons, Contributing To Lower Joint Replacement Rates and Overall Health Care Costs 02/15/13

As part of a larger initiative involving 6 specialties, Group Health (an integrated system that provides care and coverage to more than 600,000 individuals) assisted providers in 5 orthopedic...

Increased Reimbursement and Dedicated Funds Allow Remote Primary Care Clinics to Provide Around-the-Clock Care, Leading to Fewer Medical Evacuations and Higher Quality of Care 01/07/13

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic program combines a change in reimbursement policy with additional Federal funding to allow five primary care clinics in remote areas in Alaska and Washington to...

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