Illinois

Innovations

Information Technology-Facilitated Identification of At-Risk Primary Care Patients Combined With In-Office Automated Measurement Significantly Reduces Undiagnosed Hypertension 05/19/14

Leveraging existing information technology, operational workflows, and reporting processes, NorthShore University HealthSystem provides clinicians in 40 primary care practices with a monthly list...

Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs 04/28/14

University of Chicago Medicine (a large academic medical center) developed and implemented a program called CareSmarts in which patients with diabetes received several text messages each day...

Primary Care Physician Communication With Patients at or Soon After Discharge Significantly Reduces Medication Discrepancies 03/17/14

Hospitalists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital contact the primary care physicians of patients with complex medication regimens who are about to be discharged from the hospital to their homes to...

Foundation Develops Community-Based HIV Testing and Partnerships With Medical Homes, Leading to More Timely Linkages to Care for Newly Diagnosed Patients 11/25/13

Recognizing the challenges of the existing system to connect newly diagnosed HIV patients to care, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago developed community-based testing programs and partnerships with...

Social Workers Support Outpatients in Dealing With Psychosocial Issues, Leading to High Patient and Practitioner Satisfaction and Better Patient Self-Management 10/21/13

Through Rush University Medical Center's Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (more commonly referred to as AIMS) program, master's-level social workers support primary care and...

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