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Innovations

Mental Health Patients Track Moods Through Web Application, Generating Greater Adherence to Daily Tracking, Better Treatment Decisions, and High Satisfaction 07/25/11

As an adjunct to face-to-face counseling, individuals with depression and/or other mood disorders log and track their daily moods using a mobile phone application. Known as Mood 24/7, the...

Culturally Appropriate, Interactive Decision Aid Yields High Quit Rates Among Underserved, Low-Literacy Latino and Hispanic Smokers 07/05/11

The Smoking Cessation Decision Aid program provides underserved, low-literacy, mainly Latino and Hispanic smokers with an interactive, culturally appropriate decision aid to improve their...

14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money 01/06/11

Via Christi Health operates a telepharmacy program at 14 hospitals that enables offsite pharmacists to review medication orders and patient medical records via computer and then authorize the...

Telephone Consultations Improve Medication Adherence and Physical Functioning in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis 11/02/10

A licensed pharmacist or registered nurse periodically consults via telephone over a 7-month period with adult patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The consultations focus on educating...

Joint Radiologist–Pathologist Review of Diagnostic Findings Improves Care of Patients Being Screened for Breast Cancer 11/30/09

A pathologist and radiologists at the University of Kansas Medical Center meet weekly via audio-video conference to view pathology findings and radiologic digital images simultaneously and...

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