Mississippi

Innovations

Medical Center Improves Collection and Analysis of Demographic Information, Leading to Better Interpretation Services and Higher Quality Cardiac Care 07/23/12

Realizing the importance of accurate demographic information, the University of Mississippi Medical Center requires staff to use a standard protocol for collecting information on race, ethnicity,...

Formalized, Technology-Enabled Referral Relationships Between Medical Center and Community Clinics Enhance Access and Reduce Inappropriate Emergency Department Visits 06/15/12

A collaborative program known as Healthy Linkages leverages information technology to formalize referral relationships between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and community-based...

Foundation Supports Rural Stakeholders in Promoting Better Eating and Physical Activity, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Behaviors and Outcomes 07/11/11

An initiative of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, the Get a Life! program supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi...

Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students 10/13/10

North Mississippi Medical Center employs nurses who work at 22 elementary and middle schools in northeastern Mississippi. In addition to offering typical school nurse services related to the...

Public Health Dental Practitioners Offer Cessation Support to Low-Income Smokers, Leading to Increased Quit Rates 10/04/10

Trained dental health practitioners offered tobacco cessation assistance to smokers as part of routine dental visits in 14 public health centers serving racially and ethnically diverse, low-income...

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