Pennsylvania

Innovations

Statewide Association Creates Nation’s First Statewide Patient and Family Engagement Advisory Council, Increasing Adoption of Leading Practices by Member Hospitals 08/28/15

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania created the Nation’s first statewide Patient and Family Engagement Advisory Council. Made up of roughly 30 volunteers from across...

Community Health Workers Embedded in Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Teams Enhance Access to Primary Care and Improve Health Outcomes for Low-Income Patients 03/13/14

The University of Pennsylvania Health System embeds community health workers into its clinical teams at hospitals and medical offices. Following the Individualized Management for Patient-Centered...

Long-Term Care Facilities Cede Control of Immunization Policies to Regional Pharmacy, Significantly Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Workers 01/30/14

As part of the Raising Immunizations Safely and Effectively (more commonly known as RISE) program, 14 long-term care facilities cede control of vaccination-related policies and processes to a...

Comprehensive Program To Improve Discharge Process Reduces Readmissions 11/01/13

Developed by the Society of Hospital Medicine, Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions) offers hospitals a comprehensive program to improve care transitions for those being...

Online Visits With Dermatologists Enhance Access to Care for Patients With Minor and Serious Skin Conditions, Boost Physician Productivity 08/07/13

Patients with skin conditions conduct virtual visits with board-certified dermatologists, submitting their medical history and information and photographs related to the condition(s) through user-...

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