Social work

Innovations

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...

Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction 05/22/13

In partnership with Walgreens, Washington Adventist Hospital provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission. Known as WellTransitions ® , this...

Coordinated, Intensive Medical, Social, and Behavioral Health Services Improve Outcomes and Reduce Utilization for Frequent Emergency Department Users 03/04/13

The Center for Integrative Management at Spectrum Health provides, manages, or coordinates intensive, concurrent medical and behavioral health care, addiction services, and social services for...

Multifaceted Program Helps Pediatricians Screen for Maternal Depression and Assess Infant Crying and Toilet Training, Enhancing Their Ability To Prevent, Identify, and Address Cases of Potential Child Abuse 02/08/08

Pediatric primary care practices implemented a multifaceted child abuse and neglect identification and prevention program called Practicing Safety that involves screening, provision of enhanced “...

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