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24-Hour Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team Reduces Hospitalization for Children with Complex Behavioral and Emotional Needs 4/9/2014
A rapid response team defuses crisis situations for children with complex behavioral needs.
Archived Acuity-Adaptable Inpatient Rooms Eliminate Most Patient Transfers, Leading to Enhanced Safety, Satisfaction, and Efficiency 3/26/2014
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
Remote Visits by Pediatricians for Sick Children at Inner-City and Other Child Care Centers/Schools Reduce Absences and Emergency Department Use 3/26/2014
Childcare centers and elementary schools in the Rochester area have access to a Web-based telemedicine system that allows clinicians to provide remote diagnoses and recommendations for sick children.
Outpatient Center Evaluates Stable Patients Experiencing Recent Ministroke, Leading to Timely, Comprehensive Care and Lower Costs 3/12/2014
As an alternative to inpatient care, an outpatient center located within a hospital with a stroke center evaluates stable patients who have experienced a recent transient ischemic attack, leading to more timely and comprehensive care, and to significant cost savings through the avoidance of unnecessary admissions.
Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinicians Use Protocol To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Patients Suspected of Abusing Controlled Substances 3/12/2014
Emergency department and urgent care physicians and nurses use a protocol to help them decide how to treat patients complaining of pain who may be abusing controlled substances, leading to significantly fewer such patients receiving prescriptions for opioids.
QualityTools
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action 12/18/2013
This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action 12/18/2013
This 39-page workbook will help State leaders develop the information needed to support quality improvement efforts for asthma-related health care
Deploy Rapid Response Teams 2/20/2013
These tools, which are part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign, can help a hospital establish a rapid response team program.
Healthy Pregnancy: When to Call the Baby's Doctor Print and Go Guide 7/11/2012
This guide helps new mothers identify some of the symptoms which require a pediatrician's attention.
Patient Care Portfolio 5/9/2012
This tool offers nurses a reliable method for developing evidence-based workforce plans to support existing services or the development of new ones.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.