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Managed Care Entity Funded By Public Agencies Reduces Institutionalization and Recidivism, and Improves School Attendance and Functional Ability Among Emotionally Disturbed Youth 8/13/2014
Funded by and receiving referrals from the various public systems serving at-risk youth, Wraparound Milwaukee pays for and supports the provision of coordinated mental health and support services to children and adolescents with serious emotional and mental health needs, leading to less institutionalization and recidivism, lower costs, increased school attendance, better functioning at home and in school, and high satisfaction.
Web-Based Triage and Scheduling System Generates High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, Enhances Access to Sexual Health Services 8/13/2014
Sexual health clinics offer patients the option of requesting an appointment for nonurgent conditions via a Web-based system; the program has proven quite popular with patients and, along with other initiatives, has enhanced the clinics' ability to offer appointments quickly and serve new patients.
Pagers Enable Patients Awaiting Test Results to Leave Pediatric Emergency Department, Improving Patient Flow and Satisfaction 7/30/2014
A hospital emergency department distributes pagers to the families of low acuity/medically stable children, allowing them to leave the examination area while waiting for test results and physician recommendations, thus freeing up emergency department beds for other patients.
Surgical Hospitalist Model Enhances Access to Surgical Consultations, Increases Physician Perceptions of Quality at Academic Medical Center 7/2/2014
The surgical hospitalist model improves care and revenues for hospital-based emergency surgical care.
Airport Clinics Provide Quick Access to Low-Cost, Routine Services for Travelers, Airport/Airline Employees 6/4/2014
AeroClinic operated walk-in health care clinics that provided minor ill-care/well-care services for travelers and airport employees as well as occupational health services for airport employers in the Philadelphia and Atlanta airports.
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: August 13, 2014.