Dedicated Emergency Department Team Follows Up With Discharged Patients, Easing Physician Workload and Enhancing Quality of Care
A dedicated team of nurses and clerks provides followup support for patients discharged from the emergency department, leading to better quality care, high satisfaction among patients and primary care providers, and fewer patient walkouts.
Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.
Individual and Group Support Sessions Enhance Skills and Knowledge, Reduce Burden and Depression for Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Individual and group support enhances the skills and knowledge of those caring for patients with dementia, leading to less caregiver burden and depression and fewer problem behaviors among patients.
Solo Physician's Use of Virtual and Phone Visits, Same-Day Appointments, and Extended In-Person Visits Leads to High Patient Satisfaction and Improved Chronic Disease Outcomes
A solo family practitioner provides 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week access to care for her patients through liberal use of "virtual" or e-mail visits, telephone calls, same-day appointments, and extended office visits.
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DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it.
Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice
This presentation provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma.
Using Telehealth to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings From the AHRQ Health Information Technology Portfolio
This report provides an overview of technical and organizational findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health information technology grantees when developing, implementing, or evaluating telehealth interventions.
Accessible Health Information Technology (IT) for Populations With Limited Literacy: A Guide for Developers and Purchasers of Health IT
This guide and checklist for developers and purchasers of health information (IT) provides structure, strategies, and other resources for the development of accessible health IT products.
American Cancer Society Mammogram Reminder
This interactive tool will send an e-mail message each year reminding you or someone you know to "Please schedule your mammogram today."