Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Comprehensive Initiative to Create a Culture of Safety Significantly Reduces Harm Caused by Medical Errors, Mortality, Length of Stay, and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia and Infections
Sentara Healthcare launched a program designed to create a strong culture of safety. The initiative includes an assessment of the existing safety culture, establishment of goals related to improved safety, the development of specific strategies to identify and correct safety problems, and the use of ongoing processes and systems to monitor progress and encourage continued improvement.
Free Weekly Clinic for Low-Income, African-American Men Enhances Access to Culturally Appropriate Primary Care, Counseling, and Support Group Services
Physicians and social workers provide free, convenient, culturally appropriate medical care, counseling, and support group services to African-American men in African-American Chicago neighborhoods, enhancing access to these services for roughly 3,000 to 3,500 men each year.
Health Plan's Comprehensive Strategy Involving Physician Incentives and Targeted Recruitment Enhances Patient Access to Language-Concordant Physicians
A large medical group developed a comprehensive strategy to increase the number of physicians who speak languages other than English in order to improve access for patients with limited English proficiency.
Hospital-Based Asthma Educators Train Patients, Providers, and Community Members on Optimal Care, Leading to Fewer Admissions, Emergency Department Visits, and Missed Work Days
Asthma educators help patients, providers, school nurses, childcare providers, pharmacists, and others in the community achieve optimal asthma treatment, leading to fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed work days.
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Health Information Exchange Toolkits
This Web page from the HIMSS offers three toolkits that provide information about HIE organizations, networks, and initiatives at the local, regional, and State level.
MONAHRQ is a free software product that enables organizations—such as State and local data organizations, chartered value exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans—to input their own hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven Web site.