Algorithm-Based Decision Support System Guides Trauma Staff During Initial Treatment, Leading to Fewer Medical Errors
A computerized decision support system uses algorithms and real-time patient information to guide the resuscitation of trauma patients, leading to fewer medical errors.
Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
Medical Student–Run Primary Care Clinic Offers Valuable Training to Future Physicians and Enhances Access to Care for Low-Income Patients
Medical students operate a free primary care health clinic for visitors to a large, local soup kitchen, gaining invaluable experience and providing patients with medical care they would otherwise likely go without.
Nurse–Physician Infection Prevention Teams Conduct Rounds and Provide Support to Frontline Clinicians, Leading to Fewer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Physician–nurse infection prevention teams round on hospital units at least weekly, leading to a 70-percent decline in central line–associated infections and very low rates of surgical site infections.
Protocols, Task Specialization, and Case Reviews Virtually Eliminate Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A comprehensive set of protocols and practices virtually eliminates catheter-related bloodstream infections in the neonatal intensive care unit, generating estimated annual savings of $750,000 to $1,000,000.
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Improving Your Office Testing Process: A Toolkit for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
This toolkit provides information and resources to help physicians' offices, clinics, and other ambulatory care facilities assess and improve the testing process in their offices.
Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP™): Tutorials
This set of online tutorials can assist laboratory professionals with the effective design and implementation of quality improvement studies to support the body of evidence needed to justify best practices in laboratory medicine.
Influenza-Fecal Immunochemical Test and Influenza–Fecal Occult Blood Test Program Materials
The FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots.
Talking With Your Patients About Screening for Prostate Cancer
This fact sheet for clinicians provides information to guide discussions on PSA screening for prostate cancer with male patients.
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Detection, Diagnosis, and Management of Dementia
This tool is a two-page summary of three American Academy of Neurology guidelines on dementia.