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Archived Acuity-Adaptable Inpatient Rooms Eliminate Most Patient Transfers, Leading to Enhanced Safety, Satisfaction, and Efficiency 8/27/2014
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
Adoption of Rapid Cycle Improvement Process From Toyota Increases Efficiency and Productivity at Community Health Clinics 8/27/2014
Community clinics use the Toyota "Lean" rapid cycle process improvement system to enhance efficiency and productivity, leading to a significant increase in revenues.
Archived Behavioral Health Clinic Offers Onsite Primary Care to Low-Income Asians With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access and Facilitating Improvements in Physical Health 8/27/2014
A behavioral health clinic maintains an onsite primary care clinic that provides culturally competent care to low-income Asian Americans with serious mental illness, enhancing access to such care and facilitating modest improvements in physical health.
Community-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Medical Care and Reduces Emergency Department Visits for Chronically Ill Recently Released Prisoners 8/27/2014
Community-based clinic enhances access to medical care and reduces emergency department visits for chronically ill individuals who have recently been released from prison.
Archived Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children 8/27/2014
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
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Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers 7/30/2014
Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care treatment decisions together. These videos, for health care providers, provide information on the process and patient decision aids.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Sample Forms 6/18/2014
The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm program, designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life, promotes the use of a POLST form to document medical orders such as pain management, resuscitation orders, feeding procedures, and other medical interventions.
Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit 3/26/2014
"Door to Doc" is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen, and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.
Queueing ToolPak 4.0 2/26/2014
The Queueing ToolPak (QTP) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that performs basic calculations for waiting time analysis.
Caring Connections: Brochures 12/18/2013
Caring Connections provides brochures to help people make informed decisions about end-of-life care and services. 

Last updated: August 27, 2014.