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Early Activation of Acute Myocardial Infarction Team Reduces Time Between Emergency Department Arrival and Start of Angioplasty Procedure 7/2/2014
The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and team activation, ideally while the patient is en route to the hospital.
Teaching Clinic Offers Medical Home for Children With Complex Conditions, Leading to Fewer Emergency Department Visits and Highly Satisfied Families 7/2/2014
A resident education clinic implemented a multifaceted medical home for children with complex chronic conditions, leading to a significant reduction in emergency department visits and high levels of patient/family satisfaction.
Transition "Tickets" Reduce Adverse Events During Patient Transports 7/2/2014
An intrahospital transport program, known as Ticket to Ride, standardizes the inpatient transport process by ensuring that critical information accompanies the patient at all times, leading to fewer off-unit adverse events.
Program Offering Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service Significantly Reduces Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Individuals 6/18/2014
The Dentists’ Partnership offers free oral health care to low-income individuals in exchange for community service, resulting in a 70-percent decline in emergency department visits for urgent dental conditions, a positive return on investment, and high levels of dentist and patient satisfaction.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes 6/4/2014
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
QualityTools
Transportation and Health Toolkit 5/23/2012
This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.