Academic Detailing Sessions With Providers Increase Use of Pain- and Anxiety-Reducing Strategies During Childhood Immunizations
A trained educator used “academic detailing” sessions to teach primary care clinicians about proven strategies for reducing the pain and anxiety associated with childhood immunizations, leading to increased use of these strategies and greater satisfaction among clinicians.
Adult Daycare Program Offers Nursing and Rehabilitative Services, Leading to Improved State of Mind for Low-Income Elders and Disabled Adults
Six adult day health centers provide nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as social programs and activities to elders and other vulnerable adults to maintain and/or improve physical, social, and cognitive functioning, thus avoiding the need for placement in a long-term care facility.
Advocacy Firm Assists Patients in Choosing Providers/Treatments and Coordinating Care, Leading to Quick Access to Services and High Satisfaction
PinnacleCare provides individualized care management services that include an initial health assessment, an annual health plan/consultation, round-the-clock access to medical advocates and advisers, facilitated access to top specialists and medical institutions, and management of electronic medical records.
Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Centralized Orthopedic Center and Streamlined Referral and Triage Processes Enhance Access to Appropriate Treatment
Thedacare, a four-hospital system, has redesigned its musculoskeletal care process to make it more efficient and effective for patients and providers. Improvements include a centralized orthopedics center that houses physicians (orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and rehabilitation specialists), therapists, and supplies; changed the traditional process of most patients with musculoskeletal injuries seeing an orthopedic surgeon first; and the creation of referral protocols and a triage system designed to get patients the level of care they need quickly.
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2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition
This guide, written for youth with special health care needs, helps them prepare for their transition from pediatric health care or service to adult care or service.
Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE.
Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records
This online guide, for health care providers, information technology specialists, and system administrators, helps in planning and avoiding possible problems when implementing and using an electronic health record (EHR).