Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health
Onsite care coordination and support of seniors in affordable housing community leads to fewer falls, reduced hospital admissions, improved nutritional status, and increased levels of physical activity, promoting seniors' ability to remain in their homes as they age.
Better Integration of Home Health Aides Into the Health Care Team Improves Patient Functionality
A team-building program at the largest home care agency in the country integrated home health aides into the health care team and resulted in enhanced functional status for patients, including being better able to move independently from a bed to a wheelchair or chair and better able to walk without support.
Community- and Practice-Based Teams, Real-Time Information, and Financial Incentives Help Medical Homes Improve Care, Reduce Utilization and Costs
As part of a statewide, public-private initiative, a largely rural Vermont community supports its six medical patient-centered medical home practices with a multidisciplinary provider team, real-time electronic information, and insurer-funded financial incentives, leading to more appropriate care and services and lower utilization and growth in health care spending.
Comprehensive, Hospital-Based Program Significantly Reduces Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Associated Costs
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called "Save Our Skin" that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Culturally Competent Teams Provide Comprehensive Diabetes Care Management and Education, Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients
Project Dulce enhances diabetes care for underserved individuals by connecting primary care physicians with a team of bilingual, culturally competent professionals who are specially trained in techniques for managing diabetes, including case management, patient education and counseling, and diabetes self-management.
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Studer Group Toolkit: Patient Safety
This toolkit provides health care leaders and frontline staff specific tactics they can immediately put into action to improve patient safety outcomes.
This Web site, for health care providers, offers “how to” resources on using technology to assist care coordination and improve the independence of older adults.
Caring for Children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians
This toolkit is designed to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can provide the basis for a coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary system of care.
Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the ICU
This tool provides patients with information about mechanical ventilation in settings outside the intensive care unit.
Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt
This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department.