Adaptation and Expansion of Existing Bundle of Inpatient Interventions Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Long-Term Care Facility
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility modified and expanded an existing set of known-to-be-effective inpatient interventions for use in the long-term acute care setting, leading to a 58 percent reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Alliance Creates Community Health Workers’ Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities
A statewide consortium of community health workers, public agencies, and nonprofits aimed to reduce health disparities by developing a standardized scope of practice, creating a training and certificate program and a stable funding strategy to secure reimbursement from Medicaid. Their work resulted in greater integration for these workers in the health care work force.
Capitated Health Center Uses Health Coaches to Manage Chronic Illnesses, Leading to Improved Clinical Outcomes
Trained, bilingual medical assistants in a capitated health center serve as health coaches to chronically ill (often diabetic) patients of similar ethnic or racial backgrounds, leading to better disease management and clinical outcomes for those with diabetes, very positive feedback from patients and center staff, and low turnover among medical assistants and coaches.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Checklist-Plus-Technology System Eliminates Wrong-Site Surgery and Near-Misses, Enhances Required Preoperative Process Compliance
Barnes-Jewish Hospital adopts an integrated checklist and armband technology system that ensures essential steps are completed during the outpatient preoperative process.
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Discharge Risk Assessment
This risk assessment tool helps hospital discharge planners fully understand patient needs, thereby avoiding readmissions.
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers
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.
Mobile Health Roadmap
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
Care Coordination Measures Atlas
The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home model of care.