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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.
Referring Physicians Send Electronic Handoff Note With Pertinent Patient Information to Emergency Department, Improving Physician Efficiency and Quality of Care 8/27/2014
Community-based physicians send an electronic handoff note with pertinent information to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s emergency department personnel when referring patients for emergency care, leading to improvements in physician efficiency and satisfaction, care coordination, and the quality and timeliness of care.
Archived Use of Lean Performance Improvement Processes Significantly Improves On-Time Surgical Starts in the Inpatient Setting 8/27/2014
Dupont Hospital introduced the principles of the Lean production model to its surgery department, leading to more than a doubling of the percentage of on-time surgery starts, from 27 to 66 percent.
Standardized Shift-Change Process Optimizes Time for Transfer of Patient Care Responsibility, Leads to High Levels of Nurse and Patient Satisfaction 8/13/2014
A six-step process related to nurse shift changes is designed to enhance patient safety by conveying vital patient information accurately, concisely, and consistently, leading to improved nurse and patient satisfaction and more nurse time spent at the bedside.
Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events 7/30/2014
Monthly patient safety conferences that allow clinicians and all levels of staff to openly discuss adverse events improved staff perceptions of the organization's safety culture and increased the reporting of such events.
QualityTools
Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 8/13/2014
This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources hospitals can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety.
Prehospital Medical Information System 6/4/2014
The Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS) is a State-mandated, Internet-based emergency medical services (EMS) information system that collects data on each EMS call report made within Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
OpenNotes Toolkit 5/21/2014
The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems and offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Initiative 5/7/2014
The goal of the Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Initiative is to measurably decrease the number of discrepant medication orders and the associated potential and actual patient harm.
Survey User's Guide: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety 12/18/2013
This user guide provides a general overview of the issues and major decisions involved in conducting the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture and reporting the results.
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Health IT in Care Coordination 7/20/2011

Last updated: August 27, 2014.