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Automated, Telephone-Based Interactive, Language-Appropriate Monitoring Engages and Improves Health Behaviors of Low-Income Diabetes Patients 7/16/2014
The Automated Telephone Diabetes Management program, a part of the IDEALL project, provided automated telephone monitoring of individuals with poorly controlled type II diabetes who receive their care at four safety net clinics in San Francisco.
Policy State Legislation Requires Inclusion of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Continuing Medical Education, Increasing Acceptance of Their Importance by Educational Programs and Clinicians 7/16/2014
State legislation requires continuing medical education courses to include curricula related to cultural and linguistic competence in medical practice, leading to a deeper understanding of the importance of these competencies by those offering such courses and the clinicians they serve.
Technology-Enabled Reengineering of Referral Intake Process and Case Management System Significantly Improves Field Nurses' Ability to Serve At-Risk Families 7/16/2014
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency implemented a Mobile Remote Workforce project to increase the amount of time field nurses in the agency's public health nurse home visitation program can spend providing direct services to at-risk families.
Preoperative Safety Briefing Reduces Wrong-Site Surgery and Nursing Turnover, Enhances Safety Attitude 7/2/2014
A presurgical safety briefing held by the operating room team before every procedure has virtually eliminated wrong-site surgeries, enhanced operating room staff satisfaction and perceptions of safety, and reduced nurse turnover.
Policy State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate 7/2/2014
The California Department of Health provides education and support to hospitals throughout the state, allowing many to create programs to address appropriate use of antimicrobials in response to State legislation.
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