Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Patient-Centered Hospital Redesign Leads to Low Infection Rates, Higher Patient Satisfaction, More Admissions, and Other Benefits
Griffin Hospital redesigned its facilities to incorporate design factors that create a homelike environment for patients, resulting in higher patient satisfaction, increased admissions, positive financial outcomes, and other benefits.
Tailored, Home-Based Physical Therapy Reduces Disability in Frail Community-Dwelling Seniors
A tailored, home-based physical therapy program slows functional decline in moderately frail, community-dwelling older adults.
Group Visits Focused on Prenatal Care and Parenting Improve Birth Outcomes and Provider Efficiency
Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.
Police-Mental Health Collaboration Provides Immediate and Ongoing Services to Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma, Leading to Enhanced Quality of Life
The Child Development Community Policing Program provides crisis intervention services, clinical services, and coordinated case planning for children, adolescents, and families who are exposed to violence and other traumatizing events.