Comprehensive Program Featuring Registry, Self-Management Education, Action Plans, and Home Visits Reduces Asthma-Related Admissions and Emergency Department Visits
A comprehensive asthma management program that includes a registry of all asthma patients, action plans, home visits from nurses, and specialized services for high-risk children led to a reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and pediatric emergency department visits.
Nurse-Enforced Protocols and Associated Tools Significantly Reduce Catheter-Related Infections in the Intensive Care Unit
St. John Hospital and Medical Center developed and implemented nurse-enforced protocols and associated tools, leading to a significant reduction in the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Statewide Collaborative Supports Hospital-Based Teams in Developing Improvement Plans for Stroke Care, Resulting in Improved Performance on Select Measures
As part of a statewide collaborative, hospital-based multidisciplinary teams developed and implemented projects aimed at improving adherence to a set of standardized, evidence-based protocols for the management of acute stroke.
Early Activation of Acute Myocardial Infarction Team Reduces Time Between Emergency Department Arrival and Start of Angioplasty Procedure
The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and team activation, ideally while the patient is en route to the hospital.
Major Health Systems Collaborate on Organizational Structures and Policies, Enhancing Access to Care and Reducing Uncompensated Care Costs for the Uninsured
Large health care systems in Detroit came together to develop an organizational structure and common goals and policies designed to strengthen the safety net for uninsured residents, leading to increased enrollment in public insurance, enhanced access to primary and specialty care, and lower uncompensated care costs.