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Policy Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees 7/8/2014
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs 6/18/2014
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Team Triage Reduces Emergency Department Walkouts, Improves Patient Care 6/4/2014
The emergency department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center established a program in which patients are quickly assessed in a triage area by a team consisting of a physician, a nurse, and a paramedic.
Pathology Team Provides Patient-Specific Interpretations of Test Results, Reducing Ordering Errors and Speeding Up Diagnostic Process 5/21/2014
Pathologists provide a paragraph of patient-specific analysis as a supplement to traditional laboratory test results, leading to fewer ordering errors, time savings, and quicker diagnoses.
Individual and Group Support Sessions Enhance Skills and Knowledge, Reduce Burden and Depression for Caregivers of Dementia Patients 2/26/2014
Individual and group support enhances the skills and knowledge of those caring for patients with dementia, leading to less caregiver burden and depression and fewer problem behaviors among patients.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.