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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.
Church-Based Initiative Supports Volunteers in Providing Education and Screenings to 150,000+ Memphis Residents, Leading to Improved Health Status 1/29/2014
A church-based program trains congregational members to be volunteer "health representatives" for their churches. These representatives provide health and disease prevention education and health screenings related to health priorities established by the church and its pastor, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
Specialty-Specific Medical Librarians Provide Quick Access to Evidence-Based Research, Leading to Reports of Improvements in Clinician Decisionmaking 1/15/2014
Medical librarians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Eskind Biomedical Library developed a rapid turnaround service to provide answers to medical queries from clinicians that are based on the latest evidence-based research.
Hospital Posts Appropriate Diet for Patient on Room Door, Reducing Diet-Related Mistakes and Nursing Interruptions 12/18/2013
An adjustable “diet wheel” posted on each inpatient’s doorway indicates which of 15 physician-ordered diets a patient should receive and prompts dietary staff to check that food trays match the ordered diet, leading to fewer diet-related miscommunications, mistakes, and interruptions.
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 11/20/2013
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.
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