Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span
An Arizona clinic for women refugees provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive care across the reproductive life span, leading to enhanced access to services, high patient satisfaction, greater awareness of breast cancer and mammography, and better planning for childbirth.
Two-Track ED Process Flow Reduces the Number of Untreated Patients, Lengths of Stay, and Waiting Times
A new change mode helps emergency departments redesign patient flow processes so that a clinical team rapidly triages each patient, allowing for accelerated treatment of less sick patients and faster admission for those who are very ill.
Health Clinics and Community Organization Coordinate Outreach Workers To Educate and Support Farm Workers, Leading to Healthier Behaviors and Higher Satisfaction
Outreach workers from two community-based organizations coordinate efforts to support Mexican farm workers in navigating the health care system and enhancing their health. The program led to more physical activity, better dietary habits, and higher satisfaction.
Instant Access to Clinical Information From Other Providers Leads to Reports of Higher Quality and Lower Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries
An information exchange system enabled clinicians serving Medicaid beneficiaries to immediately access patient-specific hospital discharge, laboratory test, and medication data from other providers, leading to enhanced efficiency and safety and lower costs.
Statewide Standards for Color-Coded Wristbands Are Adopted by Vast Majority of Arizona Hospitals
A hospital association forged consensus on statewide standards for use of color-coded wristbands and provided implementation support to hospitals, leading to widespread adoption of the standards.