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.
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.
Mobile Clinic Provides Comprehensive Medical Home for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Increasing Followup Care
A mobile health clinic provides a medical home to homeless and other at-risk youth, leading to fewer emergency department visits, more follow up care, and high levels of satisfaction.
Hospital Employs Emergency Department–Based Physical Therapists, Leading to Improved Quality, Efficiency, and Patient/Physician Satisfaction
Emergency department–based physical therapists provide care to patients with minor musculoskeletal problems, leading to anecdotal reports of improved quality, efficiency, and patient/physician satisfaction.
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.