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Deaf Community Health Workers Provide Culturally Appropriate Education and Support to Deaf Patients, Improving Patient Knowledge and Engagement 4/9/2014
Trained community health workers accompany members of the Minnesota Deaf community on medical appointments and conduct home visits, leading to improved access to culturally appropriate care, improvements in patient understanding, trust and confidence, and better adherence to recommended care.
Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs 4/9/2014
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.
Medical Home for Patients With Disabilities and Chronic Conditions Improves Access and Self-Management Skills, Leading to More Healthy Days, Fewer Hospitalizations 4/9/2014
A primary care medical home for patients with disabilities and complex, chronic medical conditions emphasizes patient engagement and care coordination among medical specialties and social service providers, leading to enhanced access to care, better self-management skills, more days of good health, fewer hospitalizations, and lower costs.
Policy State Uses Financial Incentives To Fund Nursing Home–Initiated Quality Improvement Projects Through Competitive Bidding Process, Leading to Better Care 4/9/2014
The State of Minnesota uses financial rewards and penalties to fund nursing home–initiated quality improvement projects through a competitive bidding process, leading to improvements in the quality of care.
Information Technology (IT) Staff–Clinician Team Addresses IT Problems Affecting Providers and Patient Care, Leading to Increased System Usage and Efficiency 3/26/2014
Mayo Clinic's staff shadowed physicians and worked closely with them to improve the clinic's information system to better support providers and enhance the patient care process in inpatient and outpatient settings.
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