Early Identification and Intervention Leads to Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Schizophrenia for At-Risk Adolescents
The Portland Identification and Early Referral program encourages community members to identify and refer adolescents with early warning signs of psychosis and then intervenes with counseling and medical therapy before the onset of full-syndrome psychosis.
Emergency Department Tracks and Streamlines Patient and Staff Flow, Leading to Shorter Treatment Time, Fewer Walkouts, and Higher Patient Satisfaction
Albert Einstein Medical Center uses a patient and workflow management process to improve communication and workflow in the emergency department, leading to shorter length of stay, fewer walkouts and diversions, and higher patient satisfaction.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
Physician–Nurse House Calls Reduce Barriers to Health Care and Social Services for New Refugees
Physicians and nurses provide in-home routine medical care and assessments to newly arrived refugees, leading to enhanced access to health care and social services and better continuity of care for those with chronic illnesses.
Timely Assessment Increases Targeted Preventive Treatment for Patients at Risk for Hospital-Acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis
Providers use an established tool to classify patients into low-, moderate-, or high-risk categories for deep vein thrombosis and then prescribe preventive anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices, increasing prophylaxis use and decreasing deep vein thrombosis rates.
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Community Paramedic Evaluation Tool
The Community Paramedic Evaluation Tool is a self-assessment tool to be used by communities that wish to assess the current status of their paramedicine program.
Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit
"Door to Doc" is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen, and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.
Queueing ToolPak 4.0
The Queueing ToolPak (QTP) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that performs basic calculations for waiting time analysis.
Trainings, Drills & Exercises: Hospital and Primary Care Centers Tabletop Toolkit
This toolkit can aid hospitals in conducting health care facility-based drills to train staff on their roles and responsibilities in responding to a bioterrorism attack, and to identify and address current gaps in emergency preparedness plans.
Adherence Readiness Assessment
This tool is used to help a patient/client be more adherent to their HIV medications by identifying possible barriers and helping the client overcome them.