Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Practice Enhancement Assistants Improve Quality of Care in Primary Care Practices
Practice enhancement assistants improve patient care through practice audits and feedback, staff training, sharing of innovative ideas, and support in the development of systems and infrastructure.
Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees
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.
Psychiatric Hospital Streamlines Patient Transfer Process, Reducing Scheduling Time and Nearly Doubling Monthly Transfers to Outpatient Clinics
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics used Toyota Production System principles to streamline the process by which patients are transferred to outpatient clinics, significantly reducing scheduling time, time to the patient's first appointment, and communication errors, and leading to a near doubling in the number of patient transfers.
Rapid Admission Protocol for Emergency Department Patients Reduces Boarding Time
A rapid admission protocol streamlines the process between the decision to admit an emergency department patient and the arrival of the patient on the inpatient unit by reassigning care responsibilities and reducing process steps, leading to reduced emergency department boarding time.