Dedicated Emergency Department Team Follows Up With Discharged Patients, Easing Physician Workload and Enhancing Quality of Care
A dedicated team of nurses and clerks provides followup support for patients discharged from the emergency department, leading to better quality care, high satisfaction among patients and primary care providers, and fewer patient walkouts.
Immediate Post-Event Debriefing Improves Multiple Aspects of Response to Codes and Increases Staff Satisfaction
Immediate team debriefings after a cardiopulmonary resuscitation code event improve multiple aspects of the team's response to future codes and generate high levels of staff satisfaction.
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.
Team-Based Ownership Over Defined Patient Panels Supported by Information Technology Enhances Provision of Evidence-Based Care
Teams of primary care providers, supported by information technology, address gaps in care for a defined panel of patients, leading to greater adherence to evidence-based practices and improved outcomes.
Electronic Medical Record–Facilitated Workflow Changes Enhance Quality and Efficiency, Generating Positive Return on Investment in Small Pediatrics Practice
Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate New York, improved its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while adopting an electronic medical record.