Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events
Monthly patient safety conferences that allow clinicians and all levels of staff to openly discuss adverse events improved staff perceptions of the organization's safety culture and increased the reporting of such events.
Medical Home Features Small Panels, Long Visits, Outreach, and Caregiver Collaboration, Leading to Less Staff Burnout, Better Access and Quality, and Lower Utilization
A patient-centered medical home features smaller panel sizes and longer visits, pre- and postvisit outreach and care management, close communication and collaboration between physicians and other caregivers, upgrades to and better use of existing technology, and the elimination of productivity-based bonuses, leading to less staff burnout, fewer ambulatory sensitive admissions and emergency department visits, higher physician satisfaction, and improvements in access to and quality of care.
County-Based Accountable Care Organization for Medicaid Enrollees Features Shared Risk, Electronic Data Sharing, and Various Improvement Initiatives, Leading to Lower Utilization and Costs
A county-based accountable care organization integrates medical, behavioral, and social services and assigns a care coordinator to newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries to promote use of appropriate services, leading to fewer readmissions and emergency department visits and lower costs.
Easily Accessible, Welcoming Center Enhances Access to Medical and Social Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Homeless Youth
An easily accessible center offers a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment in which homeless youth, particularly those who identify themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, can access a wide array of medical and social services.
School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males
Connecticut’s 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school students co-located with traditional primary and acute medical services. The school-based centers have enhanced access to mental health services and generated high levels of satisfaction for students (particularly African-American and Hispanic males), and have led to less missed class time.
Increasing Efficiency and Enhancing Value in Health Care: Ways to Achieve Savings in Operating Costs per Year
This white paper describes the concepts and steps necessary to systematically identify and eliminate waste at health care organizations while maintaining or improving quality.