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Hospital Pharmacist Staff Use Robotic Medication Transport System To Reduce Delivery Time and Costs, Enhance Nurse Efficiency and Satisfaction 9/10/2014
Pharmacist staff use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units, resulting in faster and more reliable medication delivery, lower costs, fewer lost medications, and increased nurse efficiency.
Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 9/10/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
Pathology Team Provides Patient-Specific Interpretations of Test Results, Reducing Ordering Errors and Speeding Up Diagnostic Process 9/10/2014
Pathologists provide a paragraph of patient-specific analysis as a supplement to traditional laboratory test results, leading to fewer ordering errors, time savings, and quicker diagnoses.
Patient Safety Alert System That Uses Principles From Auto Manufacturing Increases Reporting and Improves Safety in a Medical Center 9/10/2014
Virginia Mason Medical Center instituted a patient safety alert system that requires all staff who encounter a situation likely to harm a patient to make an immediate report and cease any activity that could cause further harm.
Updated Policy System Gives Authorized Users Access to Interstate Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Assisting Them in Identifying Cases of Potential Misuse 9/10/2014
A data exchange platform links individual State prescription-monitoring programs, helping authorized prescribers and pharmacists identify patients who appear to be crossing State lines to obtain drugs for potential personal misuse or illegal activity.
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ARTICLES
Understanding the Forces That Influence the Adoption and Spread of Health Care Innovation 8/27/2014
How Middle Managers Can Influence Innovation Implementation 5/7/2014
Creating a Culture of Innovation 4/23/2014
Harnessing Disruptive Innovation in Health Care 4/23/2014
How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process 4/23/2014
Identifying Problems To Address Through Adoption of Innovations 4/23/2014
Nurturing Innovative Thinking 4/23/2014
Recognizing the Importance of Innovation in Health Service Delivery 4/23/2014
States Turn to Managed Care To Constrain Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
Using Tools for Idea Generation 4/23/2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Still Poses a Public Health Threat 3/26/2014
Chronic Disease Management Can Reduce Readmissions 3/26/2014
Connecting Underserved Patients to Primary Care After Emergency Department Visits 3/26/2014
Improving Access to Specialty Care for Medicaid Patients 3/26/2014
Screening Patients in the Emergency Department for HIV and Tobacco Use 3/26/2014
Technology Is Improving Patients' Access to Their Health Information 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
The Transformation of Health and Health Care Delivery 3/26/2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Will Soon Issue a Final Recommendation on HIV Screening for Adolescents and Adults 3/26/2014
Developing and Testing an Idea 3/12/2014
Formalization of the Pathways Model Facilitates Standards and Certification 2/26/2014
Factors That Influence the Scale Up and Spread of Innovations 1/29/2014
National Initiative Uses Medical Order Forms To Translate Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Into Action 12/18/2013
Selecting an Innovation Strategy 12/4/2013
How To Think About Evidence When Deciding Whether To Adopt an Innovation 6/19/2013
Telehealth Improves Access and Quality of Care for Alaska Natives 5/22/2013
A Next-Generation Personal Health Record System Enhances Preventive Care 4/17/2013
New Recognition Standards for Specialty Practices Emphasize Coordination With Primary Care 4/17/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
ISSUES
Policies To Reduce Health Care Disparities 9/25/2013
Innovations in Medicaid Policy 9/11/2013
Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking 8/28/2013
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care 6/19/2013
State Health Care Legislation and Statewide Initiatives 9/26/2012
Innovative Payment Policies 8/15/2012
VIDEOS

Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, Nancy Langenfeld, MS, RN
Scaling and Spreading the Heart 360® Innovation: Part 2
Blueprint for Health: Foundations of the Blueprint (2 of 3)
EVENTS
A Close Look at Care Coordination Within Patient-Centered Medical Homes: West Virginia’s Experience
5/9/2013
Innovative Policies: Using ACO Principles and Financial Incentives to Improve Health Outcomes
1/29/2013

Last updated: September 10, 2014.