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Centralized Orthopedic Center and Streamlined Referral and Triage Processes Enhance Access to Appropriate Treatment 8/13/2014
Thedacare, a four-hospital system, has redesigned its musculoskeletal care process to make it more efficient and effective for patients and providers. Improvements include a centralized orthopedics center that houses physicians (orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and rehabilitation specialists), therapists, and supplies; changed the traditional process of most patients with musculoskeletal injuries seeing an orthopedic surgeon first; and the creation of referral protocols and a triage system designed to get patients the level of care they need quickly.
Checklist-Guided Process Reduces Surgery-Related Mortality and Complications 8/13/2014
A checklist-guided process helps to ensure that surgical teams perform all appropriate care and necessary processes before and after surgery, leading to reductions in surgery-related mortality and complications.
Community Partnerships and Provider Training Increase Service Capacity and Access to Long-Term Treatment for Individuals With Heroin Addiction 8/13/2014
Community partnerships and provider training increase service capacity and access to long-term treatment for individuals addicted to heroin.
Creation of Households Program in Nursing Home Improves Residents' Health Status, Reduces Staff Turnover, and Boosts Demand for Services 8/13/2014
Meadowlark Hills, a retirement community, renovated one of its facilities so residents can live together in group households and become more independent. This led to improved residents' health and a sharp decrease in staff turnover.
Crisis Management Simulation Course Receives Positive Reviews, Enhances Communication and Teamwork Among Labor and Delivery Practitioners During Crises 8/13/2014
Crisis Resource Management is a 7-hour course for labor and delivery practitioners that uses various strategies of crew resource management, a safety program developed by the aviation industry, to create realistic simulations designed to facilitate improvement of teamwork and communication skills in a real labor and delivery crisis.
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ARTICLES
Capturing and Nurturing Good Ideas 4/23/2014
Creating a Culture of Innovation 4/23/2014
How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process 4/23/2014
Nurturing Innovative Thinking 4/23/2014
Taking a Fresh Look at Problems 4/23/2014
Using Tools for Idea Generation 4/23/2014
A Researcher’s Perspective on Clinical-Community Relationships 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
Moving an Innovative Depression Care Model from Research to Practice 3/26/2014
The State of Accountable Care Organizations 3/26/2014
The Transformation of Health and Health Care Delivery 3/26/2014
Developing and Testing an Idea 3/12/2014
Factors That Influence the Scale Up and Spread of Innovations 1/29/2014
Selecting an Innovation Strategy 12/4/2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Develops New Resources on Clinical-Community Relationships to Promote Research 8/14/2013
Public Health Workforce Faces New Challenges and Opportunities 4/17/2013
Collaborative Innovation Can Curb Obesity Across the Lifespan 5/30/2012
ISSUES
Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Care 7/3/2012
Connecting Health Care and Social Services 6/9/2010
Teamwork and Communication 3/30/2009
Linking Clinical Practices and the Community 12/8/2008
Using Teams to Improve Health Care Delivery 11/10/2008
VIDEOS
Scaling and Spreading the Heart 360® Innovation: Part 2
Essentia Heart Failure Program: Can This Innovation Be Scaled?
Blueprint for Health: Foundations of the Blueprint (2 of 3)
Innovations Exchange: Sharing Ideas on Health Care

Last updated: August 13, 2014.