14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money
A telepharmacy program enables offsite pharmacists to review and approve medication orders in 14 hospitals, leading to expanded hours of service, reduced order processing times, enhanced pharmacy services, higher nurse satisfaction, freed up pharmacist time, and more than $1 million in annual cost savings.
Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health
Onsite care coordination and support of seniors in affordable housing community leads to fewer falls, reduced hospital admissions, improved nutritional status, and increased levels of physical activity, promoting seniors' ability to remain in their homes as they age.
Automated Clinician Prompts and Referrals Facilitate Access to Counseling Services, Leading to Positive Behavior Changes Among Patients
Automated clinician prompts and referrals facilitates access to behavior counseling, leading to improved behaviors related to diet and exercise and higher quit rates among smokers.
Electronic Standing Orders Highlight Care Gaps and Allow Nonphysicians to Address Them, Leading to Increased Provision of Preventive Services
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
Emergency Department Protocol Leads to Faster Identification and Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Sepsis
A “shock" protocol involving computerized flagging of abnormal vital signs and initiation of treatment based on standardized order sets led to faster identification and treatment of children with suspected sepsis in the emergency department.
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