Insurer Provides Financial Incentives, Infrastructure, and Other Support To Stimulate Provider Participation in Quality Improvement Collaborations
A large insurer offers financial incentives and other support to provider-led quality improvement collaborations, leading to high levels of provider participation, higher quality, lower costs, and a positive return on investment.
Nurse–Physician Infection Prevention Teams Conduct Rounds and Provide Support to Frontline Clinicians, Leading to Fewer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Physician–nurse infection prevention teams round on hospital units at least weekly, leading to a 70-percent decline in central line–associated infections and very low rates of surgical site infections.
Concurrent and Retrospective Chart Review, Performance Reporting, and Other Support Significantly Improve Adherence to Core Measures in Four Clinical Areas
Concurrent and postdischarge nurse chart review, performance feedback, and other support lead to near-perfect adherence to recommended care processes for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.
Children’s Hospital Employs Enterprise Data Warehouse To Support Multidisciplinary Improvement Teams, Leading to Higher Quality and Lower Costs
A children’s hospital uses an enterprise data warehouse to assist multidisciplinary teams in identifying and addressing opportunities to improve quality, leading to better adherence to evidence-based guidelines, less unnecessary care, and significant cost savings.
Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Quick Tips—When Planning for Surgery
This tool presents 12 questions patients should ask their doctor before having surgery.
Women's Health Care in the United States: Selected Findings From the 2004 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, Fact Sheet
Using selected measures from the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report, this fact sheet describes disparities in the health care received by women.
Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer
The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer is designed to offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting.
Nursing Assistant Ostomy Competency Tool
This tool is used to rate nursing assistants on their performance of critical elements of care for patients with existing ostomies.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations, Slide Set
This slideshow summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage breast cancer.