Statewide Initiative Focuses on Early Diagnosis, Care Team Activation, and Patient Transfer, Leading to More Timely Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
A statewide program in North Carolina promotes early initiation of evidence-based heart attack treatment through collaboration with trained paramedics and partnerships between and within hospitals, leading to earlier initiation of therapy and faster transfer of patients.
Revised Consent Process Based on Customized, Easy-to-Understand Form Enhances Patient Understanding and Decisionmaking for Cardiac Catheterization
The Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke’s Hospital developed a customized consent process based on a computer-generated consent form for cardiac catheterization and related interventional procedures.
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.