Hospital at Homesm Care Reduces Costs, Readmissions, and Complications and Enhances Satisfaction for Elderly Patients
Hospital at Homesm provides hospital-level care in a patient's home as a full substitute for acute hospital care for selected conditions common among seniors.
Advocacy Firm Assists Patients in Choosing Providers/Treatments and Coordinating Care, Leading to Quick Access to Services and High Satisfaction
PinnacleCare provides individualized care management services that include an initial health assessment, an annual health plan/consultation, round-the-clock access to medical advocates and advisers, facilitated access to top specialists and medical institutions, and management of electronic medical records.
At-Home Palliative Care for Veterans Enhances Medication Adherence and Connections With Families and Providers, While Also Lowering Costs
The Advanced Illness Palliative Care program is a multidisciplinary initiative that provides care management and palliative care to chronically or terminally ill veterans in their homes via telehealth technology.
Electronic Medical Record–Facilitated Workflow Changes Enhance Quality and Efficiency, Generating Positive Return on Investment in Small Pediatrics Practice
Four Seasons Pediatrics, a three-physician group in upstate New York, improved its workflow, reduced staffing costs, and enhanced quality of care while adopting an electronic medical record.
Multidisciplinary Team Brings Palliative Care to Rural Patients, Leading to Improved Symptom Management and High Levels of Satisfaction
A palliative care program brings holistic physical, spiritual, and psychosocial support and care to patients in rural areas in their setting of choice, leading to improved symptom management and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction.
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Cancer Care Patient Navigation Tools for Community Cancer Centers
These tools can help community cancer centers establish a comprehensive patient navigation program.
Engaging Patients in Improving Ambulatory Care
This toolkit, for health care organizations and primary care practices, provides guidance on how to work with patients and families to improve care.
Environmental Scan of Instruments to Inform Consumer Choice in Assisted Living Facilities
This report examines questionnaires, surveys, and other instruments currently used to assess the services and quality of care in assisted living facilities across the United States.
Minnesota Community Measurement: Provider Tools and Resources
These tools and resources for providers and health professionals complement the categories of data reported by the Minnesota Community Measurement.
Getting Started in Video Ethnography: A Catalyst for Guiding and Motivating Quality Improvement
This toolkit is a step-by-step guide for individual quality improvement advisers or improvement teams, health care providers, nurses, physicians, applied researchers, and others interested in conducting field work interviews and observation to identify gaps and opportunities to improve health care quality from the perspectives of patients.