Comprehensive, Hospital-Based Program Significantly Reduces Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Associated Costs
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, developed a comprehensive program called "Save Our Skin" that significantly reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Culturally Competent Teams Provide Comprehensive Diabetes Care Management and Education, Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients
Project Dulce enhances diabetes care for underserved individuals by connecting primary care physicians with a team of bilingual, culturally competent professionals who are specially trained in techniques for managing diabetes, including case management, patient education and counseling, and diabetes self-management.
Group Visits Expand Capacity to Serve Dementia Patients and Caregivers, Result in High Levels of Patient and Provider Satisfaction
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
Mailed Reminders to Heart Attack Patients Improve Compliance With Beta Blocker Medication Regimen
Four health maintenance organizations send two reminder letters to encourage recent heart attack patients to take their beta blocker medication as prescribed and to renew their prescriptions as needed.
Primary Care Patients Use Interactive Preventive Health Record Integrated With Electronic Health Record, Leading to Enhanced Provision of Preventive Services
Patients track preventive health needs, complete health risk assessments, and obtain educational information through an online interactive health record integrated with their practice’s electronic health record, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive care.
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Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus
The Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what is meant by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition of what things look like in practice.
Private “Performance Feedback” Reporting for Physicians: Guidance for Community Quality Collaboratives
This resource document is intended to provide practical information and guidance primarily to Chartered Value Exchanges and other community quality collaboratives interested in the design, dissemination, and use of private feedback reports on physician performance.
Caring for Children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians
This toolkit is designed to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can provide the basis for a coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary system of care.
Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit
"Door to Doc" is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen, and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.
Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies
This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.