Community Partnerships Target High-Risk Populations, Leading to More Effective, Lower-Cost Hepatitis Screening
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss
Trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled monthly meetings at Veterans Service Organizations posts, leading to lower blood pressure, weight loss, and other improvements.
Acuity-Adaptable Inpatient Rooms Eliminate Most Patient Transfers, Leading to Enhanced Safety, Satisfaction, and Efficiency
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
Alerts and Decision Support for Abnormal Laboratory Values Do Not Improve Clinical Management or Reduce Adverse Events
The combination of clinical alerts and decision support related to abnormal laboratory values had no impact on the clinical management of patients or the frequency of adverse events.
Health Plan's Comprehensive Strategy Involving Physician Incentives and Targeted Recruitment Enhances Patient Access to Language-Concordant Physicians
A large medical group developed a comprehensive strategy to increase the number of physicians who speak languages other than English in order to improve access for patients with limited English proficiency.
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Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.
Quality Improvement Intervention Spread Planner
This Spread Planner provides some guidance to develop a spread plan to move a new quality improvement effort forward.