Electronic Specialist Consultations Reduce Unnecessary Referrals and Wait Times for Specialty Appointments for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients
A public health plan developed a Web-based software platform that enables primary care physicians in federally qualified health centers to consult electronically with "specialist reviewers" before referring the patient to a specialist, leading to fewer unnecessary referrals and shorter wait times for patients who need to see a specialist.
County-Wide Collaborative Uses Pathways Model to Enhance Access to Insurance, Primary Care, and Mental Health Services for Low-Income Children
Using the Pathways model, Access El Dorado helps low-income families navigate the health care system, obtain health information, and access appropriate medical and mental health services, leading to fewer emergency department visits.
Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital
A rural hospital’s telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program provides ongoing education and daily case reviews related to use of antibiotics, leading to more appropriate prescribing and less bacterial resistance to the drugs.
Prevent Pressure Ulcers
The Prevent Pressure Ulcers initiative is part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign. This site offers resources that can help reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
5 Million Lives Campaign. Getting Started Kit: Prevent Central Line Infections How-to Guide
This guide is designed to help health care providers prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections by implementing the five components of care called the “central line bundle.”