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Family Violence Prevention Program Significantly Improves Ability to Identify and Facilitate Treatment for Patients Affected by Domestic Violence 8/13/2014
Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Family Violence Prevention Program seeks to improve the identification, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence through a coordinated "systems model" approach, which includes a supportive environment that encourages disclosure of domestic violence to providers, routine screening of high-risk patients, referrals to onsite and community mental health services, and linkages to community resources.
Health Plan Leadership Promotes Shared Decisionmaking Through Use of Decision Aids by Surgeons, Contributing To Lower Joint Replacement Rates and Overall Health Care Costs 8/13/2014
A health plan supports providers in orthopedic clinics in distributing decision aids to patients and using shared decisionmaking, contributing to reductions in joint replacement surgeries and overall health care costs.
Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 7/30/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
Medical Home Features Small Panels, Long Visits, Outreach, and Caregiver Collaboration, Leading to Less Staff Burnout, Better Access and Quality, and Lower Utilization 7/2/2014
A patient-centered medical home features smaller panel sizes and longer visits, pre- and postvisit outreach and care management, close communication and collaboration between physicians and other caregivers, upgrades to and better use of existing technology, and the elimination of productivity-based bonuses, leading to less staff burnout, fewer ambulatory sensitive admissions and emergency department visits, higher physician satisfaction, and improvements in access to and quality of care.
Policy State Legislation Promotes Use of Shared Decisionmaking Through Demonstration Project, Learning Collaborative, and Recognition of Decision Aids as Informed Consent 7/2/2014
Multiple pieces of legislation in Washington state are starting to have an impact on use of shared decisionmaking in clinical practice, including a mandated demonstration project, recognition of use of decision aids as informed consent in malpractice cases, and formation of a learning collaborative.
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Last updated: August 13, 2014.