Primary Care Managers Supported by Information Technology Systems Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs For Patients With Complex Conditions
The Care Management Plus program combines the care coordination services of a care manager with robust electronic tracking and reminder systems to deliver comprehensive medical care to seniors with multiple chronic illnesses in primary care clinics.
Team-Administered Protocol Encourages Mobility in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Shorter Length of Stay
A hospital protocol that encourages early mobility by respiratory intensive care unit patients reduced length of stay, both in the intensive care unit and overall.
Clinical Microsystem Improvements in Children's Hospital Lead to Fewer Codes and More Timely Delivery of Essential Care
A children's hospital uses a clinical "microsystem" approach to improve patient safety and quality, leading to fewer codes and more timely care.
Electronic Alerts, Patient Education, and Performance Reports Improve Adherence to Guideline Designed to Reduce Early Elective Inductions
Electronic alerts, patient education, and provider performance reports promote adherence to a guideline covering early elective inductions, leading to a significant decline in such inductions, shorter average labor, and fewer newborn complications.