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Integrated System Nearly Doubles Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Through Distribution of In-home Kit and Followup With Nonresponders 8/27/2014
An integrated health plan provider system sends every member due for colorectal cancer screening an in-home fecal immunochemical test kit and conducts various folllowups with those who do not return a completed specimen for processing; the program led to a near doubling of screening rates over a 5-year period.
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.
Primary Care Clinic Simultaneously Offers Influenza Shot and Home Testing Kit to Eligible Patients During Influenza Season, Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate 8/13/2014
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
Multihospital System Uses Proactive Screening, Algorithms, and Tools To Improve Sepsis Care, Leading to More Appropriate Care and Better Outcomes 1/15/2014
A regional health system with 21 hospitals implemented a comprehensive sepsis care initiative featuring proactive screening in the emergency department, algorithms to guide evidence-based treatment, and tools to support the provision of appropriate care, leading to better diagnosis, more appropriate care, lower mortality rates, and more patients meeting clinical targets.
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Last updated: August 27, 2014.