Emergency Department–Based Clinical Pharmacist Improves Quality of Care
The University of Rochester Medical Center placed a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department to serve as an integral member of the health care team, leading to an increase in quality care.
Toolkit-Supported Safety Rounds With Staff and Patients Enhance Reporting of Medical Errors and Near Misses
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute uses safety rounds with staff and patients, supported by a toolkit, to promote a culture of safety and reduce medical errors by proactively identifying and addressing potential safety problems.
Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics
A hospital-affiliated physician group offers modest performance-based incentives to salaried physicians, leading to sustained improvements in performance on a broad array of quality-related metrics.
Comprehensive Program to Change Hand Hygiene Culture Improves Adherence to Disinfection Guidelines, Leading to Lower Infection Rates and Costs
A comprehensive, hospital-based program targeting culture change related to hand hygiene through education, environmental modifications, and employee incentives leads to better adherence, fewer infections, and lower costs.
Financial Incentives for Physicians Lead to Increased Adoption of Health Information Technologies and Other Quality/Safety Improvements
A physician group offers financial incentives to its physicians to encourage use of various health information technologies, including a new electronic medical record system and electronic radiology ordering system.
A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children
This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment.
Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals
This tool helps hospitals prepare equity reports, which identify ethnic and racial disparities in organizations and suggest ways to reduce them.
Palliative Care Tools
This collection of palliative care tools can help improve health care for patients near the end of life and their families.
Hand Hygiene at Massachusetts General Hospital: Because We Care
This guide, developed by Massachusetts General Hospital, provides information on hand hygiene for health care workers, patients, and visitors.
Pediatric Symptom Checklist
Health care professionals can use this psychosocial screening tool to help recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in children.