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Emergency Department–Based Clinical Pharmacist Improves Quality of Care 4/9/2014
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.
Primary Care Practices Improve Patient Satisfaction With Communication of Outpatient Laboratory Test Results 4/9/2014
Primary care clinicians were able to expedite communication of outpatient laboratory and imaging test results to patients with the help of an automated test results management system.
Pediatrician-Led Program Increases Provision of Smoking Cessation Support, Boosts Quit Rates Among Parents 3/26/2014
Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.
Fall Prevention Toolkit Facilitates Customized Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies, Reducing Inpatient Falls 3/12/2014
A fall prevention toolkit uses a computerized algorithm to assess the risk of falling, identify patient-specific risk factors, and design individualized interventions to reduce those risks, leading to fewer falls in the inpatient setting.
Comprehensive Program To Improve Discharge Process Reduces Readmissions 2/12/2014
Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions) provides hospitals a comprehensive set of interventions to improve the care transition process after discharge, leading to a significant reduction in readmissions.
QualityTools
A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children 10/9/2013
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 11/28/2012
This tool helps hospitals prepare equity reports, which identify ethnic and racial disparities in organizations and suggest ways to reduce them.
Palliative Care Tools 10/24/2012
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 11/24/2010
This guide, developed by Massachusetts General Hospital, provides information on hand hygiene for health care workers, patients, and visitors.
Pediatric Symptom Checklist 5/26/2010
Health care professionals can use this psychosocial screening tool to help recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in children.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.