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Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs 4/9/2014
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.
Information Technology (IT) Staff–Clinician Team Addresses IT Problems Affecting Providers and Patient Care, Leading to Increased System Usage and Efficiency 3/26/2014
Mayo Clinic's staff shadowed physicians and worked closely with them to improve the clinic's information system to better support providers and enhance the patient care process in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Posting Expected Discharge Date Facilitates Communication, Leads to On-Time Patient Departures and High Levels of Satisfaction 3/26/2014
The Mayo Clinic's Department of Medicine establishes and posts estimated discharge dates and times in patients' rooms to facilitate ongoing communication about discharge-related issues between patients/families, physicians, and nurses.
At-Home, Internet-Enabled Therapy Sessions Enhance Access to Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Leading to High Levels of Patient and Therapist Satisfaction 2/12/2014
Mayo Clinic therapists conduct remote cognitive rehabilitation sessions with acquired brain injury patients who remain in or near their homes, thus enhancing access to care for those who find it difficult to travel for face-to-face sessions.
Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 1/29/2014
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe. 
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Beacon Patient-Reported Outcome Quality-of-Life Tool 4/24/2013
This assessment tool helps in identifying and addressing diabetes patients' biggest quality-of-life concerns.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.