Care Management Protocols and User-Friendly Forms Embedded in Electronic Medical Record Improve Documentation, Coding Accuracy, and Readability of Visit Notes
Protocol-based care management tools and simplified documentation forms embedded in the electronic medical record improve documentation, the readability of notes, and coding accuracy in military health care facilities.
Standardized Contact Process Based on Individual Physician Preferences Saves Nurses Significant Time When Trying to Reach Doctors
St. Rita’s Medical Center uses a system based on individualized physician preferences that allows nurses to contact physicians at any time of day by making only one phone call, leading to significant time savings.
Chronic Care and Disease Management Improves Health, Reduces Costs for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions in an Integrated Health System
The Sutter Care Coordination Program combines chronic care and disease management to address the medical and psychosocial needs of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
Inpatient Education and Counseling and Postdischarge Followup Lead to Improved Health for Patients With Diabetes and/or Obesity
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Transitions in Care program bridges the gap between hospital discharge and outpatient followup care for patients who are obese and/or have diabetes, leading to improvements in physical health status.
Multipronged Strategy Reduces Use of Seclusion and Restraints to Manage Aggression at Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility
An ongoing evaluation suggests that a multipronged strategy to reduce use of seclusion and restraints to manage episodes of aggression in behavioral health patients has reduced seclusion and restraint use, patient and staff injuries, "code green" calls (calls for staff assistance), and workers' compensation claims.
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Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding. It provides guidelines for data collection to comply with the measure and recommendations for evidence-based best practices.
Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to improving the medication reconciliation process.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety
The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety is a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety.
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Health Care–Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
The Compendium is a set of strategies designed for acute care hospitals to prevent six of the most common health care–associated infections.
Hospital Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
This checklist helps hospitals assess and improve their preparedness for responding to pandemic influenza.