Primary Care Managers Supported by Information Technology Systems Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs For Patients With Complex Conditions
The Care Management Plus program combines the care coordination services of a care manager with robust electronic tracking and reminder systems to deliver comprehensive medical care to seniors with multiple chronic illnesses in primary care clinics.
Pediatric Critical Care Physicians Provide Remote Consultations to Emergency Departments in Underserved Rural Areas, Leading to Better Diagnosis and Treatment
An academic medical center provides 24-hour evaluation and consultation services via interactive videoconferencing to emergency departments serving rural and underserved areas, leading to improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and patient satisfaction.
Child Abuse Experts Provide Videoconference-Enabled Consultations to Providers in Remote Emergency Departments and Clinics, Leading to More Accurate Diagnosis
Using interactive videoconferencing, the University of California at Davis provides 24-hour child abuse evaluation and consultation services to underserved rural areas and also provides monthly child abuse training to health care providers in these areas.
Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital
A rural hospital’s telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program provides ongoing education and daily case reviews related to use of antibiotics, leading to more appropriate prescribing and less bacterial resistance to the drugs.
Behavioral Health Clinic Offers Onsite Primary Care to Low-Income Asians With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access and Facilitating Improvements in Physical Health
A behavioral health clinic maintains an onsite primary care clinic that provides culturally competent care to low-income Asian Americans with serious mental illness, enhancing access to such care and facilitating modest improvements in physical health.