Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Insurer Provides Financial Incentives, Infrastructure, and Other Support To Stimulate Provider Participation in Quality Improvement Collaborations
A large insurer offers financial incentives and other support to provider-led quality improvement collaborations, leading to high levels of provider participation, higher quality, lower costs, and a positive return on investment.
Outpatient Clinics Use Annual Education Campaign, Friendly Competition, and Incentives to Double Influenza Immunization Rates Among Employees
A multispecialty clinic promotes influenza vaccinations among employees by offering free vaccines, providing education about vaccine safety and effectiveness, designating an immunization champion within each clinic, and sponsoring friendly competitions across sites; the program led to more than doubling the employee immunization rate over a 7-year period.
Preoperative Safety Briefing Reduces Wrong-Site Surgery and Nursing Turnover, Enhances Safety Attitude
A presurgical safety briefing held by the operating room team before every procedure has virtually eliminated wrong-site surgeries, enhanced operating room staff satisfaction and perceptions of safety, and reduced nurse turnover.
Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services
Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.
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Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults.
Health Information Exchange Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to assist health care leaders in managing the challenges associated with developing, adopting, operating, and sustaining a health information exchange.
Practice Facilitation Handbook: Training Modules for New Facilitators and Their Trainers
The Practice Facilitation Handbook is designed to assist in the training of new practice facilitators as they begin to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support meaningful improvement in primary care practices.
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits
These toolkits, designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.
Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit
"Door to Doc" is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen, and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.