All Innovations

326 documents

Sort By: Date Alphabetical

Case Study: Implementing Developmental Screening at Oxford Pediatrics

September 15, 2008 - A pediatric practice in Oxford, Ohio, adopted a standardized developmental screening tool as part of a demonstration program led by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Case Study

Case Study: Improving Care of Ventilated Patients Through the VHA Transformation of the Intensive Care Unit National Collaborative

September 29, 2008 - VHA, Inc. (formerly Voluntary Hospitals of America), is an Irving, Texas–based health care cooperative serving not-for-profit organizations nationwide. This initiative involves ICUs in diverse community hospital settings.

Case Study

Case Study: Improving ICU Care at the Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus

January 20, 2005 - In improving the effectiveness and safety of patient care in its ICU, the Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus ICU joined the Transformation of the Intensive Care Unit (TICU) national collaborative sponsored by VHA Inc.

Case Study

Case Study: Improving Performance at Charleston Area Medical Center

November 29, 2007 - Multidisciplinary improvement teams at a medical center in Charleston, W. Va., implemented new care processes, supported by "change agents" and rapid-response data reporting, that led the hospital to achieve benchmark performance across multiple indicators of health care quality.

Case Study

Case Study: Improving Quality and Efficiency in Response to Pay-for-Performance Incentives Under the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration

March 12, 2007 - Marshfield Clinic of Wisconsin's experience suggests that information systems, care management, process redesign, and physician involvement are important to improving the quality and efficiency of care in response to pay-for-performance incentives.

Case Study

Case Study: Indian Health Council Creates a Medical Home for Patients

November 20, 2008 - To build trust with patients and improve continuity of care, a tribally run ambulatory clinic in Southern California assigned patients with chronic conditions to one of several teams of providers.

Case Study

Case Study: Institute for Urban Family Health: Using Information Technology and Community Action to Improve the Health of a Diverse Patient Population

March 12, 2007 - A New York City network of community health centers implemented electronic health records (EHRs) as part of its mission to promote equitable access to high-quality care for a socially and culturally diverse patient population.

Case Study

Case Study: Iowa's Health Literacy Collaborative Is Transforming Patient-Provider Communication

March 12, 2007 - Iowa's largest integrated health care system converted health literacy research into practice and policy by using multidisciplinary teams to implement proven interventions and tools throughout its organization.

Case Study

Case Study: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

September 15, 2008 - Legacy Good Samaritan hospital is part of the Legacy Health System, which includes two tertiary hospitals, three community hospitals, the largest children's hospital in Oregon, as well as primary and specialty care clinics, hospice care, and a full-service research facility.

Case Study

Case Study: Looking Behind the Top Heart Failure Mortality Rating at Maimonides Medical Center

September 20, 2007 - A heart failure program implemented at an independent teaching hospital appears to have lowered readmission and mortality rates for these patients, suggesting that other institutions can improve their health outcomes for this condition.

Case Study

Case Study: NASA/VA Patient Safety Reporting System

January 20, 2005 - The Veterans Administration (VA) instituted an external, voluntary, confidential, and non-punitive Patient Safety Reporting System (PSRS) modeled on NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System.

Case Study

A Case Study of Quality Improvement in Medicaid: New York's Monroe Plan for Medical Care

May 4, 2005 - Taking the lead from corporate purchasers, state Medicaid agencies now incorporate pay-for-performance and other quality incentives into their agreements with managed care plans.

Case Study

Case Study: Partners HealthCare--Using Payment Incentives to Improve Care Delivery

July 19, 2007 - By agreeing to a long-term contract that tied a portion of physician income to electronic medical record adoption, Massachusetts' largest payer and one of its largest health care systems were able to shift their joint quality focus from process of care measurements to patient outcomes.

Case Study

Case Study: Perfecting Patient Care at Allegheny General Hospital and the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative

September 30, 2008 - Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital, with 829 beds, is part of the six-hospital West Penn Allegheny Health System and a partner in the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative.

Case Study

Case Study: Preventing Adverse Drug Events at OSF HealthCare

September 30, 2008 - OSF HealthCare is an integrated health care network that includes six acute care hospitals in Illinois and Michigan, ranging in size from 42 to 710 beds. It is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, based in Peoria, Ill.

Case Study