April 1, 2000
A project team at Children's Hospital Corporation in Boston determined how to organize, deliver, and finance services for technology-dependent children who have made the transition from hospital to the public schools. These are children who are on long-term oxygen therapy, ventilatory assistance, intravenous feedings, and other types of highly technical care. Then they replicated the project.
April 21, 2011
Investments in nursing care hours reduce hospital readmissions by better preparing patients for discharge.
April 18, 2011
Ten hospitals throughout the country joined a collaborative learning network, developed strategies to improve the quality and accessibility of their language services, and tested them using five standardized performance improvement measures.
March 24, 2010
A multidisciplinary team redesigned Montefiore Medical Center's patient registration system to collect data on race, ethnicity and preferred language, and developed a procedure to provide faster treatment for heart attack patients.
July 1, 2001
The United Hospital Fund of New York worked to develop, validate and implement a research technique called small-area analysis, used to identify communities with high rates of unnecessary hospitalization and limited access to primary care.