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Search results for "Technologic Approaches"
Community-based health coaches and care coordinators reduce readmissions using information technology to identify and support at-risk Medicare patients after discharge.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. July 30, 2014.
This article describes an intervention that trained health coaches to use mobile technology to assess the health status of recently discharged Medicare patients, first during an in-home visit 48 hours after leaving the hospital and then with weekly phone calls over a 3-week period. The program resulted in decreased readmission rates and significant cost savings.
Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection: Final Contract Report.
Price CS, Savitz LA. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-0046-EF.
This report explores techniques to detect and monitor surgical site infections (SSIs), evaluates a computer-assisted algorithm to identify patients at risk for SSIs, and makes recommendations to investigate surgery-specific risk factors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Snyder RA, Fields W. Int J Qual Health Care. 2010;22:179-186.
This AHRQ-funded work describes a model to identify medication safety events that applies a systems approach and provides an example case study to demonstrate its use.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; December 9, 2008.
This announcement recalls a particular lot of injectable potassium chloride solution due to incorrect barcode labeling, which could result in medication errors.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #58. December 2006.
This video story reviews a high-profile medication error and suggests actions to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
Journal Article > Study
Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in the long-term care setting: insights from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
Rochon PA, Field TS, Bates DW, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53:1780-1789.
The investigators in this AHRQ-funded project offer insights from their experience in implementing computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in a geriatric care setting.