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Around the Regions (Spring 2014)

04/02/2014 A quick tour of what's going on around the regions. From the Spring 2014 Hank. [ STORY ]

Taking the Lead on Early Detection

02/25/2014 A Radiation Oncology UBT harnesses the power of the Proactive Office Encounter to ensure its patients get needed screenings. [ SNAPSHOT ]

UBT Bridges the Divide Between Department Members

03/06/2013 Food and Nutrition UBT in San Jose overcomes a natural division between two work groups to improve morale and performance. [ STORY ]

Team Cuts Overdue Meds by Half

08/21/2012 Redwood City inpatient pharmacy worked with the medical-surgical departments to reduce the number of incidents of medications given late to patients. The team streamlined delivery, better organized drugs and improved communication with nurses, among other tests of change. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Better Workflow Helps Control Blood Pressure

05/08/2012 Snapshot shows how a Mid-Atlantic States team controlled blood pressure with improved workflow. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Bolder Communication Helps Diagnose Malnutrition

04/27/2012 Roseville clinical dietians improved identification and diagnosis of malnourished patients by making their assessments and diagnosis recommendations more obvious for physicians. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Errors Drop With Pre-Op Doubling Up

11/09/2011 At the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Colorado, two nurses review a patient's check-off list before surgery, dramatically reducing missed antibiotic orders. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Seamless Care for Respiratory Patients

10/04/2011 Colorado UBT improves follow-up care for Emergency patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [ STORY ]

What Do Metrics Have to Do With Patient Safety?

08/09/2011 This story from the Summer 2011 issue of Hank illustrates how tracking data can motivate and inspire a team in its performance improvement work. [ STORY ]

Getting Blood Work Results Done on Time

06/21/2011 How a Southern California laboratory team changed its workflow to process blood work in time for physicians' morning rounds. [ SNAPSHOT ]