Reduction of Opioid Misuse in Primary Care via Transforming Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care (TOPCARE) Program @ Boston Medical Center

Nurses provide electronic and in-person monitoring of high-risk primary care patients on long-term opioid prescriptions to ensure appropriate use and efficacy of medication.

TOPS: Telephonic Outreach in the Pulmonary Service @ Boston VA

TOPS utilizes nurse-driven, phone-based outreach to improve transitional care, decrease requirements for in-person follow-up, and decrease readmission among COPD patients.

Nurse Practitioner-Physician Primary Care Teams via “NP Anchor” @ Boston Medical Center

NP-MD primary care teams were created to address clinician burnout and increase patient access in an urban safety-net hospital.

Improving Burnout Rates and Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians via an Educational Program in Mindful Communication @ University of Rochester

The innovators implemented a CME course for primary care physicians to address burnout, incorporating mindfulness meditation, narrative medicine, and appreciative inquiry.

Improving Timely Referrals via implementation of Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Tool @ Suburban Wound Care Clinic

This program sought to standardize diabetic ulcer assessments and timely referral to vascular/podiatry services.

Palliative Care Mentor Program for Generalists @ USC & CareMore Health System

The University of Southern California (USC) Section of Palliative Medicine and CareMore Health System collaborated to create a ‘train the trainer’ model to improve the…

Driving Down Opioid Prescribing Via Nudging Behavior @ HealthPartners

Changing the default quantity for opioid medications in the electronic medical record was found to change prescribing habits and reduce overall quantity prescribed.

Project Diabetes Obesity Control (Project DOC) @ University of Texas System

The University of Texas System implemented Project Diabetes Obesity Control (Project DOC), a virtual ecosystem with public and private organizations connected by a core digital…

Palliative Care Mentor Program for Generalists @ USC & CareMore Health System

The University of Southern California (USC) Section of Palliative Medicine and CareMore Health System collaborated to create a ‘train the trainer’ model to improve the…

Integration of a Social Needs Assessment @ Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Student Outreach Free Clinic (SOAR)

This project sought to integrate a cost-effective social needs assessment into Northeast Ohio Medical University’s SOAR Free Clinic.