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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Walworth

Implementation Approaches

Strategy: Improve the health of patients with specific needs

Tactics:

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Strategy: Improve the health status of individuals with chronic illness and promote healthy lifestyles

Tactics:

Obesity

- Perform adult body mass index (BMI) screening annually

  • This measure assesses adults aged 18-85 who have had a minimum of one BMI screening annually

Strategy: Improve the health of patients with specific needs

Tactics:

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Strategy: Improve the health status of individuals with chronic illness and promote healthy lifestyles

Tactics:

- Smoking Cessation

  • Provide smoking cessation educational materials to adult patients

Strategy: Improve the general health of individuals living in Walworth County

Tactics:

- Continue to develop and offer various access sites for primary and specialty care services:

  • Mercyhealth Delavan
  • Mercyhealth Elkhorn
  • Mercyhealth Lake Geneva
  • Mercyhealth Hospital & Medical Center Walworth

- Monitor current rotating physician specialties to ensure appropriate utilization and fulfillment of community health needs

- Promote use of My Chart patient portal as a communication tool for patients and physicians as a means to enhance access and compliance

Strategy: Improve the general health of individuals living in Walworth County

Tactics:

Health Improvement and Maintenance

- Proactively manage Medicare population through ACO initiatives focused on preventive care

Strategy: Improve the health of patients with specific needs.

- Geriatric services

Strategy: Improve the general health of individuals living in Walworth County

Tactics:

Education and Awareness

- Breast cancer screening

  • Schedule mammogram prior to patient leaving their office visit
  • Expand mammography hours of operation

- Cervical cancer screenings

- Osteoporosis (bone density) screenings

- Colorectal cancer screenings

Strategy: Improve the health status of individuals with chronic illness and promote healthy lifestyles

Tactics:

High Blood Pressure

- Controlling high blood pressure

  • This measure assesses the percentage of patients 18-85 years of age who have a diagnosis of essential hypertension

- Hypertension and high cholesterol awareness/education

Diabetes

- A1C testing

  • This measure assesses percentage of people 18-75 years of age with a diagnosis of diabetes who had two or more A1C tests, one A1C test or no A1C tests within the measurement year

Strategy: Improve the general health of individuals living in Walworth County

Tactics:

Immunizations & Vaccinations

- Childhood immunizations

  • Patients aged 12-24 months
  • Patients aged 24-36 months

- HPV Vaccination

  • Follow-up visits scheduled at time of initial vaccine

- Pneumococcal Vaccination