Oklahoma Models and Innovations
These stories feature model programs and successful rural projects that can serve as a source of ideas. Some of the projects or programs may no longer be active. Read about the criteria and evidence-base for programs included.
Added June 2018
- Need: To enhance care for patients in critical condition.
- Intervention: Two VA facilities in Oklahoma and Ohio are connected through audiovisual equipment using smart technology in order for providers to monitor patients and consult with clinical staff at the bedside.
- Results: From June 2017 to March 2018, there were 5,155 video assessments performed on ICU patients at the Oklahoma facility by tele-ICU staff. This resulted in over 140 hours of patient care time.
Added October 2016
- Need: Over 9,000 people in Oklahoma die from heart disease each year.
- Intervention: Heartland OK, which began in 5 rural counties, is a care coordination model that works to reduce heart disease and stroke risks for patients.
- Results: 25% of patients met their hypertension goals within 90 days.
Last Updated: 6/6/2018