Health care organizations (e.g. treatment facilities, policy centers, directorates) throughout the federal and civilian health system have implemented many innovative programs to improve the access, cost and quality of healthcare. Often, one facility does not know what another has accomplished, nor has the time to research it. The COL Richard Harder Best Practice Award was established to assist with the documentation, collection, and dissemination of these innovative programs.
As a part of the Graduate Management Portfolio, each Army-Baylor resident is required to identify, document and submit one best practice from their residency site. From those gathered, Army-Baylor preceptors rate the top three best practices in each residency year for recognition in the COL Richard Harder Best Practice Award Program.
What follows is a collection of best practices gathered from Army-Baylor residents. Each best practice listing includes the location where the best practice was identified, a point of contact, title, and executive summary. For a more complete description of the best practice, click on the title. Those marked with an asterisk indicate a COL Richard Harder Best Practice Award winner.