HIP Seminar: Sue Ziebland

Please join Sue Ziebland, Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Health Experiences Research Group, as she discusses the rise of patient experiences in health policy and research.

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Health Innovation News

Stay up-to-date on health services and health innovation news by following HIP's curated magazine on Flipboard. You can follow online or by subscribing to Health Innovation News on your mobile Flipboard app.

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Featured Healthcare Partner

The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is a partnership of public and private organizations that engages in research and dissemination of evidence-based community programs that encourage healthy living among older adults.

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Featured Research Partner

The Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids (PROKids) seeks to improve the quality and safety of pediatric care by leveraging the voices of stakeholders, including children and families.

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Free-the-Data Program

The goal of the “Free-the-Data” Program is to make analysis-ready healthcare data available to UW faculty, staff, trainees, and UW Health staff for research and quality improvement purposes.

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HIP supports the development and dissemination of tools for evidence-based health system change through its website, HIPxChange.

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Featured Toolkit: Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire

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Engaging families in care has the potential to improve safety for hospitalized children given that parents often have the responsibility of communicating on their children’s behalf and can play a role in reducing medical error.

The Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire is an instrument designed to evaluate the patient safety climate of hospitals from the viewpoint of patients or families. View the toolkit here


Randomized Controlled Trial of C-TraC Funded by NIA

C-TraC LogoThe National Institute on Aging (NIA) has just funded a 5-year project (PI: Dr. Amy Kind) for a prospective, single-blind randomized controlled trial of the Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) program. The primary goal of the study is to determine C-TraC's impact on 30-day rehospitalizations, caregiver stress, and the patient-centered post-hospital outcomes of delirium prevention & resolution, functional maintenance & recovery, and falls prevention in patients with dementia discharged from the hospital to the community. Read more about the project.

Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs Re-Appointed to PCORI Advisory Panel

Liz JacobsDr. Elizabeth Jacobs was recently re-appointed to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. Dr. Jacobs is one of 21 members of the panel, which represents investigators, providers, and community and patient stakeholders, and works collaboratively to provide scientific and technical expertise, refine and prioritize research questions, and offer input on other issues relevant to the PCORI mission.




Development and validation of PRISM: A survey tool to identify diabetes self-management barriers

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Dr. Elizabeth Cox et al. recently published an article on the development and validation of PRISM, a survey tool to identify diabetes self-management barriers. They found that there are at least 6 different domains within self-management barriers and that nearly all of them were significantly related to Hemoglobin A1c.  Read more

Frequency and duration of nursing care related to older patient mobility

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In an observation study to evaluate nurse mobilization of older patients in acute care settings, Dr. Barbara King et al. found that mobility events were infrequently initiated and were most often for low-level activities such as standing and transferring. Read more

Learn more about HIP

Watch HIP's director, Maureen Smith, MD, MPH, PhD, discuss the mission, vision, and impact of the Health Innovation Program.                   

Learn how HIP supports researchers through an interview with Amy Kind, MD, PhD, as she discusses her work with HIP on transitions in care.

See how the Health Innovation Program and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) partner to improve health in the state of Wisconsin.



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