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.

+ Read more

Health Innovation News on Flipboard

Featured Healthcare Partner

UW Health is the academic health system associated with UW-Madison. It encompasses the research, education, and patient care activities that occur within the University of Wisconsin.

+ Read more

UW Health Logo

Featured Research Partner

Primary Care Academics Transforming Healthcare (PATH) is a writing collaborative that brings together leaders from several UW organizations and departments to communicate the work that has been done at UW Health to redesign primary care and to create an infrastructure that can support scholarly activities.

+ Read more

PATH Logo

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.

+ Read more

Free-the-Data Logo

HIPxChange

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

HIPxChange logo linked to www.hipxchange.org

Featured Toolkit: Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes

Diabetes

Diabetes affects over 29 million people or 9% of the population in the United States. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the country and can result in serious health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower extremity amputations.

The Toolkit for Improving Diabetes Care & Outcomes presents several evidence-based strategies that healthcare provider organizations can use to improve diabetes control among their patients.

The toolkit also provides a variety of resources – e.g., guidelines, EHR screenshots, sample policies, templates, web links – to support implementing the improvement strategies.

News

Several HIP investigators named 2015-16 Best Doctors in America

UW Health logoSeveral HIP investigators were named in the Best Doctors in America® list for 2015-16. The list results from a validated peer review process in which doctors who excel in their specialties are chosen by their peers. You can read more about the selection and review process, as well as view the list of the over 200 UW Health physicians who are on the list, on the UW Health website.

Nasia Safdar awarded funding from PCORI to study dietary fiber and gut microbes

Nasia SafdarDr. Nasia Safdar has been awarded a contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve research on the prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Dr. Safdar’s project creates a sustainable panel of older rural Wisconsin patients and their families, and other stakeholders including UW Health Infection Prevention staff and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. To achieve this goal, Dr. Safdar and Researcher Mary Jo Knobloch will collaborate with Dr. Betty Kaiser and Gay Thomas from the Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS), Dr. Elizabeth Cox, Director of PROKids, and Dr. Betty Chewning, Director of the Sonderegger Research Center, who all have longstanding experience in stakeholder engagement across all stages of research.

View all recent news

Publications

Omission of physical therapy recommendations for high-risk patients transitioning from hospital to sub-acute care

Physical TherapyIn a recent study, Brock Polnaszek et al. examined the frequency with which physical therapy recommendations made by inpatient physical therapists were included in hospital discharge summaries, and found that over half of patients had omissions in recommendations for maintaining patient safety, assistance required for mobility, or use of assistive devices. Medicare beneficiaries with safety restriction/precaution omissions had a trend towards more negative 30-day outcomes such as rehospitalization.

Rheumatologist and primary care management of cardiovascular disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis

Woman getting blood pressure takenPatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but frequently do not receive preventive care for it. Dr. Christie Bartels et al. recently interviewed patients, rheumatologists, and primary care physicians to better understand patient and provider perspectives on cardiovascular disease care processes for patients with RA, and found that the identifiying and acting on risk factors was important in the receipt of preventive care, but that these processes rarely occurred.

View all publications

 

UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Logo

The Health Innovation Program is housed within
the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

 

Health Innovation Program

Quick Links

Contact Us

Health Innovation Program
University of Wisconsin 
800 University Bay Drive
Suite 210, Box 9445
Madison, WI 53705
contact@hip.wisc.edu 

IT Help

For urgent requests, please call the HIP IT staff at 608-262-8301.

Please e-mail other IT requests or issues, with as many details as possible, to helpdesk@hip.wisc.edu

To reset your password for your HIP computer or remote access, go to pw.hip.wisc.edu 

You can view and respond to your tickets by going to helpdesk.hip.wisc.edu

Known UW IT outages are available on the DoIT site.

Discussions on Twitter

Privacy Statement | Terms & Conditions | Copyright 2006-2014 Health Innovation Program, University of Wisconsin  Back to Top