Launch of New Patient Experience Website

Come hear the stories of young adults with depression and see how this new web-based resource can help you learn from patients' experiences as told in their own words.

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July 19, 4:30-6, 1335 HSLC

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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.

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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.

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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.

Featured Toolkit: Social Network Analysis, Healthcare Teams, & Communication

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Social networks, or ‘the patterns of friendship, advice, communication, and support that exist among members of a system,' are ubiquitous in our social and health behavior. 

This lecture series, led by Marlon Mundt, PhD, provides an overview and synthesis of research utilizing social network analysis in relation to health, drawing on studies by sociologists, economists, computer scientists, physicians and health services researchers.

Additionally, the presentations examine social networks of health organizations and their relation to patient outcomes.

News

Tackling diabetes in Wisconsin by empowering patients to manage their disease

Diabetes self-managementThe State of Wisconsin is currently in the midst of a diabetes epidemic, and management of diabetes lies almost entirely in the hands of those who live with the condition. To help address this issue, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging launched the Healthy Living with Diabetes Program in 2013 with support from the Health Innovation Program. The program consists of a series of self-management workshop sessions that are conducted by trained lay leaders, many of whom have diabetes themsevles. To date, the program has reached over 2,300 participants across the state. 

Yao Liu selected as 2016 Alliance for Eye and Vision Research Emerging Vision Scientist

Yao LiuDr. Yao Liu has been selected as one of 20 Alliance for Eye and Vision Research Emerging Vision Scientists for 2016. These emerging researchers were selected from a national group of applicants to educate federal legislators regarding the importance of vision research. The researchers will meet with legislators this September in Washington, D.C. 

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Publications

Family physician clinical compensation: Moving away from the RVU

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In a recent article in Family Medicine, members of UW PATH describe the development and implementation of a population health-based physician compensation plan that shifted the focus away from relative value unit (RVU) productivity and towards panel management. Survey results from pre- and post-implementation showed that community physician satisfaction with the compensation structure rose from 33% to 74%, and satisfaction with the amount of compensation rose from 26% to 87%. 

Delivery of breast cancer follow-up care by different types of oncology providers

Woman talking to doctorDr. Heather Neuman et al. recently used a novel statistical technique to examine patterns of breast cancer follow-up care provided by different types of oncologists. They found that breast cancer survivors had a median of 3 follow-up visits per year. Among patients with high visit regularity, two-thirds received follow-up from a single oncologist type; conversely, among patients with low visit regularity, only 8% received follow-up from a single oncologist type.

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