WCHQ Learning Event

Join Dr. Maureen Smith for a discussion on engaging patients with chronic conditions using public reporting, as well as speakers from the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, Aurora Health Care, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

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WCHQ Learning Event

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 mission of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is to advance evidence-based programs that encourage healthy living among older adults through partnerships with public and private organizations.

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Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Featured Research Partner

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award at the University of Wisconsin. ICTR is a partnership of several of UW’s academic units and the Marshfield Clinic.

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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.

HIPxChange logo linked to www.hipxchange.org

Featured Toolkit: Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research

Doctor Patients Research

Patients and their representatives (e.g., caregivers or family members) provide invaluable feedback and make decisions that improve the relevance and meaning of research. Ongoing patient and patient partner engagement positively shapes all stages of the research process - through the study's preparation, execution, and translation.

The Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research (TOPPER) is a collection of materials designed to support the creation and ongoing engagement of patients and patient partners in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

It includes a patient partner orientation session agenda, a detailed manual for two facilitators to use during orientation, and 20 supplementary worksheets, exercises, forms, and examples.


Heather Johnson Honored as Outstanding Woman of Color

Heather JohnsonDr. Heather Johnson was selected as one of seven Outstanding Women of Color by the University of Wisconsin - Madison for 2015-16. A campus-wide reception to honor these women will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Pyle Center. In addition to her UW-Madison honor, Dr. Johnson has also been nominated for the UW System 20th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education. Congratulations, Dr. Johnson! 

Video of Austin Frakt Seminar Available Online

Frakt SeminarThe video of Austin Frakt's recent seminar co-sponsored by HIP and the UW Population Health Institute, "Hospitals, Cost-Shifting, and Medicaid Provider Payments," is now available to view online. In his talk, Dr. Frakt used a lemonade stand metaphor to explain cost-shifting. His recent response to a critique of this metaphor appears in The Incidental Economistread it here.  

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Characterizing the psychological distress response before and after a cancer diagnosis

Worried ManIn a longitudinal study, Dr. Jessica Schumacher et al. examined the changes in depression, anxiety, and well-being for patients diagnosed with cancer compared to patients without cancer. The authors found that cancer survivors who were less than 5 years from diagnosis were more likely to have clinically significant increases in depression, and cancer survivors 5 years or more from their diagnosis were more likely to experience worsening anxiety. 

Rheumatoid arthritis and the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy

Eye ExamIn a recent study of over 250,000 Medicare patients with diabetes, Dr. Christie Bartels et al. found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were 28% less likely to have diabetic retinopathy and 4% more likely to receive an eye exam than patients without RA. The authors suggest that RA physiology or treatments may protect against diabetic retinopathy and propose that future studies be conducted on this topic.

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