HIP Seminar: Austin Frakt

Join us as Austin Frakt, PhD, founder and editor of The Incidental Economist, discusses current research and policies surrounding hospitals, cost-shifting, and Medicaid provider payments.

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Austin Frakt Seminar

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 Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is a voluntary statewide consortium of healthcare organizations in Wisconsin that has led the nation in measuring and reporting quality of care in physician groups.

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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.

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Featured Toolkit: Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research

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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.


Upcoming Society of Hospital Medicine Webinar on Family-Centered Rounds

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Drs. Elizabeth Cox and Michelle Kelly will be speaking about family-centered rounds at a Society of Hospital Medicine webinar on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30-11:30 AM CDT. The webinar will review the development, implementation, and evaluation of a family-centered rounds checklist and the associated toolkit of materials, available on HIPxChange, to support best practices in family-centered rounding. Register for the webinar here.

New HIPxChange Toolkit: Algorithm for Identifying Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions (Multimorbidity)

Elizabeth MagnanA new toolkit developed by Dr. Elizabeth Magnan is available on HIPxChange. The Algorithm for Identifying Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions (Multimorbidity) contains over 4,000 ICD-9 codes that are mapped to AHRQ Clinical Classification Software (CCS) codes, which are then bundled into 69 clinically relevant chronic condition categories. Researchers can use these categories to examine the effect of multiple chronic conditions or specific comorbidities on health and outcomes, or in quality improvement or public reporting work.

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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.

Development of a list of high-risk operations for patients 65 years and older

Elderly Patient talking to doctorsDr. Gretchen Schwarze et al. recently developed a list of 227 high-risk operations that had at least 1% operative mortality for older adults. The list, published in JAMA Surgery, can serve as a tool in patient-doctor discussions of surgery risk, as well as in future studies and targeted clinical interventions. It was developed using a modified Delphi procedure and analysis of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council and Nationwide Inpatient Sample datasets.

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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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