Dr. Yao Liu spoke at a UW Health "Saving Sight Session" on April 21 on the topic of Telemedicine: Saving Sight at Home and Around the World. In this community lecture, she discusses expanding access to eye care through telemedicine, particularly for diabetic eye disease in Wisconsin's rural communities. You can view the lecture video in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Video Library.
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable article discusses UW Health's journey to 80% colorectal cancer screening rate
Dr. Jennifer Weiss is featured in a recent blog post by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. In it, Dr. Weiss discusses how UW Health increased its colorectal cancer screening rates from 61% to 81% over the last six years. She also discusses her research to identify predictors of colorectal cancer screening variation and barriers to screening, as well as lessons learned in the improvement process.
Several 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.
The Society of Hospital Medicine is now offering CME credit for a webinar led by Dr. Elizabeth Cox and Dr. Michelle Kelly on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a family-centered rounds checklist and associated toolkit of materials to support best practices in family-centered rounding. The CME activity is free. You can view details and register here.
Nancy Pandhi et al. Win Patient Choice Award for Work on Engaging the Community in Research on Behavioral Health
Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Pandhi and her research team on winning the Patient Choice Award for their Dane 1 in 4 work. The winning poster, titled "Engaging the Community in Identifying and Prioritizing Outcomes for Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health," was presented at the annual North American Primary Care Research Group in October.
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.
Gretchen Schwarze awarded $2.1 million from PCORI to help older Americans make better decisions about high-risk surgery
Dr. Gretchen Schwarze and co-investigators were recently awarded $2.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how to improve how older adults make decisions about high-risk surgical treatments. Congratulations, Dr. Schwarze!