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HIP Sponsors Diabetes Learning Event with WCHQ

WCHQ

The Health Innovation Program and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) recently partnered to launch a statewide learning event on diabetes care improvement.  More than 125 representatives attended from 48 healthcare organizations across Wisconsin. The event was focused on diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost.

Elizabeth Cox's Project Featured at PCORI Regional Workshop

Elizabeth CoxDr. Elizabeth Cox's project on family-centered tailoring of pediatric diabetes self-management resources was featured in the PCORI Regional Workshop on "The Power of Partnership in Research: Improving Healthcare Outcomes in the Midwest and Upper Plains" on June 18-19.

You can view the slides from Dr. Cox's presentation on the PCORI website.

Jennifer Weiss Appointed to AGA Ethics Committee

Jen WeissDr. Jennifer Weiss was recently appointed to the American Gastroenterological Association's Ethics Committee, whose mission is to support the AGA Institute's core value to promote the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the field of gastroenterology.

The committee is currently working on clinical vignettes to promote discussion around ethical issues in gastroenterology, and will be hosting a panel discussion at Digestive Disease Week 2015.

Ann Sheehy Testifies Before Congress on 2-Midnight Rule

Ann SheehyDr. Ann Sheehy testified at the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommitee on Health hearing on current hospital issues in the Medicare program last week. She spoke about the clinical impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "2-midnight rule," which classifies most hospital encounters of less than 2 midnights as observation. 

Dr. Nasia Safdar Wins Excellence in Patient Engagement Award

Nasia SafdarDr. Nasia Safdar recently won the John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. This award recognizes individuals and healthcare provider institutions that are changing the face of healthcare by using innovative programs and approaches that increase patient and family engagement.

Read more about the award and Dr. Safdar's innovative approach to involving patients in reducing infections at EngagingPatients.org.

5-Year Randomized Controlled Trial of C-TraC Funded by NIA

C-TraC LogoThe NIH-National Institute on Aging has just funded a 5 year Project (Project PI: Dr. Amy Kind) for a prospective, single-blind randomized controlled trial of the Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) program. The primary goal of this study is to determine C-TraC's impact on 30-day rehospitalizations, caregiver stress, and the patient-centered post-hospital outcomes of delirium prevention/resolution, functional maintenance/recovery, and falls prevention in patients with dementia discharged from the hospital to the community.

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