Dr. Sally Kraft, Medical Director for Quality, Safety, and Innovation at UW Health, was awarded an AAMC Learning Health System Planning award for a project entitled, "Connecting the Dots: Building the Infrastructure Linking Patient Care to Professional Education to Scholarly Work and Back to the Patient Again." This project will be conducted in conjunction with the Health Innovation Program and the UW SMPH Office of Continuing Professional Development, and will align continuing education, quality improvement education and implementation, and practice-based learning and scholarly contributions.
Dr. Caprice Greenberg was named a "woman to watch" in the January 2014 issue of Brava magazine for her work on coaching in the operating room to improve surgical quality.
Four other UW Health physicians were also named for their work to improve surgical and oncological care. Read the full article here.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' central office in Washington, DC recently released an article discussing the Coordinated Transitional Care (C-TraC) program directed by HIP investigator Dr. Amy Kind. Read the article here.
In addition, the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research recently featured Dr. Kind and the C-TraC program in the "Spotlight on Success" section of their newsletter.
The video recording of David Goldhill's November 6 seminar sponsored by the Health Innovation Program, "Preventing Catastrophe: Reconnecting the Island of Health Care to the Mainland," is now available online through the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Video Library.
In research recently presented by Dr. Christie Bartels et al. at the American College of Rheumatology 2013 Annual Meeting, uncontrolled blood pressure was addressed in less than 1 of 3 rheumatology visits even when blood pressure exceeded 160/100 mmHg, despite the fact that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have increased cardiovascular risk.
Read more on Medscape and Yahoo News.
In a recent study by Dr. Christine Everett et al. published in a Health Affairs special issue on redesigning the healthcare workforce, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) caring for patients with diabetes as part of a team with a physician had equivalent or better outcomes than patients cared for by physicians only.
Please join David Goldhill, Chief Executive of media company GSN and author of a New York Times best-selling book in this Health Innovation Program-sponsored event.
"David Goldhill has written a devastating and utterly original analysis of what has gone wrong with the American health care system. Read it, and take a deep breath. He will convince you that our 'solutions' are not solving our problems. They are making our problems worse." - Malcolm Gladwell
HIP Post-doctoral fellow Abiola Keller is first author on the study, "Does the perception that stress affects health matter? The association with health and mortality," which was recently featured in the TED Talk, "Flip how you think about stress."