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Coordinated-Transitional Care Program Featured on VA Website and UW-ICTR "Spotlight on Success"

C-TraC LogoThe 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

Talking about Hypertension in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Christie BartelsIn 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.

Team Roles for PAs and NPs

Chris EverettIn 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.

Read the article in Health Affairs

David Goldhill To Speak on Preventing Catastrophe in Health Care

David GoldhillPlease 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

VA C-TraC Team Awarded the 2013 Innovations in Practice Award from the National Gerontological Nursing Association

C-TraC LogoThe VA Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) team was awarded the 2013 Innovations in Practice award from the National Gerontological Nursing Association. At the Association's annual convention on October 3-5, 2013 in Clearwater, FL, the VA C-TraC program's nurse case manager, Laury Jensen, presented "Development and Implementation of the VA Coordinated Transitional Care (C-TraC) Program: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned."

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