Supporting Interhospital Transfer Decisions (SITe) Toolkit now available on HIPxChange

Interhospital transfers for emergency general surgery (EGS) conditions have increased in recent years in the United States (US). Older patients with EGS diagnoses are more likely to be transferred between hospitals and experience worse outcomes than younger patients. A contributing factor to these worse outcomes is that care coordination suffers during interhospital transfers. Provider communication… Read more »

 

Transfer Call Toolkit now available on HIPxChange

Interhospital transfers, the movement of patients between acute care facilities, play an increasingly critical role in the United States healthcare system. Although interhospital transfers are necessary, transferred patients experience more morbidity and mortality than directly admitted patients, even after adjusting for severity of illness. Effective and efficient communication between healthcare providers is crucial during interhospital… Read more »

 

The new HIPxChange website is now live!

We’re thrilled to announce that after months of dedicated hard work and collaboration, the new HIPxChange website is officially live!  Visit us now: https://www.hipxchange.org/ While at first glance the website might seem familiar, we’ve introduced some updates to enhance your experience. Here’s what you need to know to navigate the new HIPxChange with ease: Consistent URL: Accessing our… Read more »

 

HIP Investigator, Dr. Yao Liu to present at Dissemination Research and Implementation Science Seminar

On December 8, 2023 at 12pm, HIP Investigator, Dr. Yao Liu will present at the D&I Launchpad’s Dissemination Research and Implementation Science Seminar (DRISS). Her presentation titled, “Implementation of Teleophthalmology in Rural Health Systems (I-TRUST) Study: A Hybrid Type 2 Effectiveness and Implementation Multicenter Clinical Trial,” will provide an overview of the I-TRUST Study’s methods… Read more »

 

Healthy Metric Releases Report on Disparities in Diabetes Management by Rural and Urban Residence

Healthy Metric, a dynamic statewide partnership dedicated to advancing health equity throughout Wisconsin, has released a report titled “Disparities in Diabetes by Geography: A Healthy Metric 2023 Brief Report for Wisconsin.” This report shows the differences in diabetes management between patients with diabetes alone and those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, taking into account their… Read more »

 

Implementing Universal Medication Schedule Directions For Use When E-Prescribing: A Toolkit for Health Systems available on HIPxChange

Implementing Universal Medication Schedule Directions For Use When E-Prescribing: A Toolkit for Health Systems is now available on HIPxChange. Developed by the Wisconsin Health Literacy program, this toolkit provides practical information and strategies to implement Universal Medication Schedule directions when e-prescribing so that patients receive clearer medication directions on their prescription medication labels.

 

Healthy Metric Releases Mental Health Disparities Report

Healthy Metric, a dynamic statewide partnership dedicated to advancing health equity throughout Wisconsin, has released a report shedding light on mental health disparities across the state. Titled “Disparities in Mental Health Care and Outcomes: A Healthy Metric 2023 Report for Wisconsin,” this comprehensive report identifies gaps in mental health screening, diagnoses, and telehealth utilization across… Read more »

 

New NHP Resources Available Linking Social Determinants of Health with Diabetes and Heart Disease

The Neighborhood Health Partnerships Program recently developed new resources for our “Placing the Social Determinants of Health in Context” series. These tools provide some examples of evidence-informed linkages between diabetes and heart disease and the measures available in the NHP Sociodemographic Profile Reports (e.g., affordable housing, health insurance coverage). NHP is also in the process… Read more »

 

Guide for Collecting and Submitting Disparity Indicators available on HIPxChange

Nationally and within Wisconsin, disparities in healthcare exist across multiple determinants of health including race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, and geography (rural and urban). Public reporting on disparities in the quality of care is an important step to achieving accountability for reducing disparities over time and has been associated with improvements in… Read more »