HIP Trainee Sophia Johnson Awarded AHRQ F32 Grant

Congratulations to Sophia Johnson, PharmD, MPH, who has received an AHRQ F32 grant, Predictors, Use & Consequences of Biologics & Other Agents in Older IBD Patients. The proposed research will analyze a cohort of 10,479 Medicare beneficiaries with IBD who are age 65 and above to address the following aims: (1) to examine clinical and… Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity & Monitoring Toolkit Now Available on HIPxChange

Dr. Christie Bartels recently developed the Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Disease Activity & Monitoring Toolkit, which centers around a flowsheet built in the electronic health record that allows clinicians to dynamically assess RA activity consistent with national RA quality indicators advocating disease activity monitoring. The flowsheet longitudinally displays pertinent lab and clinical data for RA/medication management,… Read more »


2013 Wisconsin Health Improvement & Research Partnerships Forum

The 2013 Wisconsin Health Improvement & Research Partnerships Forum will be held on Sept. 12-13 in the UW-Madison Union South. The theme of this year’s forum is “Facilitating Partnership: Common Mission, Multiple Approaches,” and the workshops and presentations will focus on the following topics: how organizations are working together to solve health problems, tools that… Read more »


HIP & WCHQ Jointly Sponsor Assembly on Diabetes and the Triple Aim

The Health Innovation Program (HIP) and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) partnered to present at the July WCHQ Assembly meeting. The Assembly featured presentations and discussion about diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost. HIP Director Dr. Maureen Smith presented on comorbidities and… Read more »


VA C-TraC Team Wins Partnership/Teamwork Award

The VA Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) team, which includes Amy Kind, Laury Jensen, Marilyn Bazinski, and Brock Polnaszek, has been awarded the Greater Madison Federal Agency Association’s (GMFAA) Partnership/Teamwork award for 2013 for their work to bridge gaps among federal, state, and private/local health care settings to improve patient care quality and outcomes. The GMFAA Federal… Read more »


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

The 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,… Read more »


UW PATH collaborative formed to disseminate improvement activities locally and nationally

The UW Primary care Academics Transforming Healthcare (PATH) collaborative was recently formed to bridge primary care clinical transformation and rigorous scientific study in order to improve the UW Health system for the benefit of patients and communities. The collaborative is a multidisciplinary coalition of physicians and change leaders, and members are experienced in clinical delivery… Read more »