Current patient education may not fully address multiple barriers to screening faced by rural patients. HIP Investigator Dr. Yao Liu et al. sought to characterize contextual factors affecting rural patient adherence with diabetic eye screening guidelines.
SBP variability may be a target for mitigating end-organ damage associated with vascular disease. HIP Investigator, Dr. Meghan Brennan et al. evaluated the relationship between increased SBP variability and risk of incident diabetic foot ulceration.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Christie Bartels et al. aimed to examine the impact of a physician champion educational outreach intervention to promote electronic provider-to-provider communication in a large academic multispecialty group.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Heidi Brown et al. conducted a survey to quantify screening rates, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors for older adults experiencing urinary (UI) or fecal incontinence (FI) among PCPs in a health care system.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Ryan Coller et al. sought to examine the effect of a caregiver coaching intervention, Plans for Action and Care Transitions (PACT), on hospital use among children with medical complexity (CMC) within a complex care medical home.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Ryan Coller et al. developed a curriculum in the pediatric global health residency track at UW to address gaps in LGH education and to increase resident knowledge about local health disparities for global community members.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Menggang Yu et al. propose an outcome weighted learning method that extends estimating individualized treatment rules to multi‐treatment case by using a vector hinge loss as a target function.
A team of authors, including HIP Investigator Ryan Coller, conducted a systematic review of the literature evaluating the design, use, and impact of inpatient portals used with hospitalized patients and caregivers.
Statins reduce morbidity and mortality among patients with diabetes, but their use remains suboptimal. In this study, HIP Investigator Dr. Meghan Brennan et al. sought to understand trends in statin use to inform strategies for improvement.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Andrew Quanbeck et al. examined the role that external change agents have played within the context of multifaceted interventions designed to promote organizational change in healthcare-specifically, in primary care settings.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Christie Bartels et al. identified themes and categories of patient and health system-level facilitators/barriers to smoking cessation after implementing a rheumatology clinic protocol that increased tobacco quitline referrals.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Brian Patterson et al. conducted a systematic review to examine the scope and influence of electronic health record-integrated clinical decision support technologies implemented in the emergency department.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Maureen Smith et al. sought to determine whether the evaluation of programs for high-need high-cost patients required claims data to match cases to comparison patients in the paper.
Dr. Rachel Grob et al. explored the potential of systematically elicited narratives about experiences with outpatient care to enrich quality improvement and found that most narratives convey experiences that are potentially actionable by those committed.
The UW PATH collaborative describes the implementation, mixed-methods evaluation results, and lessons learned from instituting a Microsystems approach across 6 years with 58 primary care teams at a large academic health system.
Dr. Elizabeth D. Cox et al. conducted a qualitative study of patients and their parents and found the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® Family Relationships measure reflects the experiences of children with chronic illness.
The UW PATH collaborative describes the development and application of a utilization-based weighting system that accounts for patient complexity to help health systems understand patient panels and population characteristics
In a recent study, the PATH collaborative examined results for 220 ACOs from the Medicare Shared Savings Program and found that ACOs with higher baseline expenditures were significantly more likely to generate savings than lower cost ACOs.
Dr. Heather Johnson et al. evaluated the role of sociodemographics in hypertension control among young adults with primary care access and found that young men, non-English primary language speakers, & unmarried people had lower control rates.
In this study co-authored by Dr. Maureen Smith and Peter Nordby, investigators surveyed leaders in 15 care management programs and found high variability across programs and that most programs use cost & utilization measures to determine outcomes.
Dr. Christie Bartels et al. developed a staff protocol to improve primary care follow-up after high blood pressures were documented in specialty care, and the protocol decreased follow-up time and reduced visits with high blood pressure by 9%.
Dr. Christie Bartels et al. conducted a study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and found that although there is heightened cardiovascular disease risk among patients with RA, most RA clinic visits lacked documented communication about blood pressure.
Edmond Ramly et al. conducted a cross-sectional time-study and work-system analysis to measure rooming workflows in rheumatology clinics and found significant variations across clinics, prompting clinic leaders to modify their policies.
Dr. Jennifer Weiss et al. examined whether PCPs' colorectal cancer screening practices correlate with several other preventive & chronic care metrics and found that PCP CRC screening rates strongly correlate with breast cancer screening rates.