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HIP Sponsors Diabetes Learning Event with WCHQ

WCHQ

The Health Innovation Program and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) recently partnered to launch a statewide learning event on diabetes care improvement.  More than 125 representatives attended from 48 healthcare organizations across Wisconsin. The event was focused on diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost.

Brock Polnaszek Selected for MSTAR Award

Brock PolnaszekBrock Polnaszek was selected as one of the national recipients of the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) awards sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research and the National Institutes on Aging.

His study, under the mentorship of Dr. Amy Kind and Dr. Sanjay Asthana, will aim to deternine the accuracy of written physical activity discharge order communication for hip fracture and stroke patients discharged to nursing homes from the hospital. Specifically, he will examine the accuracy of written activity orders for: (1) medical assistive devices for ambulating or transferring (i.e., cane), (2) level of assistance with sitting to standing, and (3) patient safety restrictions (i.e., fall risk).

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.

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