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HIPxChange Toolkits Now Available on AAMC MedEdPORTAL

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The Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire and Access Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry toolkit were recently posted as resources in the iCollaborative section of the AAMC MedEdPORTAL, a website that aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum of care with tools to improve patient care.

5-Year Randomized Controlled Trial of C-TraC Funded by NIA

C-TraC LogoThe NIH-National Institute on Aging has just funded a 5 year Project (Project PI: Dr. Amy Kind) for a prospective, single-blind randomized controlled trial of the Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) program. The primary goal of this study is to determine C-TraC's impact on 30-day rehospitalizations, caregiver stress, and the patient-centered post-hospital outcomes of delirium prevention/resolution, functional maintenance/recovery, and falls prevention in patients with dementia discharged from the hospital to the community.

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

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."

Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit Now Available on HIPxChange

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The Access Community Health Centers Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit includes a detailed flow diagram of key communications between primary care physicians, behavioral health consultants, and consulting psychiatrists working together within a clinic. It emphasizes a team approach for addressing patients’ behavioral and mental health needs while supporting and encouraging efficient, whole-person care.

The Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit was developed by researchers and clinicians at Access Community Health Centers and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. View the toolkit here.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity & Monitoring Toolkit Now Available on HIPxChange

Christie BartelsDr. 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, as well as cardiovascular disease risk monitoring.

The RA Disease Activity & Monitoring Toolkit was developed by researchers and clinicians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health – Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Division. View the toolkit here.

Coordinated-Transitional Care Toolkit Profiled on AHRQ Innovations Exchange

C-TraC LogoThe VA Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) program is profiled in the July 31st issue of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Innovations Exchange, a web-based program designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve health care quality.

View the C-TraC profile here.

VA C-TraC Team Wins Partnership/Teamwork Award

C-TraC LogoThe 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 Team Recognition Award is granted to an individual or team whose accomplishments have fostered effective working relationships within and among the various entities of government and the private sector. Read more about the C-TraC program here.

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