Friday, April 2, 2010

A Discussion of Care Coordination and Health System Improvements

RWJF's new Clinical Scholars podcast series launched with an interview with Hoangmai Pham, M.D., M.P.H., a former RWJF Clinical Scholar who is now at the Center for Studying Health System Change. Pham discusses care coordination and ways to improve our health care system. 
  • Listen to Dr. Pham's podcast.
INQRI researchers are also committed to improving care coordination for patients.  Two teams from our first grantee cohort worked on this very important issue.

In her project, "Developing and Testing Nursing Quality Measures with Consumers and Patients," Dr. Shoshanna Sofaer and her team studied how recent patients responded to existing nursing quality measures and worked on new measures in care coordination.
  • Click here to download a presentation of the team's findings.
For the project, "Nurse-Sensitive Measurement of Hospital Care Coordination," Dr. Gerri Lamb and her team developed a new tool to capture what nurses do when they coordinate care for hospitalized patients. The tool, the first of its kind, will enable nurses and hospitals to document this important nursing work and will lead to a better understanding of how to improve care coordination and the quality of patient care in hospitals. 

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