Wednesday, May 26, 2010

INQRI Grantees Receive New Grant to Extend Their Work

Congratulations to INQRI grantees Cindy Corbett and Stephen Setter, who were recently awarded funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a grant titled: “Transitional Care Medication Safety and Medical Liability: Closing the Chasm.” This grant is a direct extension of the team's INQRI-funded project, "Empowering Home Care Nurses to Efficiently Resolve Medication Discrepancies" which is nearing completion.

In their INQRI work, the team conducted a clinical trial that investigated a new nurse-led, informatics-based intervention to contribute to a better understanding of the potential for home care nurses to lead in the identification and resolution of medication discrepancies during transitions between hospital and home care providers. They hypothesized that with this improvement in their environment, home care nurses already on staff could enhance patients' outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and eliminate the need for duplicative services by external consultants or specialty providers. The team will present their findings at the INQRI Annual Meeting (September 15-16, 2010).

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