CHIP has a strong showing at the IPHAM Population Health Forum

CHIP’s Jen Bannon presents her poster, “Improving Primary Care Practice Facilitation with Success-Weighted Activity Networks (SWAN)”

On December 4, Feinberg’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) hosted its inaugural Population Health Forum, which focused on research to improve the health of all populations. Several CHIP team members shared their research findings at the forum’s poster session, which included more than 100 medical student, staff and faculty members, and community partners such as Chicago Public Schools, CJE SeniorLife, Pastors 4 PCOR and Howard Brown Health.

Learn more about CHIP’s poster presentations below:

Accessing CAPriCORN’s Data and Network Resources
Presenting Author(s):  Kayla Jeter, BA; Charon Gladfelter, MPH; Katya Klyachko, PhD; Abel Kho, MD; and the CAPriCORN team
Description:  As a clinical data research network, CAPriCORN is involved in many local and national research studies that look at various health conditions with the goal of creating a way to achieve better, faster, and cheaper research to improving health outcomes and health equity.
Funding: PCORI

Characterizing the Extent of EHR Data Fragmentation Across 3 States
Presenting Author(s):  Farhad Ghamsari / Margaret Madden
Description:  This work reveals the widespread nature and impressive size of duplicate patient records across institutions. It further showed the great variability in storage practices, accuracy of data input, and availability of even simple data. This is the first study to undertake patient matching across state lines, and demonstrates high potential for impact of deduplication efforts inside and across institutions.

The Effects of the Social Determinants of Health and Health Insurance on Outcomes among Adults with Cardiovascular Disease
Presenting Author(s):  Andrew Wang
Description:  Having access to health care and seeking preventive care is vital to ensuring delayed mortality. However, your environment and your resources are major influences on your health, potentially even greater than other factors. Studying the interaction of the environment, the social determinants of health, and access to care through health insurance, and its influence on mortality is needed.
Funding: Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) and Quality’s National Research Service Award Institutional Research T32 Training Grant HS000078/HS000084 (PI: Jane L Holl, MD, MPH)

CHIP’s Beth Copeland, presenting her research “Evaluating MOC Credit as a Motivating Incentive for Engagement in a Quality Improvement Project”

Evaluating MOC Credit as a Motivating Incentive for Engagement in a QI Project
Presenting Author: Beth Copeland
Description: Strong leadership in small practices is critical to implementing quality improvement strategies. By finding effective ways to motivate physician engagement in QI projects, strategies can successfully be implemented to increase the quality of care for patients.

Impact of Practice Facilitation in Primary Care on Chronic Disease Care Processes and Outcomes: a Systematic Review
Presenting Author(s):  Lauren Kadziel / Andrew Wang
Description:  Millions of individuals in the US have chronic disease, yet its care has been fragmented and poor. Chronic disease management has been challenging for doctors and patients alike. Having an individual who work with doctors and their practices may result in better health for their patients. This review shows that having individuals coined as practice facilitators lead to improve health.
Funding:  Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) and Quality’s National Research Service Award Institutional Research T32 Training Grant HS000078/HS000084 (PI: Jane L Holl, MD, MPH), contract no. HHSA290201200019I and grant no. R18 HS023921.

Improving Primary Care Practice Facilitation with Success-Weighted Activity Networks (SWAN)
Presenting Author(s):  Jennifer Bannon / Nicholas Soulakis Sally Mei
Description:  Practice facilitation is becoming a new healthcare role to assist with quality improvement in patient communities as well as ambulatory care settings. It is useful to understand practice facilitation activities to determine if certain types of activities promote successful outcomes. Learning about these activities and their relationships can guide future practice facilitation in community settings.
Funding:  AHRQ

 

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