Accelerating Regulatory Progress in Multi-Institutional Research

MacColl Center Business Manager Sherry Lauf and Senior Program Manager Leah Tuzzio co-authored this manuscript highlighting three case studies in which research, regulatory, and administrative teams developed and employed innovative approaches to secure and maintain Institutional Review Board approvals, enable data sharing, and expedite sub-award issuance and execution.

Nurse navigators in early cancer care: a randomized, controlled trial.

The Nurse Navigator study set out to determine if a nurse navigator intervention improves quality of life and patient experience in newly-diagnosed patients.  Learn more about this randomized controlled trial in a paper co-authored by Ed Wagner.  Group Health was so impressed with this work that it incorporated an oncology nurse navigator into usual care for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer at its Capitol Hill campus—even before the research was published.

Self-management: Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness.

People with cancer are living longer, and their cancer may be managed as a chronic illness due to recent improvements in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.  Read this article, co-authored by Ed Wagner, that proposes a model of care that oncology practices can use to enable and empower patients and families.

 

JGIM October 2010 Chronic Care and Education Supplement

Funded by the California HealthCare Foundation, and featuring guest editors Ed Wagner, David Stevens MD, and Judith Bowen MD, the October 2010 Chronic Care and Education Supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine is available in its entirety free of charge.

Guiding Transformation: How Medical Practices Can Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

As part of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, this Commonwealth Fund report sought to develop a more detailed and concrete definition that describes the changes that most practices would need to make to become PCMHs.

Providing Underserved Patients with Medical Homes: Assessing the Readiness of Safety-Net Health Centers

Safety-net health centers that provide vulnerable and low-income populations with comprehensive primary care have unique opportunities for successful transformation, but also face challenges. This Commonwealth Fund issue brief co-authored by Katie Coleman surveys safety-net health centers to determine their potential to become medical homes.

The Emerging Primary Care Workforce: Preliminary Observations From the Primary Care Team: Learning From Effective Ambulatory Practices Project

Learn more about how the LEAP project is innovating primary care in communities across the country in a December 2013 Academic Medicine article.
 

Bundling Clinical Preventive Services: A Review of Definitions and Concepts from the Literature

Co-authored by MacColl researcher Karin Johnson, this AHRQ publication details an exploratory literature search that examines use of the term “bundling” in the context of clinical preventive services.  A number of gaps emerged, including potential challenges and benefits to bundling.

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