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The Role Of Safety Net Clinics After The Implementation Of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga 2015 University of Rhode Island

The Role Of Safety Net Clinics After The Implementation Of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga

Senior Honors Projects

There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) on low-income, primarily Latino populations. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of a free clinic in the post-Obamacare environment. The sample population (n=62) for surveying was composed of patients at Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic (CEHC), an inner city clinic in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. Basic demographics, along with information regarding motivation for visiting the clinic and satisfaction with the clinic’s patient care, were collected. The patients of CEHC are primarily of central american (57.6 ...


Emr Optimization In A Medical Clinic Environment: An Analysis Of It Support, Lydia Maples 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Emr Optimization In A Medical Clinic Environment: An Analysis Of It Support, Lydia Maples

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Abstracts From The 21st Annual Hmo Research Network Conference, March 11–13, 2015, Long Beach, California, 2015 Aurora Health Care

Abstracts From The 21st Annual Hmo Research Network Conference, March 11–13, 2015, Long Beach, California

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

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Book Review: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine And What Matters In The End, Sue Sutton 2015 Tower Strategies

Book Review: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine And What Matters In The End, Sue Sutton

Patient Experience Journal

In her review of Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End written by Atul Gawande, MD, Sue Sutton shares both the insights of Dr. Gawande and their important perspectives for person-centered experience. She reinforces that in this day of increased focus on understanding patient’s expectations and patient-focused care, Dr. Gawande compels us to learn how to have the difficult conversations about what really matters. She closes the review with a compelling quote from the author, "I never expected that among the most meaningful experiences I’d have as a doctor— and, really, as a human being ...


Creating And Integrating A New Patient Experience Leadership Role: A Consultative Approach For Partnering With Executive And Clinical Leaders, Denise M. Kennedy 2015 Assistant Professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Patient Experience Administrator, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Creating And Integrating A New Patient Experience Leadership Role: A Consultative Approach For Partnering With Executive And Clinical Leaders, Denise M. Kennedy

Patient Experience Journal

Many healthcare organizations are creating new leadership roles to add subject matter expertise and structure to their patient experience improvement efforts. The patient experience field is emerging, however, so there are many questions about this role’s function and how best to structure it in the organization for maximal effectiveness.

This article explores the benefits of a consultative approach for improving the patient experience. Previous research on management consulting and the integration of new roles in established organizations is briefly reviewed. Mayo Clinic Arizona’s (MCA) comprehensive, "7-prong" service model is revisited. Developed and implemented in 2008, the model is ...


Health Information Technology: A Key Ingredient Of The Patient Experience, Matthew Werder 2015 Hennepin County Medical Center

Health Information Technology: A Key Ingredient Of The Patient Experience, Matthew Werder

Patient Experience Journal

In this exploration to understand the linkages of health information technology (HIT) and patient experience, a comprehensive literature search was conducted using the key words, “information technology, HIT, patient experience, patient satisfaction, and technology”, on the MEDLINE, PubMed, and EMBASE databases resulting in over 1,000 citations. Eventually, 35 of the most relevant articles were reviewed and 11 identified as key references to include in beginning to explore the question, as the transformation of healthcare continues, how can technology enable a positive return on investment to a patients’ perception of their care in an organization and how can technology impact ...


Variations In The Patients’ Hospital Care Experience By States’ Strategy For Medicaid Expansion: 2009-2013, Edmund Becker, Kenton Johnson, Jaeyong Bae, Jason M. Hockenberry PhD, Ariel C. Avgar, Sandra Liu, Ira Wilson, Arnold Milstein MD, MPH 2015 Emory University

Variations In The Patients’ Hospital Care Experience By States’ Strategy For Medicaid Expansion: 2009-2013, Edmund Becker, Kenton Johnson, Jaeyong Bae, Jason M. Hockenberry Phd, Ariel C. Avgar, Sandra Liu, Ira Wilson, Arnold Milstein Md, Mph

Patient Experience Journal

Our investigation evaluates the extent of differences in the patient’s hospital experience due to variations among state strategies to adopt, or not adopt, their Medicaid plans to the 2010 ACA legislation. Using ten HCAHPS measures, we analyze patient hospital experience data for the 2009 - 2013 period for all 50 states and the District of Columbia grouped by those states that (1) did not expand, (2) expanded Medicaid through Section 1115 waivers, (3) expanders early, and (4) expanded Medicaid concurrent with the new ACA legislation.

Our findings reveal that those states that opted out of Medicaid expansion typically started with ...


Cancer Patients’ Experiences Of Error And Consequences During Diagnosis And Treatment, Henriette Lipczak, Liv H. Dørflinger, Christine Enevoldsen, Mette M. Vinter, Jeanne L. Knudsen 2015 Danish Cancer Society

Cancer Patients’ Experiences Of Error And Consequences During Diagnosis And Treatment, Henriette Lipczak, Liv H. Dørflinger, Christine Enevoldsen, Mette M. Vinter, Jeanne L. Knudsen

Patient Experience Journal

The study objective was to investigate patient experienced error during diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The design included a nationwide patient survey on quality and safety in Danish cancer care. Responses regarding patient experienced error were separately analyzed, quantitative responses using descriptive statistics and qualitative responses using systematic text analysis. Study participants included 6,720 adult patients with a first time diagnosis of cancer registered between May 1st and August 31st 2010. The patients received a questionnaire concerning their experiences of care received by general practitioners, specialist practitioners and at the hospital. A response rate of 65% was achieved. 10 ...


Patient Complaints As Predictors Of Patient Safety Incidents, Helen L. Kroening, Bronwyn Kerr, James Bruce, Iain Yardley 2015 North Western Deanery

Patient Complaints As Predictors Of Patient Safety Incidents, Helen L. Kroening, Bronwyn Kerr, James Bruce, Iain Yardley

Patient Experience Journal

Patients remain an underused resource in efforts to improve quality and safety in healthcare, despite evidence that they can provide valuable insights into the care they receive. This study aimed to establish whether high-level patient safety incidents (HLIs) were predictable from preceding complaints, enabling complaints to be used to prevent HLIs. For this study complaints received from November 2011 through June 2012 and HLI incident reports from April through September 2012 were examined. Complaints and HLIs were categorised according to location or specialty and the themes they included. Data were analysed to look for correlations between number of complaints and ...


Weighting Patient Satisfaction Factors To Inform Health Care Providers Of The Patient Experience In The Age Of Social Media Consumer Sentiment, Blaine Parrish, Amita N. Vyas, Grace Douglass 2015 George Washington University

Weighting Patient Satisfaction Factors To Inform Health Care Providers Of The Patient Experience In The Age Of Social Media Consumer Sentiment, Blaine Parrish, Amita N. Vyas, Grace Douglass

Patient Experience Journal

The researchers explored the possibility that patients would go beyond simple ranking and could give weight to previously validated and reliable patient satisfaction factors, while also describing their online habits related to the patient experience and health seeking information in order to inform medical providers on what patients say matters most when evaluating satisfaction with their provider. One thousand one hundred and sixty-four adults completed a 13- item web-based quantitative survey, developed by public health researchers, to weight patient satisfaction factors and describe online health seeking habits of patients across the United States. Proportional weights for each of the patient ...


Patient Satisfaction Reported By In-Visit And After-Visit Surveys, Rukiya Wongus, Nicholas H. Schluterman, Sharon Feinstein, Nihkolle McGirt, Deborah R. Greenberg, David B. Schwartz 2015 University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc

Patient Satisfaction Reported By In-Visit And After-Visit Surveys, Rukiya Wongus, Nicholas H. Schluterman, Sharon Feinstein, Nihkolle Mcgirt, Deborah R. Greenberg, David B. Schwartz

Patient Experience Journal

Patient experience measurement has become a basic requirement for every healthcare provider organization. Yet, when the timing and mode of survey administration are considered, there is skepticism about the usefulness of ‘after- visit’ patient experience surveys to measure satisfaction and identify opportunities to improve service or health care quality. The aim of this observational study was to compare patient satisfaction among those who rated the patient experience at the conclusion of their outpatient appointment while still in the office, to that among those who rated the patient experience up to one month after their outpatient appointment via a mailed survey ...


Considering Shared Power And Responsibility: Diabetic Patients’ Experience With The Pcmh Care Model, Olena Mazurenko MD, PhD, Sheila Bock PhD, Catherine Prato, Margarita Bondarenko 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Considering Shared Power And Responsibility: Diabetic Patients’ Experience With The Pcmh Care Model, Olena Mazurenko Md, Phd, Sheila Bock Phd, Catherine Prato, Margarita Bondarenko

Patient Experience Journal

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), an innovative primary care model that fosters a stronger, more personal patient-doctor relationship than traditional health care models, should be particularly well suited for the treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes that require ongoing management by both patients and providers. Despite growing research on the effectiveness of PCMHs in diabetes care, relatively little attention has been given to diabetic patients’ experiences. This qualitative study examines diabetic patients’ experiences at one PCMH setting, using in-depth interviews to understand patients’ perspectives of the shared power and responsibility between patient and provider in their diabetes care. Our ...


The Children’S Hospital Of Philadelphia Family Partners Program: Promoting Child And Family-Centered Care In Pediatrics, Amy Kratchman, BA, Darlene Barkman, MA, Kathy Conaboy, BA, Anna de la Motte, MSed, Rachel Biblow, MSW, Katherine Bevans, PhD 2015 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’S Hospital Of Philadelphia Family Partners Program: Promoting Child And Family-Centered Care In Pediatrics, Amy Kratchman, Ba, Darlene Barkman, Ma, Kathy Conaboy, Ba, Anna De La Motte, Msed, Rachel Biblow, Msw, Katherine Bevans, Phd

Patient Experience Journal

Involving Family Advisory Councils in decisions that impact pediatric healthcare demonstrates hospitals’ commitment to child- and family-centered care. Yet, reliance on advisors as the sole source of family input has several limitations: infrequent meetings impedes the council’s capacity to address emerging concerns in a timely manner; feedback obtained from a small number of highly-engaged family members may not represent the perspectives of “typical” patients and families; advisors provide feedback in a reactive manner and are generally not equitably involved in problem identification or the initial development of solutions. In recognition of the need to strengthen and advance family partnerships ...


So Much More Than A “Pair Of Brown Shoes”: Triumphs Of Patient And Other Stakeholder Engagement In Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Amanda Brodt, M.P.P., Christine K. Norton, M.A., Amy Kratchman 2015 AcademyHealth

So Much More Than A “Pair Of Brown Shoes”: Triumphs Of Patient And Other Stakeholder Engagement In Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Amanda Brodt, M.P.P., Christine K. Norton, M.A., Amy Kratchman

Patient Experience Journal

This piece illustrates the “real world” experiences of patients and other stakeholder partners in research to help inform and inspire future patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) efforts. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was created in 2010 to fund research that helps patients, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders make informed health decisions. The first 50 funded PCORI Pilot Projects engaged patients, caregivers, parents, patient advocates, clinicians, and other non-traditional research stakeholders to serve in advisory and leadership positions on their research teams, many for the first time. In interviews with seven patients and other stakeholders, several lessons learned emerged, including how ...


Patient Partnership In Quality Improvement Of Healthcare Services: Patients’ Inputs And Challenges Faced, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Hassiba Hihat, May Khalifa, Paule Lebel, André Néron, Vincent Dumez 2015 University of Montreal

Patient Partnership In Quality Improvement Of Healthcare Services: Patients’ Inputs And Challenges Faced, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Hassiba Hihat, May Khalifa, Paule Lebel, André Néron, Vincent Dumez

Patient Experience Journal

This research focuses on the perception of patients who participated in Continuous Quality Improvement Committees (CIC) regarding their contribution, lessons learned, and challenges encountered. The committees are engaged in a care partnership approach where patients are recognized for their experiential knowledge and treated as full members of the clinical team. Based on patient interviews, we conclude that they bring a structured and thoughtful vision of their experience. They identify themselves as real partners in the care process and are grateful for the opportunity to improve the care provided to other patients by using their own experience and by bringing changes ...


The Power Of Patient Ownership: The Path From Engagement To Equity, Zal Press, Dawn Richards 2015 Patient Commando Productions

The Power Of Patient Ownership: The Path From Engagement To Equity, Zal Press, Dawn Richards

Patient Experience Journal

Understanding patient engagement from the lens of a person who is suffering, who is in pain and anguish, who is wracked with fear of the impact of this pain on their body, their family, their career, and their mortality, is a complex undertaking. The authors provide an important patient perspective in acknowledging and highlighting efforts to shift the conversation on experience from one about patients and families to one with patients and families. They challenge us to consider the power that can be found in creating ownership for patients and suggest it may be the one true path to moving ...


Reframing The Work On Patient Experience Improvement, Jocelyn Cornwell 2015 The Point of Care Foundation

Reframing The Work On Patient Experience Improvement, Jocelyn Cornwell

Patient Experience Journal

In reframing the work on patient experience improvement Dr. Jocelyn Cornwell, chief executive of The Point of Care Foundation, challenges us to broaden our view on what is necessary to impact patient experience efforts. From a defined need to reduce avoidable suffering associated with health care delivery dysfunction, she suggests we extend the discussion in two ways: First, to include a concern for staff engagement, experience and well-being, and second, to position patient experience improvement as one type of quality improvement (QI) in healthcare, and urge practitioners to pay more attention to the lessons from QI in other domains. High ...


Patient Experience Established: One Year Later, Geoffrey A. Silvera, Jason A. Wolf PhD 2015 Pennsylvania State University

Patient Experience Established: One Year Later, Geoffrey A. Silvera, Jason A. Wolf Phd

Patient Experience Journal

Scholars and administrators have long dedicated themselves to centering healthcare conversations and debates on the experiences of patients and their families. Patient experience advocates view these experiences as critical to evaluations of healthcare quality. There have been a great multitude of important contributions, yet, for decades, these calls for patient-centric care experiences and healthcare systems have been confined to the fringes of disparate health policy and reform debates. This bygone reality created a diaspora of scholars and administrators dedicated to understanding, evaluating, and improving the patient experience. This article begins to explore a coalescing around patient experience research efforts citing ...


The Patient Experience Movement Moves On, Jason A. Wolf PhD 2015 The Beryl Institute / Patient Experience Journal

The Patient Experience Movement Moves On, Jason A. Wolf Phd

Patient Experience Journal

As we present Volume 2 of Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) we both recognize the contributions that helped launch this publication and acknowledge the work that helped build the foundation of the broader research exploration in the emerging field of patient experience. On this base of knowledge we have worked to establish a new home for expanding the exploration of new ideas and practices through this publication. The importance of building, supporting and sustaining an outlet for research in patient experience is grounded in the belief that positive patient experience is good for healthcare, it is good for the people who ...


Interview Of Jennifer Sipe, M.S.N., R.N., Jennifer Sipe, Anthony Palazzolo 2015 La Salle University

Interview Of Jennifer Sipe, M.S.N., R.N., Jennifer Sipe, Anthony Palazzolo

All Oral Histories

Jennifer Sipe was born in 1969 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Jennifer had an unstructured childhood which allowed her time to follow her interests and explore local woods and creeks in Bucks County growing up. Jennifer went to Willow Dale Elementary and also was a graduate of William Tennent High School class of 1987. During high school Jennifer was involved in many activities and took a wide range of classes. At an early age as an aggressive learner after completing high school, Jennifer decided to be the first one in her family to attend college. She started college at Temple University ...


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