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Engaging Rural Residents In Patient-Centered Health Care Research, Michelle Levy, Cheryl Holmes, Amy Mendenhall, Whitney Grube 2017 University of Kansas

Engaging Rural Residents In Patient-Centered Health Care Research, Michelle Levy, Cheryl Holmes, Amy Mendenhall, Whitney Grube

Patient Experience Journal

Patient engagement is increasingly recognized as a critical component in improving health care. Yet, there remains a gap in our understanding of the intricacies of rural patient engagement in health-related research. This article describes the process of engaging rural patients, caregivers and broader stakeholders to actively participate in an exploratory effort to understand rural perspectives around the patient-centered medical home model. Highlights of the project’s engagement activities demonstrate how giving voice to rural residents can have a significant impact. Lessons learned point to the importance of six factors for successful engagement of rural residents as partners in health care ...


Evaluating Variables Of Patient Experience And The Correlation With Design, Dyutima Jha, Amy Keller Frye, Jennifer Schlimgen 2017 AB Design Research LLC

Evaluating Variables Of Patient Experience And The Correlation With Design, Dyutima Jha, Amy Keller Frye, Jennifer Schlimgen

Patient Experience Journal

The objective of this paper was to understand the variables of patient experience by analyzing recent and relevant evidence and to identify design solutions within the hospital environment that positively impact those variables. A systematic review of literature published from 2008-present was conducted to identify variables that contribute to patient experience benefits. Identified variables were documented and categorized into a design, organizational, and outcome variable matrix. Interviews were conducted with professionals from healthcare institutions, architecture firms and organizations committed to improving the patient experience. Data from healthcare facilities, with high patient experience scores, was also examined to derive effective design ...


Patient Experience: The Field And Future, Geoffrey A. Silvera, Courtney N. Haun MPH, Jason A. Wolf PhD 2017 Auburn University

Patient Experience: The Field And Future, Geoffrey A. Silvera, Courtney N. Haun Mph, Jason A. Wolf Phd

Patient Experience Journal

In an effort to understand the progress and evolution of the field, a self-examination study has been administered to assess contributions to the core knowledge base in the field and to assess the degree to which articles published in Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) addressed the core elements of patient experience outlined in the definition of patient experience as offered by The Beryl Institute. The purpose of this examination is to understand PXJ’s position as a central voice for patient experience scholarship, practice, and knowledge exchange. The findings suggest that the operating definition of the field continues to be suitable ...


Learning And Leading In The Experience Age, Jane Cummings 2017 NHS

Learning And Leading In The Experience Age, Jane Cummings

Patient Experience Journal

A focus on experiences of care helps health systems realize the very transformations they look to achieve. This is because patient experience allows patients, families and carers to define value, enabling healthcare organizations to focus on what matters to them and not simply what is the matter with them. This is what we mean by an ‘experience age’, one in which clear connections are made between the things patients value and the clinical outcomes we look to achieve: where links are drawn between experience, clinical effectiveness, safety and cost in order to provide the very best care for all patients ...


Patient Experience: A Return To Purpose, Jason A. Wolf PhD 2017 The Beryl Institute / Patient Experience Journal

Patient Experience: A Return To Purpose, Jason A. Wolf Phd

Patient Experience Journal

As an opening reflection to Volume 4 of Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), this editorial reviews the progress of the journal and the implications seen both in the evolving healthcare marketplace globally as well as reviews the data on the developing field of patient experience. It reinforces the need for an integrated view of experience as supported by data in the most recent State of Patient Experience research – one encompassing quality, safety, service, cost and population health implications and one driven on an engine of both patient and family engagement and employee/staff engagement. The article offers that healthcare is as ...


Implementing The Tri-Council Policy On Ethical Research Involving Indigenous Peoples In Canada: So, How’S That Going In Mi’Kma’Ki?, Carla Moore, Heather E. Castleden, Susan Tirone, Debbie Martin 2017 Dalhousie University

Implementing The Tri-Council Policy On Ethical Research Involving Indigenous Peoples In Canada: So, How’S That Going In Mi’Kma’Ki?, Carla Moore, Heather E. Castleden, Susan Tirone, Debbie Martin

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

The 2010 edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans introduced a new chapter, titled "Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada." The goal of our study was to explore how this chapter is being implemented in research involving Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. Qualitative data from four groups—health researchers, research ethics board representatives, financial services administrators, and Mi’kmaw community health directors—revealed that while the chapter is useful in navigating this ethical space, there is room for improvement. The challenges they encountered were not insurmountable; with political ...


High School Student Concussion Recovery Program: Teacher Involvement In Student Academic Transitions To Classroom And To Sports, Brittany Diego 2017 Dominican University of California

High School Student Concussion Recovery Program: Teacher Involvement In Student Academic Transitions To Classroom And To Sports, Brittany Diego

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2018

Many symptoms of concussions can greatly interfere with the cognitive abilities and skills students use in school. Although students may have similar symptoms, they experience concussions differently. Students returning to the classroom from a concussion often have different needs and abilities.

Research shows that a formal, individualized protocol to treat suspected concussions, both academically and physically, is vital to the successful recovery of each student. Much research is available on concussions for professional athletes, specifically related to recovery and returning to their sport. However, there is little research about high school students regarding concussions. Concussion recovery programs for high school ...


No Puffs: Penguins Go Smoke-Free, Monica Sciamanna 2017 Dominican University of California

No Puffs: Penguins Go Smoke-Free, Monica Sciamanna

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2018

In partnership with the Department of Student Life, this project examines campus smoking behaviors among students, faculty, and staff. It will gather information regarding awareness and perceptions of current smoking policies at Dominican. Data may be used in the development of a new campus smoking policy.


Key Barriers In Providing Care For Children With Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder(Adhd): Healthcare Provider Views, Mary Onyinyechukwu Egbunike 2017 Georgia State University

Key Barriers In Providing Care For Children With Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder(Adhd): Healthcare Provider Views, Mary Onyinyechukwu Egbunike

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Nortex Spring 2017 Newsletter, North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network 2017 University of North Texas Health Science Center

Nortex Spring 2017 Newsletter, North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network

North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NorTex) Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Projected Financial Losses Experienced By Community Health Centers Under A Scenario Of Major Cuts In Key Sources Of Federal Funding: 2018-2022, Avi Dor, Eric Luo, Ali Moghtaderi, Anne Rossier Markus 2017 George Washington University

Projected Financial Losses Experienced By Community Health Centers Under A Scenario Of Major Cuts In Key Sources Of Federal Funding: 2018-2022, Avi Dor, Eric Luo, Ali Moghtaderi, Anne Rossier Markus

Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative

Congress is currently considering options to significantly reduce federal funding for the Medicaid expansion and the Marketplace subsidies implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Separately, the Health Centers Fund, which currently accounts for 70% of all federal health center grant funding, is set to expire in September 2017. These potential changes in federal funding could have a dramatic impact on health centers and the communities they serve. The purpose of this brief is to simulate the potential combined impact of these major changes in federal funding that will directly affect community health centers. Secondarily, this brief also assesses the ...


A Bottom-Up Approach To Effectively Implementing A Good Samaritan Policy At Bryant University, Jessica Fleet 2017 Bryant University

A Bottom-Up Approach To Effectively Implementing A Good Samaritan Policy At Bryant University, Jessica Fleet

Honors Projects in History and Social Sciences

The rising numbers of substance consumption on college campuses are becoming a public concern for higher educational institutions across the United States. The thesis studies the relationship between state laws and private higher education institution laws in regards to substance abuse. Examining state laws and private universities Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan laws were used to determine what would effectively replace Bryant University’s current Substance Abuse Policy. The current policy lacks an educational element along with stressing the word of mouth ideology that students are protected when in need of drug or alcohol assistance in a medical situation. This ...


School Feeding: A Comparison Between The United States, Ecuador, And Uganda, Anna E. Wilcox 2017 Iowa State University

School Feeding: A Comparison Between The United States, Ecuador, And Uganda, Anna E. Wilcox

Honors Projects and Posters

Most countries have school feeding programs providing food for children. These programs are important in developing and developed nations. In developing nations school feeding programs aim to enhance learning and attention span by reducing short-term hunger. In developed nations school feeding programs try to provide a nutritiously adequate meal at a low cost. A comparative analysis of four school feeding programs was conducted: the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the U.S., the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CEDEI) menu program in Cuenca, Ecuador, a “bar” feeding program in Cuenca public schools, and a program at Namasagali Primary School (NPS ...


Reduction Of Unnecessary Scanning To Lower Costs While Preserving The Integrity Of The Legal Health Record, Toni Wood 2017 Montana Tech

Reduction Of Unnecessary Scanning To Lower Costs While Preserving The Integrity Of The Legal Health Record, Toni Wood

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

The purpose of the paper is to explain the efforts taken at Rocky Mountain Clinic to reduce scanning of unnecessary documents into their Electronic Health Record (EHR). An EHR is a digital version of a patient’s medical paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. (United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 2017) The use of an EHR requires paper documents to be scanned into the system so they are available electronically within the patient’s EHR.

Research was completed ...


Responding To International Health Emergencies: Comparing The World Health Organization Response To Ebola And Zika, Halia M. Czosnek 2017 College of William and Mary

Responding To International Health Emergencies: Comparing The World Health Organization Response To Ebola And Zika, Halia M. Czosnek

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores explanations for why the WHO and its Member States responded differently in each of the two cases. The epidemiology, securitization, and organizational theory literatures suggest three primary answers to these questions. I have used these literatures to formulate three explanations through which to examine each case. I assess the Ebola and Zika cases along two dependent variables: time from the start of the outbreak to the WHO and Member States’ response, and the amount of financial and human resources allocated to the response. The epidemiological explanation focuses on the lethality and transmissibility of each virus. In this ...


Fruit And Vegetable Bucks: Adams County Grocery Store Snap Incentive Program, Meredith A. Cox, Amy B. Dailey, Kim Davidson, Kathy Gaskin, Etta Saltos, Audrey Hess, Megan Shreve, Cherry Arvin, Elizabeth Weller 2017 Gettysburg College

Fruit And Vegetable Bucks: Adams County Grocery Store Snap Incentive Program, Meredith A. Cox, Amy B. Dailey, Kim Davidson, Kathy Gaskin, Etta Saltos, Audrey Hess, Megan Shreve, Cherry Arvin, Elizabeth Weller

Student Publications

Veggie Bucks provides a 50% discount on all fresh fruits and vegetables sold through Kennie’s Market produce department at the point of sale for the 5 highest cost items. The incentive period ran January - April, 2017. Intended outcomes include an increase in the number of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by SNAP recipients at Kennie’s Market locations in Biglerville and Gettysburg by 10% in January-April 2017 compared to baseline figures obtained in 2016, and to familiarize SNAP recipients with fresh fruits and vegetables and to provide information about the ACFMA markets’ Double Dollars program. SNAP recipients were invited ...


Geographic Variation Within The Military Health System, Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen, Joel S. Weissman 2017 Georgia Southern University

Geographic Variation Within The Military Health System, Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen, Joel S. Weissman

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Background: This study seeks to quantify variation in healthcare utilization and per capita costs using system-defined geographic regions based on enrollee residence within the Military Health System (MHS).

Methods: Data for fiscal years 2007 – 2010 were obtained from the Military Health System under a data sharing agreement with the Defense Health Agency (DHA). DHA manages all aspects of the Department of Defense Military Health System, including TRICARE. Adjusted rates were calculated for per capita costs and for two procedures with high interest to the MHS- back surgery and Cesarean sections for TRICARE Prime and Plus enrollees. Coefficients of variation (CoV ...


Rural Opioid Prevention And Treatment Strategies: The Experience In Four States, John A. Gale MS, Anush Hansen MS,MA, Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA 2017 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Rural Opioid Prevention And Treatment Strategies: The Experience In Four States, John A. Gale Ms, Anush Hansen Ms,Ma, Martha Elbaum Williamson Mpa

Behavioral Health

Although opioid use rates are comparable in rural and urban counties, rural opioid users tend to be younger, unmarried, have lower incomes, and are more likely to lack health insurance, all vulnerabilities that may negatively impact their ability to seek treatment and recover. Additionally, the rural health care system is characterized by numerous resource, workforce, access, and geographic challenges that complicate the delivery of specialized care for OUDs in rural communities. The nature and scope of the opioid crisis vary across rural communities and require multifaceted, community-based strategies to address the problem. Based on interviews with key stakeholders in Indiana ...


Rural Opioid Prevention And Treatment Strategies: The Experience In Four States [Policy Brief], John A. Gale MS, Anush Hansen MS,MA, Martha Elbaum Williamson MPA 2017 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Rural Opioid Prevention And Treatment Strategies: The Experience In Four States [Policy Brief], John A. Gale Ms, Anush Hansen Ms,Ma, Martha Elbaum Williamson Mpa

Behavioral Health

Little is known about what states with large rural populations are doing to combat opioid use disorders (OUD) in rural communities. This qualitative study identified rural challenges to the provision of OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services and explored promising strategies to tackle the opioid crisis in rural communities.


The Disappearance Of Nyoman And Ketut, Laura Michelle Garvie 2017 SIT Study Abroad

The Disappearance Of Nyoman And Ketut, Laura Michelle Garvie

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

No abstract provided.


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