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Clinician's Perspective

As a family physician I have not one but two jobs these days: take great care of my patients and continually improve my practice. I look forward to working with the practice improvement facilitators in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network to help me do both of these jobs better. An extra pair of skilled hands will be a welcome addition to our improvement team.John Hickner, MD, MSc Professor and Head, Family Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago

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A Population Health Approach to Dementia

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Population Health Approach to Dementia by Catherine A. Alder, JD, Bharath B. Reddy Bynagari and Malaz ...

3 Robust Approaches to Dementia Care

Thursday, January 1, 1970

3 Robust Approaches to Dementia Care Programs integrate services in the hospital and out, and among ...

2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Dear Colleague: Today, health systems and professionals are equipped with the knowledge and technology to ...

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Implementation science looks to eHealth technology to enhance doctor-patient relationship

Thursday, November 17, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — New and developing eHealth technologies have the potential to improve the patient-provider connection and patient-centered health care. An opinion piece authored by three physicians looks to rehabilitation medicine, with its long history of use of technology, as a model for positive ways to incorporate technology to enhance the doctor-physician relationship across the spectrum of […]

New low cost workforce is effective in decreasing depression burden in primary care

Thursday, November 3, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS —  The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel brain-focused population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults, lowered depression severity by more than 50 percent over six months according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Center for Aging Research, IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation […]

Young African-American adults are less susceptible to delirium in ICU than Caucasians

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The first study to evaluate the relationship between race and intensive care unit delirium has found that African-American ICU patients age 18 to 50 are less susceptible to delirium than similarly aged Caucasians or than either African-American or Caucasian ICU patients age 50 or older. Read more here.

UK Receives $4.6 Million in Funding as Part of National Quality Health Initiative

Monday, June 13, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 13, 2016) — The University of Kentucky is partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine in a $46 million grant-funded initiative with the aim of improving healthcare while lowering costs. Read more here.

Getting the Story Just Right for GLPTN, Healthcare Change Experts

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

When Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) came to us during the week before Christmas last year, the ink was barely dry on its 4-year $46.4 million grant from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read the full article here.

The Cost of Care: Building a learning healthcare system to meet the Triple Aim

Friday, May 13, 2016

In the United States, 400,000 deaths every year are related to unintentional harm in the healthcare system. The cost of this unintended harm is estimated to be in excess of $17 billion every year. Read the full article here.

IU Center for Aging Research founding director honored by American Geriatrics Society

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Christopher Callahan, M.D., the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, a Regenstrief Institute investigator and the Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society’s prestigious Edward Henderson Award. Read press release here.

Managing Mental Health: The Demands of Dementia

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If Dr Malaz Boustani were tasked with grading dementia care he’d dole out an “F” for the United States. For him, the battle to improve upon this failing report card is personal. “My father and mother-in-law have suffered from dementia and are still suffering,” he said, “and my wife is at a high risk.” Read more […]

Strategies and milestones for Alzheimer’s patient and caregiver support outlined

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law in 2011. Over the past five years milestones have been identified to meet the plan’s biomedical research goal. However, similar milestones have not been created for the goals on patient care and caregiver support. Read press release here.

Era 3 for Medicine and Health Care

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Constant conflict roils the health care landscape, including issues related to the Affordable Care Act, electronic health records, payment changes, and consolidation of hospitals and health plans. The morale of physicians and other clinicians is in jeopardy. Read more here.

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