College Kudos - Week of October 5, 2020
Oct 5, 2020 9:00 AM
What happened this last week in the College of Nursing?
The Heart Failure Society of America awarded the Nursing Investigator Award for Research to Dr. Youjeong Kang for her research titled Predictive model for risk of 30-day rehospitalization using a natural language process/machine learning approach among Medicare patients with heart failure.
In the Know:
Dr. Catherine Staes and public health informatics colleagues James Jellison, Mary Beth Kurilo, Rick Keller, and Hadi Kharrazi published a letter Response to authors of “Barriers to hospital electronic public health reporting and implications for the COVID-19 pandemic,” in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa191. The letter advanced conversation about accurately communicating about public health capabilities to receive electronic health data, and triggered a response from the authors titled Barriers to hospital electronic public health reporting and implications for the COVID-19 pandemic: the authors’ reply, and a news item in HealthcareITNews.
Dr. Youjeong Kang, Yong Choi, Josef Stehlik, J Nielson, and Carey Reid authored a paper titled Pain in homebound older adults with heart failure after hospital discharge that will be published in Home Healthcare Now. The research was funded by a College of Nursing Seed grant.
Former Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lorinda A. Coombs, along with Dr. Kathi Mooney, Dr. Lee Ellington, and School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Angie Fagerlin authored a paper titled Age is not a barrier: older adults with cancer derive similar benefit in a randomized controlled trial of a remote symptom monitoring intervention compared with younger adults that will be published in Cancer Control.
Dr. Kathie Supiano received a two year extension of her contract with the Utah Department of Human Services for $307,411. This contract will allow Kathie to continue her program of Complicated Grief from Overdose Deaths.
Dr. Catherine Staes received an amendment to her contract with Hitachi Ltd. “Data Analytics to Improve End-of-Life Care” for $38,307, extending the scope of work she and her team members are performing related to the analyzation of data in electronic health records for improving end-of-life care.
Dr. Michael Caserta participated in a roundtable discussion focused on Individual, Family, and Societal Outcomes as part of the ARCH Virtual Respite Research Summit. Sponsored by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, participants recommended future research.
Dr. Kathie Supiano, Dr. Ann Hutton, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMH-DNP) student Colin Riley presented a pre-conference clinical skills session titled Complicated Grief Group Therapy for Community-residing Persons with Serious Mental Illness at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 34th Annual Conference. Eli Iacob, Drew Walker, and PMH-DNP student Sarah Jane Morrison supported the project.
We Love our Midwives!
Not only has 2020 been declared the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization, but October 4-10, 2020 is National Midwifery week. BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC) faculty pride themselves on practicing the art and philosophy of midwifery while promoting evidence-based models of health care. Quality maternal healthcare is enhanced by midwifery-led continuity of care, minimal interventions, and integration within the health system. Here are a few BCHC statistics and highlights:
- The American College of Nurse-Midwives awarded BCHC a “Triple Aim” Best Practice award for having a low rate of low birth weight newborns.
- Patient satisfaction for BCHC ranks consistently above the 94th percentile as measured by Press Ganey.
- Last year, BCHC providers conducted 13,000 outpatient clinic visits and attended 614 births at University Hospital. This represents an increase of 8% in outpatient visits and a 4% increase in births.
- BCHC provided nearly 5,000 hours of student supervision in clinical settings for Nurse Midwifery Doctor of Nursing Practice students.
- During FY20, BCHC nurses and graduate assistants managed nearly 12,000 MyChart messages, more than 8,800 phone calls, and almost 5,300 other patient encounters.