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Priority Topics for Health System Partners

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)

Priority topics:

  • Evidence-based clinical and functional care approaches for COVID-19 ‘Long Haulers” (Long COVID) in nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences
  • Telehealth in skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Safety in skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Workforce issues impacting care delivery in skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Implementation of a mobility program in in skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences
  • Transitions of care across the continuum impacting skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences  
  • Improving efficiency in obtaining functional change outcomes in skilled nursing facilities and/or assisted living residences

BAYADA Home Health Care

Priority topics:

  • Patient-Driven care plan design and the resulting impact on quality outcomes
  • Variation in quality outcomes related to different payment models
  • Unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Policy changes during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Policy and payment changes in the home health setting

Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Priority topics:

  • Implementation of a mobility program in acute care
  • Implementation of functional outcome assessment; outpatient 
  • Measurement of functional capacity across care transitions
  • Disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation

The Cleveland Clinic

Priority topics:

  • Transitions of care across the continuum, particularly from the acute hospital to home health care
  • Targeting rehabilitation interventions to facilitate discharge from the hospital to home 
  • Effectiveness of pre-habilitation in surgical care
  • Unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Using patient-reported outcomes to evaluate and improve outpatient rehabilitation
  • Disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation

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Intermountain Healthcare

Priority topics:

  • Transitions of care across the continuum
  • Value-based care pathways
  • Health equity
  • Implementation of a mobility program in acute care
  • Effectiveness of rehabilitation for high-need / high-cost patients
  • Team-based models of care, care coordination
  • Telehealth during and after the coronavirus pandemic
  • Integrating evidence-based decision support into an HER

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Johns Hopkins Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)

Priority topics:

  • Implementation of systematic approach to mobility in the acute care hospital 
  • Precision Rehabilitation: Using high information content measurement to personalize rehabilitation interventions across the healthcare continuum
  • Effectiveness of innovative care delivery models prior to surgery
  • Long term consequences of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Development of Age Friendly Health Systems model consistent with the 4Ms Framework

naviHealth

Priority topics:

  • Post-Acute site(s) for optimal patient outcomes
  • Transitions of care across the continuum
  • Effectiveness of rehabilitation for high-need / high-cost patients
  • Team-based models of care, care coordination
  • Unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic

UPMC's Center for Assistive Technology (UPMC CAT)

Priority topics:

  • Evaluation and development of a telehealth protocol for assistive technology
  • Implementation of a streamlined data collection process (on assistive technology) in clinical practice
  • Development of a new wheelchair prescription policy for seating and mobility clinics

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    UPMC’s Center for Rehabilitation Services (UPMC CRS)

    Priority topics:

    • Effectiveness of a mobility program in acute care
    • Hospital outcomes of patients receiving acute care PT during the pandemic  
    • Using outcome measures in acute care to identify at risk patients post-acutely  
    • Transitions of care across the continuum
    • Effectiveness of rehabilitation for high-need / high-cost patients
    • Adherence to clinical practice guideline recommendations and associated clinical outcomes

    View our first LeaRRn Scholar.

    View our second LeaRRn Scholar.

    UPMC’s Innovative Homecare Solutions (UIHS)

    Priority topics:

    • Efficient use of rehabilitation services in the home health setting
    • Use of technology in the home health setting to augment or as a substitute for nurse and/or therapist care