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Priority Topics for Health System Partners

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

Targeted Priorities:

  • Evidence-based clinical and functional care approaches for long Covid n nursing centers and/or assisted living communities
  • Improving efficiency in obtaining functional change outcomes in nursing centers and/or assisted living communities
  • Workforce issues impacting care delivery in nursing centers and/or assisted living communities 

Priority Topics:

  • Impact of an embedded Nurse Practitioner on SNF hospital readmissions, length of SNF stay, and likelihood of a community dwelling person to return to community from skilled nursing
  • Follow up after discharge home or back to the community to determine the effectiveness of therapy when they get home
  • Effectiveness of telehealth in nursing centers and/or assisted living communities 
  • Transitions of care across the continuum impacting nursing centers and/or assisted living communities   
  • Safety in nursing centers and/or assisted living communities 
  • Implementation of a mobility program in in nursing centers and/or assisted living communities

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)

Targeted Priority:

  • Engage in national outcomes registry to understand quality outcomes

Priority Topics:

  • Implementation and creation of sustainability of a mobility program in acute care setting
  • Implementation of AM_PAC outcome measure tool in outpatient settings
  • Optimizing utilization of Rehabilitation therapy services in acute care
  • Disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation 
  • Measurement of functional capacity across care transitions

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
  • Using patient-reported outcomes to evaluate and improve outpatient rehabilitation
  • Disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation
  • Novel modalities for virtual rehabilitation and remote monitoring

View our current LeaRRn Scholar.

Intermountain Healthcare

Targeted Priority:

  • Health Equity Data Analytics

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 EHR
  • Use of technology to improve care delivery

View our current LeaRRn Scholar.

Ivy Rehab Network

Pediatric-Focused Priority Topics: 

  • Effectiveness of a pediatric-therapy first model on patient outcomes across the ICF model, healthcare spending, and utilization
  • Implications of clinician specialization on pediatric outcomes
  • Internal quality improvement initiatives related to parent perception of quality of care
  • Outcomes related to key rehabilitation interventions, patient factors, and provider characteristics
  • Parent-reported outcomes associated with the implementation of the coaching model through telehealth as an adjunct to traditional service delivery for pediatric patients
  • Effectiveness of digital-health technologies integrated into outpatient pediatric rehabilitation care plans on patient outcomes and healthcare spend

 Adult-Ortho Focused Priority Topics:

  • Effectiveness of PT-first care models on patient outcome, healthcare spend, and utilization
  • Effectiveness of digital-health technologies integrated into outpatient rehabilitation care plans on patient outcomes and healthcare spend
  • Using patient-reported outcomes to evaluate and improve outpatient rehabilitation
  • Use of patient demographics, characteristics, and clinical data to personalize care delivery for improved patient outcomes

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)

Pediatric-Focused Priority Topics:

  • Development of Pediatric Activity and Mobility Promotion effort for the Acute Hospital including development of standardized tools and implementation of the JH-AMP framework adapted to pediatrics.
  • Implementation of systematic approach to mobility in the acute care hospital inclusive of pediatrics.

General Priority Topics:

  • Implementation of systematic approach to mobility in the acute care hospital inclusive of pediatrics.
  • Precision Rehabilitation: Using high information content measurement to personalize rehabilitation interventions across the healthcare continuum
  • Effectiveness of innovative care delivery models prior to surgery especially for geriatric populations
  • Development of rehabilitation models of care to reduce skilled nursing facility utilization

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

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Priority Topics:

  • Standardizing clinical care for real-time visualization and application of EHR data
  • Using large databases to track & improve rehabilitation outcomes
  • Disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of rehabilitation
  • Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
  • Risk of chronic disease after trauma
  • Maximizing outcomes and discharge to the community
  • Evaluating alternative nursing workflows to maximize patient outcomes

 

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
  • Moving traditionally hospital based care into the home setting