Tag Archives: Robert Nocon

Three CCDTR studies of the patient centered medical home are featured in Medical Care

October 16, 2014 – The journal Medical Care recently announced a special supplement issue focused on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year effort to transform safety net primary care providers in five states into high functioning patient centered medical homes (PCMHs).  The PCMH is widely-advocated new model of primary care and the SNMHI was the first national PCMH demonstration project conducted in the safety net.  A CCDTR team conducted the evaluation of the SNMHI, under the direction of principal investigator and CCDTR Director Marshall Chin.

The three CCDTR studies included in the special issue are:

Click here to read the Medical Care media release.
Click here to read the Qualis Health media release.

For more information on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, visit www.safetynetmedicalhome.org.

UCM’s mobile texting project featured in newly released Health Affairs video on patient engagement

September 9, 2014 – Yesterday, the journal Health Affairs released videos about patient engagement that they produced in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The three videos describe ways in which patients and practitioners make health care decisions in a patient-engaged manner. UCM’s mobile texting program, developed by a team of investigators including CCDTR investigators, was featured in one of the videos. The videos go along with the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs entitled “New Era Of Patient Engagement.”

To download the Health Affairs announcement, click here.

To view the videos, click here. The third video features the Caresmarts text-messaging program.

To view the recent Health Affairs publication about the UCM text-messaging program, click here.

 

CCDTR investigator Robert Nocon and his team win the best research poster at the 2014 Midwest SGIM regional meeting

September 8, 2014 – Last Thursday and Friday, CCDTR investigators attended the annual Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. At the meeting on Friday, Robert Nocon presented and won an award for a poster about the Patient-Centered Medical Home project entitled “Developing a Short-Form Version of the Safety Net Medical Home Scale.” Congratulations Robert and team!

2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The annual research meeting of AcademyHealth will be June 8-10, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. We are pleased to announce that some of our CCDTR-affiliated investigators and staff will be presenting at the meeting this year.

This poster has been picked to be featured in AcademyHealth’s Poster Walk:

Title: Does the 340B program reach communities in need?
Presenter: Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou
Poster Session: A
Date/Time: Sunday, June 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Title: National outpatient prescription dispensing patterns through contract pharmacies serving the 340B drug discount program in 2012
Presenter: Bobby Clark
Poster Session: A
Date/Time: Sunday, June 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Title: Integrating multi-level interventions to improve diabetes care and outcomes
Presenter: Monica Peek
Poster Session: A
Date/Time: Sunday, June 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Title:  Effect of a PCMH Intervention on Provider and Staff Perception of PCMH Characteristics, Morale, Satisfaction, Burnout, and Work Environment
Presenter: Paige Fairchild
Poster Session:  B
Date/Time:  Monday, June 9, 9:45 – 11:15 AM

Title:  Diabetes Care in Health Centers: Who is Doing What in the Care of Patients with Diabetes?
Presenter: Kathryn Gunter
Poster Session:  B
Date/Time: Monday, June 9, 9:45 -11:15 AM

Title: Developing a Short-Form Version of the Safety Net Medical Home Scale
Presenter: Robert Nocon
Session:  Cutting Edge Advancements in Quality Measurement and Evaluation
Date/Time: Monday, June 9, 4:45 – 6:15 PM

Title: An evidence based synthesis of diabetes prevention programs for policymakers
Presenter: Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou
Poster Session: C
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 10, 7:30 – 9:00 AM

For general information about the Annual Meeting, click here.

 

AcademyHealth 2014 - Paige Fairchild's poster   AcademyHealth 2014 - Katie Gunter's poster   AcademyHealth 2014 - Robert Nocon's poster

Paige Fairchild, Katie Gunter, and Robert Nocon presenting posters at the 2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

CCDTR’s Text-Messaging Program Featured in Newsletter of The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

May 13, 2014 – The South Side Diabetes project’s text-messaging program was featured in Volume 13 of this year’s newsletters by The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes. The newsletter was entitled “Using Cell Phone Technology to Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes in Chicago.” Download the newsletter here. Access the Health Affairs publication mentioned in the newsletter here.

Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators publish important article in the high-profile journal Health Services Research

April 28, 2014 – CCDTR Investigator Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators co-authored a paper that was published today in the journal Health Services Research. Their two-year study found that patients who seek care at federally funded health centers in the U.S. utilize the health care system less than patients who get their primary care elsewhere. The study involved more than 33,000 adult patients and found that health center patients had fewer office visits, fewer hospitalizations and were more likely to get some preventative care measures than non-health center patients.

Read the University of Chicago Medicine press release about the study here.

Read a Newswise post about the study and what the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, had to say about it here.

Access the publication through the citation listed here.

2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The annual research meeting of AcademyHealth will be June 23-25, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. We are pleased to announce that some of our CCDTR-affiliated investigators will be presenting at the meeting this year.

Abstract Title:  Factors Associated with High Medical Home Capability in Federally-funded Community Health Centers
Presenter: Yue Gao
Poster Session:  A
Day/Time: Sunday, June 23, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Abstract Title:  “We’re isolated in a way that most people simply don’t understand” – Care Coordination among Rural Safety Net Clinics
Presenter: Sarah Derrett
Poster Session:  A
Day/Time: Sunday, June 23, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Abstract Title: Are the Performance Ratings of Medicare Part D Plans Influenced by the Socio-Economic Composition of Their Enrollees?
Presenter: Gary Young, JD, PhD; CCDTR Investigator Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou is a co-author
Poster Session: B
Day/Time: Monday, June 24, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Abstract Title: The Impact of High-Deductible Health Plans on Emergency Department Use and Subsequent Hospitalizations among Patients with and without Mental Illness
Presenter: Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou
Poster Session: C
Day/Time: Monday, June 24, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

Abstract Title: Medical Home Capability is Associated with Better Patient Experience Ratings in Safety Net Clinics
Presenter: Robert Nocon
Panel Title: Patient Centered Medical Homes – One Year Older, One Year Better?
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 
Room 317

For general information about the Annual Meeting, click here.

Yue Gao and Ed Chou     Sarah Derrett

Ed Chou, Yue Gao, and Sarah Derrett presenting posters
at the 2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Media coverage of CCDTR research on the Medical Home and Clinic Operating Costs

July 2012 – A CCDTR study showed that clinics that function as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) face higher operating costs. While primary care practices across the country are being asked to implement the PCMH model, little research had shown how the model would affect clinic costs and the limited existing research showed mixed results. CCDTR researchers, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, used data from federally funded health centers to carry out the first national study to address this question. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal JAMA. The study was highlighted in media outlets including Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, Science Life, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Hyde Park Herald.

Media coverage of CCDTR research on the Medical Home and Clinic Morale

March 2012 – AAFP News highlights CCDTR study results showing that the patient-centered medical home is associated with higher morale and job satisfaction, but also risk of provider burnout. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal Archives of internal Medicine. The study was also profiled in Cardiovascular Business.