Quality Improvement studies
An In-Depth Interview Study of Immunization Providers in a Large Managed Care Organization to Understand Practice Patterns, Barriers and Facilitators for Administering the 3-Dose HPV Vaccine Series
The primary objective of this study is to identify immunization providers’ opinions on practice patterns, barriers and facilitators for Gardasil 3-dose regimen completion among those who initiated the Gardasil vaccine.
Principal Investigator:Chun Chao, PhD, MS
Funding Source:Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp.
Funding Years:2013 - 2016
Care of Mental, Physical, and Substance Use Syndromes (COMPASS)
KPSC is one of nine sites throughout the country funded by an Innovation Award from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid to implement a coordinated care model for depressed patients with cardiovascular disease. We have the following goals for this project: 1. To implement in three stages a multiple condition collaborative care management model in primary care clinics of care systems in states. 2. To demonstrate that this model improves care quality, patient experience and health, provider satisfaction, and total healthcare costs for the Medicare and Medicaid patients with the targeted conditions. 3. To develop role descriptions and training for the two new types of workers required for this model – care managers and care consultants. 4. To identify the costs and payment models needed by care systems to sustain and spread this care model.
Principal Investigator:Karen J. Coleman, PhD, MS
Funding Source:Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Funding Years:2012 - 2015
Effects of Emergency Department Crowding on Patient Safety
We will determine if Emergency Department crowding results in worse patient outcomes. Emergency department crowding is a nationwide phenomenon affecting the acute care system. This proposal will assess the impact of visit-level exposures of emergency department crowding on patient safety outcomes, including death in the emergency department, inpatient, and outpatient settings. The long-term goal of this research program is to guide the design and evaluation of health systems interventions to mitigate the impacts of ED crowding on patient safety.