Collaborative Team Publishes Findings from Diabetes Bootcamp Program at MedStar Health
Published online ahead of print in The Journal of Nursing Care Quality, the study sought to identify barriers to implementing a technology-based system to deliver diabetes survival skills education while patients are in the hospital. The educational system helps to send patients home with needed skills to manage their diabetes. The research team is Kelly Smith, PhD; Kelley Baker, MA; Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, Patricia McCartney, PhD, RN; and Michelle Magee, MD.
MedStar Researcher Receives Grant to Design Safer System for Managing Medication
Raj Ratwani, PhD, has been awarded an R01 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study electronic medication administration records to identify current safety issues and needs of clinicians and then develop new prototype solutions. This multidisciplinary research seeks to understand the flow of information among healthcare team members and how they use electronic medication records.
FDA Clears AI Technology That Evaluates Echocardiograms
Neil J. Weissman, MD, chief scientific officer for MedStar Health, served as an unbiased adjudicator and reviewer of the new technology which is expected to improve cardiovascular disease management and patient outcomes through earlier detection and monitoring. EchoMD AutoEF software was released by Bay Labs and has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Georgetown Medical Student Awarded Summer Scholarship to Study Use of Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Parents of Young Children
The MedStar Health Research Institute has awarded a scholarship for a summer research internship through the Pines-Kleinman Mental Health Fund to a Georgetown University medical student. Amanda Shapiro will be studying the use of mindfulness-based therapy for parents of young children under the mentorship of Matthew Biel, MD at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.