MedStar Health Receives Contract to Pilot Test Patient-Reported Outcome Data Applications
A team of researchers from MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data. The team’s co-principal investigators are Deliya Wesley, PhD, MPH, and Kathryn M. Kellogg, MD, MPH, with Raj Ratwani, PhD, serving as the project director.
MedStar Health Research Institute Awards Funding to Six Investigators
Through the New Investigator—Associate Giving Grant Fund, the MedStar Health Research Institute has awarded funding to six physician-researchers. The research areas supported by these grants includes cardiology, oncology, and pediatrics. This grant fund is supported by associate gifts designated for research during the 2017 MedStar Health Associate Giving Campaign.
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute First to Implant Device in Clinical Trial
The clinical trial is investigating a potentially life-changing device proven to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients with atrial fibrillation. The device, called the WATCHMAN FLX™, is being investigated for greater flexibility and safety while positioning the device in the left atrial appendage.
Evidence Shows Importance of Education in Engaging Patients with Diabetes
Joan Bardsley MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE, assistant vice president of nursing and research integration for MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Corporate Nursing, spoke with SmartBrief on the importance of diabetes education with patients living with chronic conditions.