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MedStar Health Wins Federal Contract to Explore Applications for Patient-Reported Outcome Data

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded MedStar Health an 18-month contract to investigate and test technical tools and apps for primary and specialty care sites that connect patient-reported outcome data to the electronic health record. Led by co-principal investigators Deliya Wesley, PhD, MPH, and Kathryn M. Kellogg, MD, MPH, the research team will collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and test two apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.  Read more.

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Associates' Gifts to the MedStar Health Research Institute Funds Awards for Six Investigators

The MedStar Health Research Institute awarded six MedStar Health investigators funding for their medical research projects through the New Investigator—Associate Giving Grant Fund. This grant fund is supported by associate gifts designated for research during the 2017 MedStar Health Associate Giving Campaign. The research areas supported by these grants include cardiology, oncology, and pediatrics. Read more.

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National Patient Safety Organizations Recognize Work to Combat Sepsis

Patients, Families Lead Effort to Raise Awareness, Get Immediate Help COLUMBIA, Md. (Thursday, May 24, 2018)— MedStar Health’s initiative in partnership with patients and families to raise awareness of sepsis has received a national award, the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The MedStar Health Sepsis Collaborative, launched in January 2017, is a comprehensive quality improvement initiative. A major component of the effort is to ensure consumers can identify signs and symptoms of sepsis early and seek immediate medical care. Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the United States, more than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and…

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MedStar Health Expands Simulation Center for Training Associates in Critical Patient Care Skills

MedStar Health announces the expansion and renovation of the MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab’s (SiTEL) Baltimore Clinical Simulation Center. At nearly 12,000 square feet, the Baltimore Clinical Simulation Center is the largest of MedStar Health’s four training centers, all designed to enhance patient safety through the continuous development of our associates’ skills. Learning environments mirror high-profile areas of hospitals, providing a realistic training venue where associates can safely practice critical skills and gain experience before treating patients. The expanded simulation center is also equipped for a new program for Environmental Services associates, which teaches them to resolve common hazards…

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