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Mary Naylor Submits Commentary to IOM on Research to Improve Care Coordination and Quality

Posted on 11/19/2013 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

As a contributor to the Learning Health System Commentary Series of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care, Mary Naylor submitted commentary to IOM outlining the care coordination and quality improvement work that is being done through the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI), an initiative to improve patient care by examining the role nurses play in improving care quality. As co-chair of the INQRI, Naylor highlighted several studies that examined nursing practices and tested interventions that can improve patient care and safety, including “an analysis of the factors that influence the quality of preparation of patients and family caregivers for the transition from hospitals to home and the impact of enhanced preparation on patients’ perceived readiness and rates of re-hospitalization.”

As a reminder, Ms. Naylor is a Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, Director of New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  Ms. Naylor established The Transitional Care Model (TCM), developed at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a featured speaker at the National Transitions of Care Summit in 2012.
To read the full IOM Commentary, please click here.
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