CHSR at the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical & Translational Science Spring Conference!

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) hosted its annual Spring Conference, titled “The Science of Health Policy & Systems Change” in April 2019 and CHSR was well represented by many of its faculty and staff members.Posters presented included:

"Assessing the Gap: How Current Practices Compare to Guideline Recommendations in the Evaluation of Syncope" 
Amy Cowley, Matthew Sirrine, Hanwen Yuan, and Jing Li, MD, MS
The survey asked over 1500 of Kentucky’s Hospitalists, Cardiologists, and Emergency Medicine Physicians to reflect on their experiences with syncope treatment and protocols, and to respond to six clinical vignettes that include syncope-specific scenarios. The team highlighted the gaps found between current practices and recommended practices per the recent guidelines.

"Evaluating the Clinical Dyadic Leadership Model: A Systematic Literature Review"
Chris Cook, Amy Cowley, Nikita Vundi, Jessica Miller Clouser, Megan McIntosh, and Jing Li, MD, MS
Through a systematic literature review, the team found that healthcare units with dyad leadership models reported increased job satisfaction, staff engagement, and improved communication while noting that little to no studies examined the impact dyads have on patient satisfaction or hospital performance outcomes. 

"Using Random forest analysis to improve hospitals’ implementation and grouping of transitional care strategies" 
Gaixin Du, Jing Li, MD, MS, Jessica Miller Clouser, and Mark Williams, MD
Random forest results were used to validate factor and latent class analyses to determine how hospitals group certain transitional care strategies together as well as to determine the relative importance of each strategy and group of strategies on readmissions.

Health System Innovations to Address Social Determinants of Health
Brittany Smalls, PhD
Brittany Smalls, PhD presentation was part of a multidisciplinary panel entitled "Advancing the Science of Health Systems: Innovation, Implementation, and Impact"