The Clinical Value Projects in this program aim to 1) determine quantitative baseline measures in one or more of the above areas; 2) explore a means for improving those measures; and 3) provide a pilot demonstration that those means do (or do not) improve those measures. Past projects have addressed important topics such as preventative interventions for falls and restraints in inpatient care; using technology (texting and clinical dashboards) to increase engagement and enhance outpatient care; training non-behavioral health clinicians in specific therapies to increase effectiveness of integrated care; and using self-report histories to increase clinic efficiency and patient satisfaction.
Awards can range from $5,000 to $20,000 per project. Workshops on preparing effective applications are offered annually. Clinician-Educators primarily employed by the University of Pittsburgh and/or University of Pittsburgh Physicians are eligible to apply.
Have a question about this program? Please contact Lori Zippay.