2017 Transforming Healthcare through Research Collaboration Symposium


On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, researchers, community-based research partners, practitioners, and policymakers gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin for the 2017 symposium on Transforming Healthcare through Research Collaboration hosted by the Seton Healthcare Family and the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at UT-Austin.

The day was moderated by members of the collaborative’s joint operating committee members: Carolyn Heinrich, Ph.D., Research Professor, LBJ School Center for Health and Social Policy; Ryan Leslie, Ph.D., Vice President, Academics & Research, Seton Healthcare Family; Leticia Moczygemba, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division, School of Pharmacy; and Chris Webb, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research Operations, Dell Medical School. (Members Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Health and Social Policy and Christine Jesser, Ph.D., Clinical Research Director and Epidemiologist, Seton Healthcare Family-Academics and Research, were traveling.)

The Seton-CHASP Research Collaborative aims to seed and conduct original non-clinical health and health policy research studies based on a foundation of colloboration to transform healthcare in Central Texas. Two rounds of grant competitions have been conducted to date. During the Symposium,the original awardees from 2015 provided updates to their projects, and the newly awarded winners of the 2017 competition were introduced. See below for links to presentations.

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04/26/17 Symposium Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Research Roundtables: Most Important Findings, Implications for Policy and Practice, and What’s Next
  3. The Challenges and Opportunities for Collaborative Research
  4. Introduction of New Awardees of the Seton-CHASP Research Collaborative 2017 Grant Competition and Value of their Projects for Partners and the Community
  5. Translation of Research Findings to Practice

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Awardees of the Seton-CHASP Research Collaborative Grant Competitions:

Understanding How Human, Communication, and Technology Factors Influence Effective and Efficient Electronic Heath Records Use. PI: Brenda L. Berkelaar, Ph.D., affiliated faculty, Center for Health Communication and Center for Identity, Moody School of Communication. Co-PI: Jay M. Bernhardt, Ph.D., Dean, Moody School of Communication. Study aims to use observations, interviews, and surveys to examine why and how healthcare providers adopt and adapt electronic health records in everyday practice and to what degree those are consistent with organizations’ and/or funders’ intent.

Improving Youth Behavioral Health Outcomes: A Feasibility Trial of Electronic Measurement Feedback and Flexible, Evidence-Based Training. PI: Sarah Kate Bearman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Education Department of Educational Psychology. Co-PIs: David Heckler, Ph.D., Psychologist, Texas Child Study Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center; Jane Gray, Ph.D., Director of Psychology Training, Texas Child Study Center and Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Education Department of Educational Psychology. Study aims to examine the feasibility and impact of implementing an electronic MFS within a Seton outpatient behavioral health clinic and examine the feasibility and impact of training Seton providers and trainees in a modular EBT protocol.

Manual and Automatic Analysis of Patients’ Values and Preferences Using Seton Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems Surveys. PIs: Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Information; Bo Xie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Nursing and School of Information; Byron C. Wallace, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Information and Department of Computer Science. Study aims to adapt, automate, and evaluate the Patients’ Values and Preferences Using Seton Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems Surveys data to understand the relationships between values and preferences, and their correlations with other metrics.

Incorporating Resilience-Based Diabetes Self-Management Education into the Group Medical Appointment for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. PI: Mary Steinhardt, Ed.D., Professor, College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Co-PIs: Susan Dubois, M.D., Medical Director with the Family Wellness Center, School of Nursing; Sharon Brown, Ph.D., the Joseph H. Blades Centennial Memorial Professor, School of Nursing; Hiro Tanaka, Ph.D., Exercise Physiology Professor, College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Study aims to partner Resilience-Based Diabetes Self Management Education curriculum with CommUnityCare’s Group Medical Appointment program to: 1) work collaboratively with interdisciplinary behavioral health teams to enhance quality of care; 2) collect feasibility and pre- and 6-month post effectiveness data; and 3) obtain RB-DSME curriculum certification for sustained use at CommUnityCare.

Impacting Acute Trauma: Does a Brief Preventive Intervention Affect PTSD Outcomes? PIs: Ben Coopwood, Jr. M.D., Director of Quality and Outcomes and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dell Medical School; Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health and Research Scientist, School of Social Work. Study aims to improve the delivery and efficiency of behavioral health care by 1) assessing the prevalence of patients at-risk for PTSD; 2) delivering a brief preventive intervention to those screening positive; and 3) determining the effectiveness of the innovative intervention.

Transforming Pediatric Healthcare Delivery: Analysis of Texas Medicaid Claims Data to Support an Ongoing Randomized Controlled Trial. PI: Karen Rascati, Ph.D., Eckerd/Turley Endowed Professor, College of Pharmacy. Study aims to supplement data collected through the RCT with claims data from Texas Medicaid to more fully evaluate the program outcomes, including impacts on utilization and costs broken down by medications, inpatient visits, outpatient visits, durable medical equipment and other costs.

Moving the Needle: Toward Value-Based Integrated Mental Health Services for Patients with Chronic Medical Conditions. PI: James Baker, M.D., M.B.A., Associate Chair for Clinical Integration, Psychiatry, Dell Medical School. Study aims to engage the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in an independent assessment of Dell Medical School’s adaptation of the collaborative care model for integrated mental health in three complex-care clinics opening in 2017. These specialty IPUs – Complex Gynecology, Muscular-Skeletal Joint Institute, and Complex Primary Care – aim to improve health outcomes for some of the sickest unfunded patients in Travis County while reducing costs to the overall system of care.

Promoting Positive Parenting for High-Risk Families in Primary Care Settings. PI: Sarah Kate Bearman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Education Department of Educational Psychology. Co-PIs: Michael Mackert, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Health Communication, Associate Professor, Moody School of Communication; Abby Bailin, Ph.D., Graduate Student, Doctorate in School Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology. Study aims to develop a brief, e-health intervention to increase positive parenting practices, and assess the feasibility of providing access to this intervention during routine well-child visits for families with children aged four to eight.

Veteran Patient Care at Seton: How does Military Cultural Competence Impact Patient Perceptions of Care? PIs: Elisa Borah, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Valerie Rosen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Dell Medical School. Study aims to assess the impact of two forms of military cultural competence training on veteran patients’ healthcare perceptions to identify efficient and effective provider training that impacts patients’ perception of quality.

Please contact the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at chasp@austin.utexas.edu with questions.