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ACHIEVE: Achieving Patient- Centered Care and Optimized Health In Care Transitions by Evaluating the Value of Evidence

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has funded the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research to determine transitional care services which improve health outcomes that are of high value to patients and their caregivers. The project will involve the design and development of best practice recommendations and implementation guidelines for national patient-centered care transition programs.

Project ACHIEVE emphasizes the importance of patient transitions from hospital to home as well as the evaluation of nursing facilities and community care transitions. Through outreach to a diverse patient and caregiver population, the best practices in transitional care will emerge and facilitate the most effective intervention designs that alleviate caregiver and patient burdens. HRET serves as a subcontractor on this three-year project.

The project team is overseen by Stephen Hines and Marie Cleary-Fishman and includes Katie Harris and Shereen Shojaat with additional members added in the future as needed.

For questions related to this project please contact Marie Cleary-Fishman, VP Clinical Quality at or 312-422-2646312-422-2646.

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