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Shaw, VCHIP Highlighted on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovation Site

Judith Shaw
Executive Director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Nursing Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.N.

The June 5, 2013 issue of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange profiles an innovative program directed by Judith Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.N., executive director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program and associate professor of pediatrics and nursing at the University of Vermont.

Titled “State Partnership Supports Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practices, Leading to More Evidence-Based Care, Better Care Coordination and High Satisfaction in Participating Practices,” the Innovation Profile describes the UVM program’s development, results, and lessons learned.

The Innovations Exchange is a web-based program designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve health care quality. Users of this comprehensive program include a diverse group of individuals ranging from nurses and health administrators to policymakers and researchers. The program contains more than 775 searchable Innovation Profiles, 1525 searchable QualityTools, and numerous resources to support the Agency’s mission – to improve the safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity of care – with a particular emphasis on reducing disparities in health care and health among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.