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Category Archives: PFE Resource

VCSQI SAN 2.0 Person & Family Engagement (PFE) Workgroup on Medication Management

Wednesday- April 11, 2018  Bakula Dave, from Heart Care Associates, PC in Hopewell, VA, presents their strategy for engaging patients in weight management. The handout describes the activities and how they gently approach patients to consider and use weight loss strategies. Mrs. Dave shared that family members and caregivers are also using the strategies presented […]


Join the Effort to Reduce the Opioid Misuse Epidemic!

Our President has declared the opioid crisis in the United States a “national public health emergency” and announced initiatives to address the epidemic. Here are resources for your reference in reassessing your prescribing practices “to do no harm.”  Have conversations to alert patients to safely dispose of unused pain medication. It’s been reported that 55 […]


Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. Read more about the campaign.     Get the Choosing Wisely App! Download the new Choosing Wisely app to your iPhone and have over 500 […]


Patient & Family Engagement Resources from TCPI

The TCPI community has gathered numerous resources for clinicians and health care providers to utilize in their practices for better patient education and shared decision making.  The following compendium of resources shares extensive reporting of materials, websites, videos, and more for use for improved patient and family engagement. Compendium of PFE Tools andResources


Nurse Navigators & PA Discuss Patient and Family Engagement, Care Coordination, and Readmission Reduction Initiatives

Nurse Navigators and a PA discuss Patient & Family Engagement and 30-Day Re-Admission Reduction at the June VCSQI Meeting.  Videos include slides of patient tools for education and shared decision making. Panelists L to R: Robbin Shifflett, Cardiac Surgery Nurse Navigator, University of Virginia, Charlottesville Liza Szelkowski, Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant, Inova Heart and Vascular […]


Patient and Family (PFE) Engagement and Activation

Deborah Nadzam, PhD, RN, FAAN, Transformation Improvement Advisor, and Jayna Eller, Communications & Outreach Director report on new VCSQI web portal resources, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) goals, PFE criteria, the Practice Assessment Tool (PAT), and review of VCSQI member practices’ survey. Presentation on moving 140,000 clinicians in Strategic Alignment Network (SAN) in next 3 […]