PHILADELPHIA, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Will expand research opportunities for nursing faculty, students
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it will be collaborating with Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) on quality improvement and research studies that measure outcomes associated with the implementation of Elsevier's Clinical Practice Model (CPM) Framework. The research, which will expand opportunities for GVSU nursing students and faculty members, will be coordinated through the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Healthcare Transformation, a dedicated interprofessional setting within KCON.
Cynthia McCurren, Dean of KCON, said the collaboration with Elsevier ties directly to the school's mission of linking practice and academia to transform healthcare. "The opportunity to conduct research within hundreds of hospitals in the U.S. and Canada utilizing Elsevier's CPM Framework is extraordinary," McCurren said. "We also see tremendous value in having access to the Consortium healthcare organizations, and look forward to a successful and mutually beneficial collaboration."
The Elsevier CPM Framework helps guide sustainable healthcare transformation. It is supported by core beliefs, principles, theories and healthcare best practices that have all been synthesized into concise models that help clinicians and leaders effect sustainable change across a healthcare organization. This transformation leads to positive outcomes for patients and families, caregivers and the healthcare community at large.
Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, notes that the collaboration with KCON will accelerate health care improvements by leveraging a transformational framework-driven approach. She added that research projects will include focus areas of evidence-based practice, health informatics, interprofessional integration and collaborative cultures, as well as the impact of a holistic healthcare approach over time.
"The complexity of healthcare is calling for academic-practice research as major shifts are forcing new ways of healthcare delivery by focusing on outcomes," Troseth said. "By conducting studies in a real-world environment, it will help us to better understand outcomes when coordinating patient care using the Elsevier CPM Framework."
In addition to collaborative research projects, KCON students and faculty members will engage in learning experiences at various Elsevier client facilities, and will co-present research project outcomes at conferences.
Failures in care coordination can increase costs by $25-35 billion annually, according to a recent health affairs policy brief. "It's costing the U.S healthcare system this much and it's not sustainable, Troseth said. "This is why we believe there is tremendous value in this type of collaborative research, to achieve a patient-centered care plan that works for everyone."
For additional information on Elsevier Care Planning and CPM Framework, visit http://www.elseviercpm.com/solutions-for-better-care/care-planning.
About Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University attracts more than 25,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 200+ areas of study from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and from regional centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.
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