The goal of this project to develop a healthcare organization-specific system that leverages technology and the power of transparency to identify care partners, improve patient/care partner clinician communication, and connect care partners with needed services.
In partnership with ARCHANGELS, Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care and two other clinical sites, Catholic Health in Buffalo and Michigan Medicine, we will develop and implement a care partner version of OurNotes that is fully integrated into the EMR/clinical notes. In addition, we will identify caregivers before and during clinical visits at 2 healthcare organizations using the Caregiver Intensity Index developed by CII. Finally, we will evaluate the effect of these interventions on patients, care partners, clinicians, and staff.
- Principal Investigator: Catherine DesRoches, DrPH
- Co-Investigator: Tom Delbanco, MD
- Co-Investigator: Jennifer Wolff, PhD
- Project director: Deborah Wachenheim
- Biostatiscian: Joe Dong
Partner Organization Details
Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care will serve as one of the clinical sites and be the primary site for developing the fully integrated OurNotes (led by Matt Germak and Nancy Cibotti)
ARCHANGELS will bring their considerable expertise in identifying and support care partners to the project, led by Alex Drane and Sarah Stephens Winnay.
Funding provided by
This project is funded by a generous grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.