Monday, January 24, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: Jan 20, 2011

Present: Abby Crocker, Kairn Kelley, Amanda Kennedy, Rodger Kessler, Rhonda Kost, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen

1. Round Table:

a. Welcome to Rhonda Kost, PhD student in Computer Science; also on staff at FAHC

2. Rodger: Review metrics paper r/t Collaborative Care Network

a. Building on pre-empirical work in integrating mental health services into primary care, put into various kinds of practice through the CCN

b. Focus is on Table (vs. Figure) 2: a figure is 150 words; is the same for a table? Sometimes the limit is on figures or tables… the editor or journal guideline is the authority, in all cases

c. Table (not figure) 2: can be looked at according to what is being measured (categorical definition), how to measure it, and where to find it

d. Purpose: an instrument for practices to identify deficiencies in their practice of care. Long term goal is to tie these characteristics to successful outcomes. This is one of three articles: research overview, lexicon, and (this article) a way to measure the elements in the lexicon by providing an algorithm for each element. This will be an example of how to use the lexicon and a proposal of how to evaluate a CC practice.

e. How to proceed: consider using the elements to create a checklist to design a CC practice; use this exercise to increase the precision of the description of how to deploy the lexicon.

f. Audiences: AHRQ, NIH folks interested in MH delivery in primary care, policy makers, practices and practitioners, and academics. Kissinger: “The tragedy of academic politics is that the stakes are so small.”

3. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4

a. January 27: Abby – Present analytical plan

b. February 3: Connie – QI through Office System Analysis - Case 1 analysis

c. February 10: Rodger - discuss a research design for evaluating mental health contribution in BP PCMH practices; Craig Jones and Beth Tanzman (new member of his team) will be guests

d. February 17: Rodger: NCQA survey data (no Amanda)

e. February 24: (no Amanda, Kairn, Connie – schools are on winter break)

f. Future agenda to consider:

i. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished)

ii. Future: Review of different types of journal articles (lit review, case study, original article, letter to editor…), when each is appropriate, tips on planning/writing (Abby)

Recorder: Connie van Eeghen

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