Research Projects

Based on the four domains identified by the ElevatingHOME Research Steering Committe (Clinical Care, Economic Impact, Care Structures and Patient Experience), ElevatingHOME is currently involved in the series of research projects listed below. These projects are collaborative efforts in partnership with corporate partners, member agencies, academic researchers and aligned associations. The research designs vary depending on the project, utilizing a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. 

If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about one of the projects below, contact Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP for more information.

 

Accountability for the Quality of Care Provided to People with Serious Illness

​Research Partners: Care for patients with serious illness is an emerging practice area that has gained attention as value-based purchasing has increased. While the number of programs is growing, their impact on care quality and outcomes are unknown. This project undertakes the development of a suite of performance measures suitable for use in serious illness care accountability programs. Structure and process measures will focus on building organizations’ capacity to measure outcomes, including patient engagement and outcomes, linked to patient goals.
The Value Proposition of Home Health Care 
 
Research Partners: This study is an examination of patients discharged from hospitals with an order for home health care. it will compare cost, mortality and re-admission rates between those patients who received home health care and those who did not.
Wounds in Home Health Care

​Research Partners: This will be a multiphase project examining the prevalence, incidence, care patterns and outcomes of wounds experienced by patients receiving home care.
Home Health Agency Communication with Physicians

​Research Partners: This project will examine communication between home health agency staff and community providers from the perspective of the agency, investigating the barriers and facilitators. This will be a multiphase project, starting with a qualitative process to identify key topics and themes.
Safety Survey in Home-based Care: a validation study        

​Research Partners: This study will validate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Hospital Safety Survey for use in home health and hospice.
Efficacy and Economic Value of Highly Personalized Digital Therapeutic Programs to Support Care and Independent Living at Home                    

​Research Partners: This project explores the use of artificial intelligence to drive highly personalized care interventions to support care recipients and their caregiving network. ElevatingHOME is providing consultation in support of the investigation.
 


Signature Events

Public Policy Leadership Series
  • October 3 - November 7
  • Wednesdays at 1pm ET
  • FREE for ElevatingHOME, VNAA and Alliance members

Virtual Events

  • September 27 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Elsevier
  • CE Available
  • October 10 | 3:00 p.m. ET
  • In partnership with HHQI

Partner Events

Going Beyond the Basics: Using Analytics to Understand the Impact of  Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) 
  • September 25 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Excel Health
Engaging Patients in Motivational Interviewing: A Seminar for Health Care Professionals
  • September 25 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Health Quality Institute