Dr. Pignone will serve as a Medical Editor for the following decision aids: colon cancer screening, “Living with Coronary Artery Disease”, and heart failure.
The overarching goal of the Patient Decision Quality Initiative is to improve the quality of care using decision support to promote shared decision making.
The project reviews the existing literature on non-pharmacological interventions for treating refractory depression.
Provider-patient communication about glaucoma and its treatment can be a critical factor that impacts initial treatment adherence and persistence.
We propose to establish a community-based collaborative partnership between the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) to provide a telemedicine intervention that improves stroke recovery.
Release from prison is a time of serious dislocation and significant challenges to the well being of the HIV-infected former inmate as well as to their social networks and the communities to which they return.
The North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center is collaborating with the University of Minnesota and the University of Maine in a comprehensive multi-year review of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program).
A pressing need exists for timely, evidence-based information to guide cancer care delivery
High quality clinical decision making is necessary to realize the full benefits of emerging cancer prevention and treatment strategies.
Management by Primary Care Clinicians of Patients Suspected of Having Community-Acquired, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( CA – MRSA ) Infections
The study employs both traditional quality improvement methods and components of “Best Practices Research” to effectively and efficiently identify feasible practice-level changes that improve care for those patients with suspected CA-MRSA infections.
The purpose of this research is to continue the ongoing evaluation of the North Carolina Healthy Start Initiative, currently in seven rural Eastern counties and two urban counties (Triad) of the State.
This two-part project will explore the trends in provision of EMS/ambulance services among rural and urban hospitals.
The North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, in conjunction with the RUPRI Center, provides rapid rural data analysis and issue-specific rural research studies in response to emerging policy issues.
Subcontract for Region IV Title X Family Planning Regional Training and Technical Assistance Project
Coalition for Excellence and Innovation in Family Planning Services, will provide comprehensive training and specialized technical assistance to family planning providers throughout the eight-state Region IV.
This innovation lab will use a variety of system dynamics modeling tools in partnership with community representatives to address the use of state psychiatric hospitals and alternative community-based services.