A National Web Conference on the Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions

Event Details

  • Date: September 26, 2019
  • Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm


AHRQ hosted a free Web conference on Thursday, September 26th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST, to discuss how health IT can improve care transitions for patients with complex conditions. Specifically, presenters discussed their work on smartphone-based applications to improve care coordination, an interactive patient-centered discharge toolkit to promote self-management, and the role of clinical decision support in improving care transitions for patients with multiple chronic diseases. 

Confirmed Speakers:

David Liss

David T. Liss, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University

Anuj Dalal

Anuj K. Dalal, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital University

Sharon Hewner

Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo University


Derrick Wyatt

Commander Derrick L. Wyatt
USPHS Commissioned Corps, Division of Health IT Research Grants Manager, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of health IT in improving health outcomes during care transitions for patients with complex conditions. 
  2. Describe how mHealth technology can be used to improve care coordination and transitions. 
  3. Identify barriers and facilitators of implementation, adoption, and use of a patient-centered discharge toolkit. 
  4. Discuss the use of clinical decision support tools to improve the quality of transitions for adults with multiple chronic diseases. 

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 2.46 MB).
  • Q&A (PDF, 159 KB)

If you have any questions, please send an email to DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.