Role of Health IT to Improve Care Transitions

Event Date: September 26, 2019 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Event Materials:

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


AHRQ hosted a free webinar 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. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, 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. 


David Liss
Research Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University
Anuj Dalal
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital University
Sharon Hewner
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, Grants Manager
Division of Digital Healthcare Research , Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ

Eligible providers were able to earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar. 

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