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CERTAIN Hiring Clinical Stakeholder Engagement Coodinator

CERTAIN is hiring a full-time Clinical Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator who will join SORCE's Stakeholder Engagement Team with a focus on building and sustaining long-term engagement with our clinical partners. This position has three major areas of responsibility: (1) Clinical Stakeholder Engagement Program Planning and Oversight (40%), Project Implementation through Clinical Stakeholders (40%), and Administrative Management (20%).

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CERTAIN Hiring Communications & Engagement Coordinator

CERTAIN is hiring a full-time Communications & Engagement Coordinator who will provide professional-level internal and external communications and engagement coordination across CERTAIN and for specific CERTAIN projects. This position has three major areas of responsibility: (1) Communications Management (50%), (2) Stakeholder Engagement Project Coordination (40%), and (3) Administrative Coordination (10%). 

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Your Opinion Needed on New CERTAIN Appendicitis Research

Starting in January 2016, CERTAIN Investigators will begin work on the recently funded clinical trial “Comparison of Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy.” This large randomized trial compares appendectomy to antibiotics for the treatment of appendicitis. Before the first patient can enroll in the trial, the study team will complete the final research protocol. The research protocol describes in great detail the design, methods, and evaluation of study data serving as the blueprint for each site participating in the study.

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CERTAIN Projects to Drive Improvement in WWAMI Practice Transformation Network

Funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is a national effort designed to support clinicians in achieving large-scale health care transformation. UW Medicine is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate and will receive about $30 million to develop a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) across the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region. This WWAMI-region PTN will provide technical assistance to help equip more than 6,700 clinicians who serve 1.9 million patients with tools, information, and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend health care dollars more wisely. To accomplish this, the PTN will:

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CERTAIN Approved for $12.9 Million Research Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN) has been approved for a $12.9 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study appendectomy versus “antibiotics-first” for the treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis. 

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New Funding: Opportunities for Improving Care

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CERTAIN is comprised of a suite of programs and projects that track quality, benchmark best practices, drive improvement, and allow all healthcare stakeholders to have their input heard as to what is needed to improve the healthcare system. Funding for our work comes from a variety of organizations interested in solving the most pressing problems in healthcare, and we are grateful for their support. We are excited to begin work on three recently-funded projects:

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2015 SCOAP Annual Meeting: A Decade of Improved Surgical Care

The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) celebrated ten successful years building a safer, higher quality, and more cost effective surgical healthcare system at this year’s Annual Meeting on June 10th. SCOAP Medical Director Dr. Richard Thirlby kicked off the event by highlighting SCOAP’s impact in performance benchmarking, education, and quality initiatives, as well as important accomplishments in reducing variability in surgical procedures across Washington State. He highlighted the value SCOAP delivers to participating hospitals through community leadership, reliable data, and transparency.

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Open Position: SORCE Scientific Director

SORCE (the administrative home of CERTAIN) is recruiting for the open position of Scientific Director. This position will provide senior-level, seasoned professional planning and execution of 5-10 major surgical outcomes, health services, and patient-centered research programs. This position will act as a scientific and technical lead on day-to-day project operations, significantly contribute to material production of research materials, and serve as a program management lead across several diverse projects and investigative teams. S/he will facilitate and address technical development and timely completion of scientific objectives. S/he will effectively communicate goals and priorities to investigators and collaborators and provide direction to project staff.

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CERTAIN is Hiring!

CERTAIN is hiring a Project Coordinator Lead. The areas of responsibility of this position fall into these categories: 

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A New Conversation in Appendicitis: Appendectomy or “Antibiotics First”

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Appendicitis is the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery—approximately 300,000 people undergo an appendectomy in the US each year. The advent of laparoscopic surgery has made the procedure safer and reduced complications. However, despite the safety and efficacy of appendectomy, there is still some uncertainty in the healthcare community around the necessity of appendectomy for managing appendicitis.

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  • CERTAIN Medical Director Dr. David Flum on The Conversation with Ross Reynolds 4/11/12: listen here.