Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality: Transitions in Care
Special Issue: January/February 2015
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014
For patients, families, and communities, transition in care is a fundamental aspect of patient-centered care. Without effectively addressing all the potential issues related to care across settings, providers, services, geographies - the full continuum - care will not be centered by, about, and for patients.
This Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ) special issue provides a forum for healthcare professionals to dialogue regarding different strategies and programs that are being implemented and that have promising results in outcomes. For this special issue, transitions in care are broadly definited as care practices across the continuum of care, such as within a setting (e.g. handoffs within a delivery organization), across settings (e.g. post acute and acute), or within a community or population (e.g. managing a population's health).
Manuscripts are being sought for applied research and innovative, robust case studies focused on
transitions in care practices that have produced improved outcomes including, but not limited to readmissions, efficiency, effectiveness, and length of stay
innovative programs related to managing vulnerable populations across the care continuum
improvement in patient experience across settings of care
community projects producing improvements in population health through care coordination
health information technology (HIT) implementations that have supported improved transitions in care
evaluations of transitions in care practices in all components of the care continuum
initiatives related to improved handoffs, information exchange, or improved access and service
Please note that case studies must have some data demonstrating improvement (such as pre- and post-intervention data or comparison to control) and clearly identifying the limitations and generalizable findings.
The journal's editors are currently soliciting manuscripts for a timely and relevant issue on evaluations, applied research, and robust case studies regarding transitions in care.
Individuals interested in submitting a paper for publication in this issue should review the JHQ Information for Authors at www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/JHQ. If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas on a manuscript for possible publication, please contact Maulik Joshi, JHQ editor in chief, at email@example.com or 312.422.2622. For questions regarding submission, please contact Monica Piotrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.