University of Wisconsin–Madison

Professor Arnott Smith partners on grant to evaluate tool used for families with hospitalized children

Professor Catherine Arnott Smith is a coinvestigator on Dr. Michelle Kelly’s $292,973 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a two-year project, “Getting on the same page: Leveraging an inpatient portal to engage families of hospitalized children.” The project aims to extend and broaden the evaluation and reach of the intervention, BedsideNotes. The goal is to pilot test the intervention with families of children admitted to different inpatient services with higher acuity and more complex care, including intensive care and subspecialty services. Peter Hoonakker, PhD, distinguished senior scientist, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement is also a co-investigator on the project.