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BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series - Past Lectures

Spring 2019

"The Expressive Instinct: Evidence for the Connections Between Arts and Health "

Speaker:Girija Kaimal, EdD has been full-time faculty in the creative arts therapies doctoral program since 2013.
April 30,2019.

This session will present the role of creative and authentic self‐expression in our lives and how it impacts physiological and psychological functioning.

Spring 2018

"Leading a “Good Life” with Dementia: What is the Evidence for Supporting Individuals and Families?"

Speaker: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, is a distinguished University professor, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions and an applied research sociologist.
April 24, 2018

New CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhDThis lecture provided an overview of dementia as a public health priority and review the evidence for ways to support individuals living with the condition and their family members. Specific proven care programs were reviewed and implications for preparing a workforce and their widespread dissemination discussed.

 

 

"Next Generation Rehabilitation: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs, Happier Clients"

Speaker: Glenn Williams, PT, PhD, ATC, Department Chair
March 22, 2018

Using his work on knee rehabilitation as a model, Williams will discuss how advances in science/technology and innovative thinking offer the promise of better rehabilitation outcomes while lowering costs and delivering care in a more client-friendly manner.



Spring 2017

"Electronic Health Record Use in Home Care: Help or Hindrance?"

Speaker: Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, MBA, MS
Associate Professor of Nursing in the Doctoral Nursing Department and Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.
February 22, 2017

The demand for home care is growing due to an aging population living longer with multiple chronic diseases and preferring to remain in their homes instead of using facility-based care. Home care engages multiple care providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers) to work together as a team in the patient’s home in care planning and provision. Admission to homecare represents a transition from one level of care to another (most often from acute care to community-based homecare) for over 11 million older adults per year. Electronic health records (EHR) play an important role in supporting the timely and efficient collection, transmission, and synthesis of information during home care patient care. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has twice funded our team to investigate whether EHRs help or hinder home care clinicians practice at the point of care. In our completed R21 study, we investigated barriers and facilitators to EHR use as intended. Our findings indicated that EHR had a positive impact on interdisciplinary communication; timeliness and completeness of documentation; and on some patient outcomes. However, clinician efficiency was negatively impacted and electronic exchange of information along transition in care was lacking. In our current R01 study, we are investigating EHR impact on skilled nursing admission decisions related to the plan of care. Findings from our research are: (1) of interest to clinicians who use EHRs in hospital as well as ambulatory settings; and (2) relevant to efforts to improve transitions in care and decrease unplanned hospital readmissions.

Fall 2016

Malnutrition in Older Adults Across the Care Continuum: Research, Practice, and Policy

Speaker: Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN
Associate Professor of Nursing in the Doctoral Nursing Department and Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.
October 25, 2016
Drexel University Center City Campus

The Aging of America continues to impact health care delivery in the United States. Nutrition plays a vital role in successful aging and is an important component of the comprehensive geriatric assessment. However, malnutrition is a serious problem in older adults and can negatively impact recovery and health outcomes. This session will highlight the research on malnutrition and recovery in older adults during the transition between hospital and home. Clinical practice initiatives and policy implications will also be presented.

Spring 2016

Affordable Care Act: Blessing or a Curse

Speaker: Jerome A. Dugan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Economics, Co-Principal Investigator, Health Economics Analytics Laboratory (HEAL), Department of Health Systems & Sciences Research, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
May 5, 2016
Drexel University Center City Campus

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of changes to the health insurance and provider market to promote universal coverage and increased access to healthcare services. However, consumer responses to the ACA has created a number of unique challenges for medical providers and health professionals, calling into question the extent to which the ACA has benefited the healthcare system. This session will provide a review the history of healthcare reform in the U.S. before the passage of the ACA and discuss the state of medical utilization and delivery after the passage of the ACA.

Fall 2015

Topic: Youth Suicide: Prevention, Treatment and the Family

Speaker: Guy Diamond, PhD
Associate professor, and director of the Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
October 20, 2015
Drexel University Center City Campus

At the October 20, 2015 BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series, Guy S. Diamond, PhD, associates professor and director of the Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program, delivered a presentation entitled, “Youth Suicide: Prevention, Treatment and the Family.” 2015 BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series, Guy S. Diamond This lecture, which covered a health care topic of grave importance and increased frequency, was presented by Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and professor of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and J. Mark and Ann Baiada, founder and president, and director, respectively, of BAYADA Home Health Care. Following Diamond’s talk, he was available to sign copies of his book, Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents, at a dessert and coffee reception.
 
This marked the second lecture in the series since its inaugural lecture in May 2015. Not only does this offering allow us to highlight a variety of topics, trends and leaders in health care three times per year, but it also serves as a platform for presentation of the annualBAYADA Awards for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice. Proposals from all health care professionals are now considered for two $10,000 prizes each year. Learn more about their winning proposals here. The Baiadas received honorary degrees from Drexel University in 2014.

Spring 2015

Topic: Obesity and Diabetes Prevention: What Does the Research Say

Speaker: Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM
Chair and professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
May 7, 2015
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

This inaugural lecture took place on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.In-person and online audiences participated in a lecture “Obesity and Diabetes Prevention: What Does the Research Say”, presented by Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM. 

This marked the first lecture in the series since its inaugural lecture in May 2015. Not only does this offering allow us to highlight a variety of topics, trends and leaders in health care three times per year, but it also serves as a platform for presentation of the annual BAYADA Awards for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice. Proposals from all health care professionals are now considered for two $10,000 prizes each year. Learn more about their winning proposals here. The Baiadas received honorary degrees from Drexel University in 2014.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Stella Volpe