Technical Assistance - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Technical Assistance

Overview

Why is this activity needed?

Outcome measurement consultation provides a mechanism to serve organizations of consumers, service providers, payers, policy makers and researchers who have outcome measurement needs. RRTC staff will consult with organizations to delineate problems in monitoring rehabilitation quality and outcomes, identify measures to address their needs, and develop action plans to improve the outcomes monitoring system.

How will this study help patients and rehabilitation stakeholders?

RRTC staff will help organizations define their issues in monitoring program quality and outcome. They can lend their expertise to organizations seeking advice on selection of measures that are appropriate for measuring rehabilitation outcomes. RRTC staff will lend their expertise in suggesting ways organizations can help their members implement quality improvement plans.

What are the project objectives?

The objectives of this activity are:

  • To help organizations delineate problems in monitoring rehabilitation quality and outcomes 
  • To identify measures to address other researcher's needs
  • To develop action plans to improve the outcomes monitoring system

How will the project objectives be achieved?

Technical assistance will be provided throughout the 5 years of this RRTC. Staff will lend their expertise to organizations seeking advice on the selection of measures that are appropriate for measuring rehabilitation outcomes, statistical analysis of outcomes data, and presentation of quality improvement data to rehabilitation stakeholders.

What agency funded the project?

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

NIDDR Grant Number: H133B090024

What is the duration of the project?

October 01, 2009 – September 30, 2014

Project Staff

Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Allen Heinemann, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Anne Deutsch, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Trudy Mallinson, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Richard Gershon, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Susan Magasi, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Jin-Shei Lai, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Elizabeth Hahn, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Sophia Garcia, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Joy Hammel, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago

David Tulsky, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation Research Center

Noelle Carlozzi, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation Research Center

Amanda Boticello, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation Research Center

Carolyn Baum, Ph.D., Washington University

David Gray, Ph.D., Washington University

Holly Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Washington University

Mark Harniss, Ph.D., University of Washington

Project Manager:

Jillian Bateman, OTD, OTR/L, CCRC

312-238-1624

Related Project Research Web Sites

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)

Contact Information

For researchers and students
Linda Ehrlich-Jones
312-238-0743

For members of the media
312-238-6044