June 16, 2011

Eric Coleman, M.D., MPH, to give Transitional Care Lecture Friday, June 17

Eric Coleman, M.D., MPH, professor of Medicine with the Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research and Geriatric Medicine with the University of Colorado, Denver, will present "What Will it Take to Ensure High Quality Transitional Care?" from 7-8:30 a.m., Friday, June 17, in 202 Light Hall.

Coleman is director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of patient "hand-offs." He is also the executive director of the Practice Change Fellows Program, designed to build leadership capacity among health care professionals who are responsible for geriatric programs and service lines. As a board-certified geriatrician, Coleman maintains direct patient care responsibility for older adults in ambulatory, acute and subacute care settings.

Coleman's research focuses on enhancing the role of patients and caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions across acute and post-acute settings, measuring quality of care transitions from the perspective of patients and caregivers, implementing system-level quality improvement interventions and using health information technology to promote safe and effective care transitions.