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An opportunity for you to take a deep dive into UTP, and to participate…

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This is a bit technical, so for this you’ll need to fasten your seatbelts; but it is a chance to get your hands dirty, and to dig through our data, and to have your say. As we have said, one of the cornerstones of the UTP project is our iterative methodology, by which we talk to LTSS providers (as well as patients and caregivers) to learn what are the important activities on which we should focus, and what are the patient/client data behind these activities that must be transmitted from one provider to another to maximize quality and efficiency of care.

After a first round of interviews we have arranged what we have heard in a series of tabs in a master UTP work-in-progress spreadsheet. We invite you to examine these sheets, and give us feedback. To comment, right click on any cell, be it activity, data element, or whatever.  We will update the spreadsheets based on your comments. Hopefully this will evolve the proposed UTP data elements to increasingly represent what providers actually need.

On the spreadsheet:

We welcome your feedback. Are these activities clear? Are they important to you or your organization? Are there others that are missing? Please comment to add clarity and fill in gaps. You can comment on an individual cell by right clicking in the cell, and then selecting “Insert comment.” You can also see others’ comments by mousing over any cell, and you can respond to a comment by clicking on it.

Your comments are anonymous. However, if you don’t mind telling us who you are please do: on your first comment, leave your name and organization, and on additional comments, you can just use your initials.

And of course you can leave your more general comments below.


One thought on “An opportunity for you to take a deep dive into UTP, and to participate…

  1. This information would be very helpful in our work as transitional care nurses in the Bennington service area. We find that physicians do not have the time to pore through information but need assistance to have critical information provided to them by the supporting care team. We spend too much time trying to collect all of this data ourselves which is probably true in each silo of care. If there was a central place to log in the data and share, that wouldbe a huge time saver so we could spend more time working directly with the patients and families. (Billie Lynn Allard MS, RN) unable to do conference call today


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