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Controlling Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (Project C.A.R.E.)

Presented by: Improvement Science Research Network

co-sponsored by: RHP 6 Readmission Collaborative  


This research methods web seminar is made available to ISRN associates through collaboration with the

San Antonio Region Readmissions Learning Collaborative


The first in the Wrestling Readmissions series will be held on June 10, 2015, as Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP offers insights into key interventions known to reduce readmission rates and shares early lessons from readmission programs.

Dr. Sharma’s presentation will focus on these key points:

  1. Familiarization with key interventions that have shown to reduce readmission rates.
  2. Understanding elements of project BOOST and its implementation using Health IT.
  3. Examining early lessons learned on readmission project under DSRIP 1115 Waiver in Region 2 of the state of Texas.

Featured Presenters:

Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP
Sealy and Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine, Professor and Director of Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine,  Program Director for Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program, and Associate Chief Medical Officer for UTMB Health System

Dr. Sharma is a senior fellow in Sealy Center on Aging. His research interest includes health services research using large national databases and preparation of Health System. His current work is funded by UT system Health IT and system engineering grant. He is Co-investigation on R24 Patient centered Outcomes Research in elderly and recently funded NIA-PCORI grant on falls prevention in older adults.


Carol A. Huber, MBA
Director, Regional Healthcare Partnership



Carol Huber is the Director of Regional Healthcare Partnership with University Health System in San Antonio, Texas. Under the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver, she leads the anchor responsibilities for the 20 counties in Region 6 working to improve health and transform care. Carol has worked for the University Health System since 1999, implementing health promotion programs, providing process improvement consulting, and directing data analysis and strategic planning initiatives for the system-owned managed care plan. Carol earned a bachelor of science in community health from Texas A&M University and completed a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She will begin work on a doctorate in public health through UT Health – Houston this fall.


Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN, ANEF
Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Director, Improvement Science Research Network



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