Improving Healthcare Quality Through Best Practices

Dr. Boutwell is co-principal investigator on a 2011 AHRQ Action II Task Order to adapt and apply the current best practices in care transitions to the Medicaid and safety-net population, collaborating with safety-net hospitals and Medicaid directors to advise on the adaptations to practices at the front lines and inform policy changes at the state level to drive down Medicaid readmissions, and thus improve quality while reducing avoidable expenditures.