Guided by its goals and objectives, the Clinical Informatics Center of Excellence will contribute to the development and application of technology and procedures which:
Improve the productivity and quality of life for individuals with neurologic and orthopedic disorders and their families by significantly reducing the degree of disability associated with these disorders;
Develop and enhance the professional diagnostic, treatment and research expertise of students and professionals from the University of Nebraska and beyond, helping prepare them for leadership roles in primary regional and national venues;
Contribute to the body of knowledge in rehabilitation medicine and other disability-related sciences. Through publications, training programs and other forms of communication and teaching extend the benefits of improved rehabilitation practices and technology to disabled individuals everywhere.
Our current research includes the following:
Decision Science in Rehabilitation
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health (Principal Investigator: Will Spaulding, Ph.D.)
This multi-year, multi-site, public and private sector collaborative investigation focuses on development and refinement of techniques for building and using large databases to discover underlying relationships that may be translated into improved rehabilitation service provision and evaluation. A major comparison is between databases of a psychiatric hospital and a physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, together consisting of approximately 5,000 inpatients.
Recovery of Function Across Rehabilitation Settings: An Equating and Effectiveness Study
Funding Agency: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson, Ph.D.)
Madonna is a participating site in a multi-year research project being conducted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, focused on examination and comparison of post-acute care outcomes for patients receiving rehabilitation services in acute rehabilitation hospitals, subacute settings and home health care.
Role: Site PI
An Investigation of Cardiac and Pulmonary Patient Outcomes in Inpatient Rehabilitation versus Skilled Nursing Facilities
Funding Agency: American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (Principal Investigator: Judah Skolnick, M.D.)
Madonna is a participating site in a multi-year research project coordinated by the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, focused on examination and comparison of post-acute care outcomes for patients receiving rehabilitation services in acute rehabilitation hospitals and subacute settings.
Role: Site PI