In its second decade, MAPS has expanded its focus to patient safety across all care settings with a particular focus on transitions of care.
Stop Dropping the Ball: Improving Diagnosis Across Transitions of Care in Rural Communities: This innovative project is centered on improving diagnostic test management upon discharge from the emergency department in a rural community. By co-designing a new process with community members and patients, the possibility of test result follow-up communication failures will be minimized. Funded by MMIC/Constellation and Stratis Health.
Establishing Engaged Community Advisory Boards in Assisted Living: Built on best practices for engagement, with relevance to the assisted living setting, community advisory boards were established at three pilot assisted living sites in 2020. A description of this work, including a Community Advisory Board Toolkit, can be accessed here:
MAPS Assisted Living Community Advisory Board Report_02.2021.pdf
Community advisory boards create opportunities for joint decision-making and help ensure that decisions better reflect the resident/tenant and family perspective and needs. This work was funded by Care Providers of Minnesota and Stratis Health.