Ringvorlesungen - Research in Primary and Community Care

Research with Epic – Two experiences, one system
Data management and analysis is preeminent in today's research. Large clinical information systems are critical for collection of standardized datasets as prerequisite for health services research. Epic is one of these systems that was introduced in several of Boston's teaching hospitals in 2014 as well as at the Luzerner Kantonsspital in 2019. In this lecture we provide a short introduction to the Epic implementation in Lucerne followed by the main part of the lecture on its implementation at Boston's Brigham and Women's hospital in conjunction with the research platform RPDR (Research Patient Data Registry), it's current use and future in research projects.

David W. Bates, MD, MSc
Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems at Mass General Brigham and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health
Mass General Brigham, Inc.

Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2021
16.15 Uhr
Universität Luzern, HS 5


Improving primary health care through Advanced Practice Nurses
Due to demographic changes and the growing number of people with chronic and multiple illnesses, new roles such as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) are gaining importance in Switzerland. The care of multimorbid individuals requires integrated care pathways to reduce under- and overuse and to achieve a better quality of life and more efficient use of healthcare services.
APNs usually have a great deal of professional nursing experience. Their master's-level education qualifies them to provide more in-depth care, and they have advanced medical knowledge and skills. Internationally, the use of APNs in primary care has proven successful and they contribute to good low-threshold primary care in many countries. The use of APNs can prevent unplanned or emergency medical consultations and/or hospitalizations and improve coordination across the entire care chain.

Maya Zumstein-Shaha, Prof. Dr., RN, FAAN
Professor and co-director of the Master of Science in Nursing program
Departement Gesundheit, Berner Fachhochschule

Dienstag, 9. November 2021
16.15 Uhr
Universität Luzern, HS 7


FIRE: A short history of the technical development
The project "Family medicine ICPC Research using Electronic medical records" (FIRE) was started by dedicated and innovative family physicians in 2009. The acronym summarizes the objective of the project: To build a database for research in family medicine based on routine medical data from electronic medical records, with diagnoses classified according to the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC). After more than 10 years, the portfolio has grown from a small project with 15 independent family physicians to more than 700 physicians. This presentation covers the technical basics of the FIRE project, the technical and human resources as well as the problems that such a project entails.

Jakob Martin Burgstaller, PD, PhD

Fabio Valeri, Dipl. natw. ETH
Database Manager FIRE
Institut für Hausarztmedizin, Universität und Universitätsspital Zürich

Dienstag, 23. November 2021
16.15 Uhr
Universität Luzern, HS 7