Carol Sylvester

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Heart failure (HF) patients have high 30-day readmission rates with high costs and poor quality of life. This study investigated the impact of a framework blending Lean Sigma, design thinking, and Lean Startup on 30-day all-cause readmissions among HF patients. This was a prospective study in an academic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Thirty-day all-cause(More)
To address the challenging health care needs of the population served by an urban academic medical center, we developed the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP), a novel care coordination program that provides services in homes, community clinics, acute care hospitals, emergency departments, and skilled nursing facilities. This case study(More)
Coordination and collaboration between organizations interested in promoting the health of the populations they serve can potentially help to ensure that key services are provided as well as augment the efforts beyond that which could be accomplished by each organization alone. Understanding the perspectives of each organization can facilitate development(More)
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