February's cyber-seminar was an exploration of the PARTNER Tool, (Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships). Dr. Danielle Varda introduced us to the tool and it's purpose and use and then Dr. Lea Ayers LaFave and Julia Ruschmann shared with use how their organizations are implementing the tool and the impact it has had on their work and collaborations. The presentation shows the depth and variety of applications in which PARTNER could be used.
Now it is your turn to share your experience and knowledge...ask a question of the speakers or your fellow R2R members, share your stories of how you are addressing and implementing patient-centered care. What lessons have you learned or tools have you used that others might benefit from? What has been your experience in using the PARTNER tool or in trying to develop and measure your partnerships.
Join us in the discussion!
If you missed the live seminar, the archive will be in approximately one week. Watch and then come share your thoughts.
For more information about PARTNER and the resources discussed in this seminar, you can view the PARTNER tool and access the training resources at: http://www.partnertool.net/ and read more about the case studies from Florida and New Hampshire.
Additionally, here are links to two articles with additional information:
- Varda, Danielle M., Anita Chandra, Stefanie Stern, and Nicole Lurie (2008). “Core Dimensions of Connectivity in Public Health Collaboratives” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14(5): E1-E7 (PDF).
- Varda, Danielle M. (2011). “Data-Driven Management Strategies in Public Health Collaboratives”, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 17(2), 122-132