We are currently seeking candidates for a Senior Research Scientist position.
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The VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy & Research advances the national knowledge base underpinning home- and community-based services by conducting scientifically rigorous research and supporting informed decision making by providers, policymakers, and consumers.
Advancing the Evidence-Base for Infection Control and Prevention in the Home Health Care Setting
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) established the Center for Home Care Policy & Research in 1993. The Center’s mission has been to conduct research that advances knowledge promoting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the home and community. From the beginning, our goal has been to provide useful and timely information to key decision makers – within the VNSNY and outside – on issues significant to the delivery and financing of home- and community-based health care.
A Vision for the Future
VNSNY and the Center were ahead of the curve in the home health industry in transforming data into information to inform action. In 2000, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring all CMS certified home health care agencies to start collecting data through the standardized Outcome Assessment and Information Set (OASIS). VNSNY set up processes to not only meet the requirement of collecting information and transmitting data to CMS, we allocated resources to build a data infrastructure to support practice and research…Learn More
To conduct objective research that advances knowledge promoting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the home and community, and supports informed decision making by policy makers, managers, practitioners, and consumers of home- and community-based services.
Our work at the Center for Home Care Policy & Research culminates in:
Our current research projects fall into three focus areas:
Led by our Vice President & Director of Research, Kathy Bowles, RN, PhD, FACMI, FAAN, vanAmeringen Chair in Nursing Excellence & Professor of Nursing at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Margaret McDonald, MSW, Associate Director, our staff includes preeminent scientists and researchers from or in collaboration with world-class research institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Nursing and Engineering, Columbia University Schools of Nursing and Public Health, Weill-Cornell Medical School, New York University, and the Harvard Medical School.
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The Center for Home Care Policy & Research was established by VNSNY in 1993 under the direction of Penny Feldman, PhD.