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Posted on 4/8/2013

HSC 2020 Strategic Plan Priority: Raise the health status of West Virginians

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Office of Health Services Research (OHSR) is one of two groups in the country to earn an award from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU).

OHSR Assistant Director Adam Baus, M.P.H., M.A., accepted the community agency award at the ACU’s Health Information Technology for the Underserved Conference March 8-9 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

A division of the WVU School of Public Health, OHSR is a funded partner with the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health and supports quality of care improvement, especially in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and asthma. OHSR assists primary care centers statewide in accurately tracking patient outcomes, benchmarking care against national standards and modifying clinical policies and procedures for better outcomes.

“The reviewers were impressed by the way the OHSR and the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health partner with primary care providers,” Baus said. “They also praised our innovative and data-driven quality improvement efforts in high-need, priority patient populations.”

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