Hillman Scholar, Dr. Emily Boltey, successfully defended her dissertation at University of Michigan School of Nursing on August 2, 2019. The dissertation tested the feasibility of using time-motion methodology, a validated measurement and evaluation process from industrial and operations engineering, to quantify interprofessional collaboration processes. The result, “Measuring the Process of Interprofessional Collaboration in the Care of Critically Ill Adults,” applied this technology to critical care at the bedside. This work was supported by Hillman, University of Michigan’s Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Boltey’s work in was in turn a true collaboration from various institutions in nursing innovation.
Dr. Boltey had formerly worked in yet another interdisciplinary field on a team of investigators from medicine, nursing, and public health on an NCI-funded project examining the quality of care delivery for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. She is also a recipient of the 2018 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference Abstract Award and a member of the ATS Nursing Assembly.