Pivot Hub

We’re launching a new research center to Prevent harms through discovery and innovation, called the Pivot Hub! The overarching mission of the Pivot Hub is to revolutionize how we think about preventing healthcare-associated harm through training, collaboration with healthcare systems, and research.

The Pivot Hub will expand the pool of investigative teams who are equipped to develop novel, externally funded programs of research in preventing harm and provide the infrastructure for healthcare system collaborations. The theme for this Hub is “building partnerships among clinicians, healthcare systems, and researchers to illuminate practices that are safe and eradicate those that are not.”

Announcements
We are very excited to announce our guest speaker for May, Dr. Angelique Taylor who will be talking about “Perception and Decision-Making Systems for Human-Robot Teaming in Safety-Critical Environments.”   In this talk, Dr. Taylor will present recent work on developing perception and decision-making systems that enable robots to team with groups of people. Her core focus is on problems that robots encounter in human-robot teaming, including perceptions of human groups and social navigation, particularly in safety-critical environments. First, she will discuss how she developed computer vision methods that enable robots to detect and track their teammates in real-world environments. Building on this, she designed a social navigation system that enables robots to delivery materials to healthcare workers using acuity-aware image features to incorporate the severity of patients’ health while navigating in the emergency department. This work will help robots avoid interrupting in care delivery. Her work will enable robots to work in safety-critical, human-centered environments, and ultimately help improve patient outcomes and alleviate clinician workload.    Dr. Taylor’s bio and more information on her research can be found at angeliquemtaylor.com.  Please join us on May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT May’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14 from 4-5 pm EST. All meetings will be held virtually this year. Call in information will be sent with the agenda to all members. If you are interested in attending remotely, email umsn-pivot@umich.edu for call in details. [...] Read more...
Our first meeting of the academic year will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 4 p.m. We will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 4 – 5 p.m. on Zoom. Call-in information will be sent with the agenda to all members. If you are interested in joining the Pivot Hub, please contact Milisa Manojlovich at mmanojlo@umich.edu. [...] Read more...
Our first meeting of the academic year is on Tuesday, October 11th, from 4-5 pm EST . All remaining meetings will be held virtually this year on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 PM. Call in information will be sent with the agenda to all members. If you are interested in attending remotely, email umsn-pivot@umich.edu for call in details. [...] Read more...
Our first meeting of the academic year is on Tuesday, September 14th, from 4-5 pm EST. All meetings will be held virtually this year on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 PM. Call in information will be sent with the agenda to all members. If you are interested in attending remotely, email umsn-pivot@umich.edu for call in details. [...] Read more...
Drs. Vitaliy Popov and Milisa Manojlovich are embarking on an exciting new project that will explore whether shared understanding between physicians and nurses can be identified using a new tool. We will use Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA) to model communication between physicians and nurses. To read more about this project visit the Programs page. In case you want to duplicate the accounts that are created in the Ledger Live download on your smartphone, you can do it in a few minutes by using the option in the right top corner. You must read a QR code you will see on the screen of your Mac or PC with a mobile.  [...] Read more...
Featured news
A recent publication to the Pivot Hub community is now available through Elsevier. This article, titled “Video Reflexive Ethnography as an Intervention to Enhance Patient Education on Oral Anti-Cancer Agents: A Pilot Study,” has been authored by Milisa Manojlovich, Amna Rizvi-Toner, Ryan DasGupta, Karen Farris, Chris Friese, Diana Kostoff, Emily Mackler, Vanessa Millisor, and Marita G. Titler. Download VRE to improve OAA patient education [...] Read more...
A new article of interest to Pivot Hub members has been published ahead of print in Cancer Nursing. The article was authored by Kaycee Crist, Dr. Megan Lafferty, Dr. Elizabeth Umberfield, and Dr. Milisa Manojlovich and is titled, “Which Factors Promote Shared Understanding Between Physicians and Nursing in Inpatient Oncology Care Settings?: A Qualitative Exploration.” Read the article at Cancer Nursing’s website. [...] Read more...

Current Upcoming Events and Activities

We hold monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month during the academic year to discuss challenges and successes in using video reflexive ethnography, and share the most recent literature on the topic. As a resource for Pivot Hub members, we will hold mock study sections (upon request) or review grants focused on patient safety that emphasize innovative qualitative methods such as video reflexive ethnography.

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