Leslie Woltenberg, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences PA Studies
Leslie Woltenberg, PhD serves as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Program Evaluation for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies within the College of Health SCiences at the University of Kentucky. She completed her PhD in Educational Policy and Evaluation and has worked in various capacities in higher education for over decade. Prior to joining the faculty, she provided strategic leadership for assessment in the University’s Interprofessional Center and continues involvement in numerous interprofessional research endeavors.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) define a transition of care as the ‘movement of a patient from one setting of care to another... settings of care may include hospitals, ambulatory primary care practices, ambulatory specialty care practices, long-term care facilities, home health, and rehabilitation facilities’. Although more recent science has demonstrated improvement in elements of care transition, data continues to demonstrate that care transitions are oftentimes cumbersome, non-standardized, and are rife with critical communication deficits leading to…