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Martina Roes

(Germany) Harkness/B. Braun Stiftung Fellow Site Speaker German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Harkness Project Title: Outcome Measures of effective and efficient Transitional Care in Long Term Support and Services

Placement: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Mentor: Mary Naylor, Ph.D., FAAN, RN, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Director, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Martina Roes, Ph.D., a 2010-11 Harkness/B. Braun Stiftung Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is professor of nursing science at the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, where she is also head of the Institute for Quality and Case Management (IQC). Her research centers on nursing (elderly and dementia care), quality issues, and case and care management. Roes is member of the Federal Joint Committee Working Groups for (a) new responsibilities for nurses, and (b) identifying indicators relevant for a cross-quality-assurance topics. She also works  as an expert consultant on the Fundamentals on Quality Assurance and Improvement and for the Scientific Community for the Development of Quality Indicators for Nursing Homes. Roes is board member of the Steering Committee of the German Nursing Network for Quality Assurance; the German Association for Nursing Education; serves on the board of trustees of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG); and represents the German Nursing Association on different quality matters. Past positions include vice rector for education and dean of study affairs in the department of social sciences at the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, professor at the University of Applied Sciences of the German Red Cross, and research associate at the Institute of Applied Nursing Science, University of Bremen. She is author of 11 peer-reviewed publications. Roes holds a Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Bremen, and a master's degree in sociology, philosophy, and psychology, from Free University of Berlin.

Project: Roes’ project fit within a large study being conducted by the Long-Term Quality Alliance on transitions in long-term care.  She developed a quality indicator analytical framework for transitional care for vulnerable and chronically ill elderly.  Particular measurement focus areas included improvement of care transitions, the reduction of avoidable hospitalizations, health-related quality of life, patient experiences and preferences, and cost of care.  Roes undertook a literature review on transitional care models and an expert survey to identify currently used outcome indicators.

Career Activity Since Fellowship
  •  Site Speaker and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), 2013

Current Position: (updated 1/2013)

  • Site Speaker and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Email: [email protected]

Selected Publications:

Young HM, Kurtzman E, Roes M, Toles M, Ammerman A, Pace D. Measurement Opportunities and Gaps: Transitional Care Process and Outcomes among Adult Recipients of Long-Term Services and Supports. Quality Measurement Workgroup Report, Long-Term Quality Alliance, December 2011.