Alana Ridge, BS, MPH
Operations Manager
Dignity Health, Phoenix, AZ
Alana Ridge is the Operations Manager for the Office of Sponsored Programs at Dignity Health Research Institute. She studied at Duke University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a certified public health professional, Alana has more than 15 years of project management experience in corporate, non-profit, and research settings. She brings a portfolio of strong professional skills to the Transforming the Primary Care Workforce team. She boasts an extensive background in launching and managing health promotion projects and has a strong interest in behavior change communication as well as disease prevention programs.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The objectives of this seminar are for participants to Examine matrix analysis approaches to align relationships of quality improvement and research initiatives with regulatory requirements and community assessments that target interprofessional community-embedded curriculum development Identify interprofessional academic-practice team needs, goals and objectives for population health mapping Discuss strategies to perform community needs’ assessments across geospatial dimensions   The design of community-engaged, interprofessional clinical learning environments (CLEs) requires…
Numerous organizations, like NCICLE and ACGME, have advanced our understanding and recognition of optimal interprofessional clinical learning environments (CLEs). To date, however, there are few guides for operationalizing essential elements of CLEs in real-world practices. This seminar uses the insights and lessons from two different interprofessional CLE start-up projects, one associated with multiple academic and clinical partners and one being developed in concert with plans for a new family medicine residency program. The aim of both projects is to design transformative learning…
Since the advent of the HITECH Act (2009), there has been exponential growth of the electronic health record (EHR). While advances in clinical decision support and limited interoperability have been made, limitations in EHR functionality still exist for clinicians. This is particularly evident for healthcare teams. EHR platforms were designed for individual end-users and lack functionality for active teaming in the clinical arena. Better EHR technology infrastructure is needed to optimize team-based care to optimally impact patient outcomes. The purpose of this Lightning Talk is to describe (…
Developing sustainable partnerships between academic and clinical settings is a central goal for achieving the aims of the Nexus. More commonly, academic, and clinical participants work on short-term achievable goals and hope for the best for maintaining and sustaining the momentum required for partnership. This seminar provides practical tools and strategies for creating foundations for sustainable partnerships.   The objectives of this seminar are for participants to: Experiment with tools to develop shared mental models across settings. Outline the key steps in the path to…