MOVIN's mission is to improve patient functional status and reduce healthcare utilization by removing barriers and facilitating culture change to support nurse-initiated patient ambulation in hospital settings.
MOVIN was developed by Barb King, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN and Linsey Steege, PhD, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing.
Dr. Steege’s overall research goal is to improve health, safety, and performance of health professionals, and, by doing so, to benefit society by improving healthcare quality. In pursuit of this goal, Dr. Steege leads an interdisciplinary research team studying human factors and ergonomics in healthcare systems; measuring and modeling stress, fatigue, workflow, and performance of health professionals; and improving technology design and integration into healthcare systems. She also has over 10 years of experience collaborating with healthcare professionals and interdisciplinary researchers on the design and implementation of systems-based interventions to improve health professionals’ communication, teamwork, and decision-making processes in order to improve patient outcomes and quality across healthcare settings.
Dr. King’s research is dedicated to creating sustainable and scalable practice change to promote patient safety for hospitalized older adults. Her efforts include identifying systemic barriers that prevent nurses from delivering the best care to older patients and developing realistic solutions that enable healthcare systems to remove or overcome those barriers. Her experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner has provided her with a unique and valuable perspective as a researcher, teacher, and mentor. Her work to optimize nursing care of hospitalized older adults was recognized with a 2017 John A. Hartford Foundation Award.
MOVIN is supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant 1UL1TR002373, through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin – Madison and The Wisconsin Partnership Program.