NETEC Podcast: Transmission Interrupted – Presented in Cooperation with the CDC and Funded by ASPR

NETEC Podcast: Transmission Interrupted – Presented in Cooperation with the CDC and Funded by ASPR

On this episode of Transmission Interrupted, NETEC continues its series on Long-Term Care in the age of COVID by welcoming Dr. Anna Fisher, Director of Quality & Education for Hillcrest Health Services, to the podcast. Dr. Fisher joins host Lauren Sauer to discuss the Long-Term Care Continuum. Topics include the facilities and services that comprise Long-Term Care, and NETEC’s effort to develop training and education resources to strengthen the Long-Term Care community.

Anna Fisher, DHA, QCP, CMDCP, CDP

Dr. Anna Fisher, DHA, QCP, CMDCP, CDP, serves as the Hillcrest Health Services health, quality, and nursing services education expert for business lines that include assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, palliative, hospice, and skilled nursing care. Dr. Fisher is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University, a board member of the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation, Hillcrest Health Services Foundation, and co-producer of the NET Television program series, Now What?, about elder care and dementia. She continues to serve as a Clinical Practice Committee member, Emergency Preparedness Committee member, and Quality Award Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center of Assisted Living (NCAL). Dr. Fisher is also Chair of the Omaha-Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition (OMHCC) Non-Hospital Healthcare Workgroup, a member of the Pioneer Network Artifacts 2.0 Advisory Group, the Nebraska Culture Change Coalition, and the Developmental Disabilities Aging Coalition.

Lauren Sauer, MSc

Lauren is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Core Faculty of the UNMC Global Center for Health Security. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the director of the Special Pathogens Research Network.

She previously served as Director of Operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness where she ran the inpatient COVID19 biobank and served on the COVID19 research steering committee for JHU. Lauren’s research focuses on human subjects’ research in bio-emergencies and disasters. Her work is focused on the ethical implementation of human subjects’ research and navigating the regulatory environment in disasters. Her research has focused on providing healthcare systems tools that facilitate implementation of policy requirements and clinical trials in emergencies.


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Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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