Mary Dolansky

Mary Dolansky

Principal Investigator, JAHF Grant- Age-Friendly Health Systems
Case Western Reserve University

Making a Serious Game to Teach and Measure Age-Friendly Care

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Dr. Mary Dolansky is the Sarah Cole Hirsh Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Associate Professor School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Senior Faculty in the Veterans Administration Quality Scholars (VAQS) program at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, and Nurse Advisor for the national VAQS program. Dr. Dolansky is Director of the QSEN Institute (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) an international community of healthcare providers with the goal to enhance quality and safety competencies in both academia and practice. Her research focus is on quality of care of older adults including the relationships among cognitive function, self-management, and health service use and the implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Age-Friendly Health Systems into the 1,100 MinuteClinics across the country. The majority of her interprofessional work is with quality improvement education and includes co-authoring the book “Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement,” the SQUIRE.edu guidelines for publishing quality improvement in education, and the massive open online course (MOOC) “Take the Lead on Healthcare Quality” that has reached over 15,000 interprofessional professionals across the world.