Health Services Research Day at Emory

    Quality Day 2017

    The Georgia CTSA and Emory Department of Medicine are pleased to present the 5th annual Health Services Research Day

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Emory University School of Medicine
    100 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
    Auditorium 110

    Join us for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities across the state of Georgia. This year’s theme “Improving Outcomes and Value of Healthcare” will focus on interactive discussions, the generation of novel approaches to quality, and value-based research and stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration across the Georgia CTSA.

    Keynote Speaker:
    Rachel Werner, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania

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    Past Event Information

    2017 Event: "Emerging Concepts in Health Services Research"

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    Congratulations to our award winners!

    Top Scoring Abstract Awards:
    Katherine Baxter, Wesley T. O'Neal, and Lindsay Allen

    1st Place Poster Award:
    Wen Liu

    2nd Place Poster Award:
    Taylor Melanson

    3rd Place Poster Award:
    Raymond J. Lynch, MD, MS

    Click the names of talks below to download slides.

    8:30 Opening remarks by Dr. Rachel E. Patzer
    8:35 Session I: Implementation Science: What Is It and Ongoing Projects
    Rachel E. Patzer, PhD, MPH
    8:35 - "Overview of Implementation Science" (Cam Escoffery PhD, MPH, CHES)
    9:00 - "Uptake of Evidence-based colorectal cancer interventions in primary care clinics" (Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH) 
    9:15 - "Quality and implementation science at the VA" (Anne M Tomolo, MD, MPH) 
    9:30 - "Adoption of evidence-based clinical practices to care for older patients" (Carolyn Clevenger RN, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP)
    9:45 - "Highlighted abstract submission: "Ramifications of the Children's Surgery Verification" (CSV) program for patients and hospitals" (Katherine J Baxter, MD)
    9:55 - Moderated discussion of other projects at Emory
    10:00 Poster Session and Coffee Break
    10:45  Session II: Patient-Centered / Patient-Reported Outcomes
    Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS
    10:45 - “Engaging patients in health services research” (Deb Bruner RN, PhD, FAAN) 
    11:10 - "ED triage to increase patient satisfaction" (Justin Schrager, MD, MPH) 
    11:25 - "Integrating patient reported outcomes in a thoracic surgery database" (Felix Fernandez, MD) 
    11:40 - "Patient centered care: what factors drive outcomes in the hospital setting?" (Ned Becker, PhD)
    11:55 - Highlighted abstract submission: "Provider Specialty and Anticoagulation Prescription Patterns in Atrial Fibrillation" (Wesley T. O'Neal, MD, MPH)
    12:05 - Moderated discussion of other projects at Emory
    12:15  Lunch, networking tables, poster viewing
    1:00  Keynote talk: Martin Makary, MD
    "Quality and Safety in Healthcare" 
    2:00 Poster session and coffee break
    2:45 Session III: Health Care Finance and Economics
    Jason M. Hockenberry, PhD 
    2:45 - "National patterns of off label prescribing" (W. David Bradford, PhD
    3:10 - "Children's versus non-children's hospitals: Evaluating the pediatric differential" (Ian McCarthy, PhD
    3:25 - “Role of continuity of care and specialist involvement in treating high need patients” (Kenton Johnston, PhD, MPH)
    3:40 - "Hepatitis C treatment prioritization in U.S. Prisons: A health systems perspective" (Turgay Ayer, PhD
    3:55 - "Highlighted abstract submission: "The Impact of Urgent Care Centers on Emergency Department Use" (Lindsay Allen, MA)
    4:05 - "Telehealth in critical care: the eICU" (Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD)
    4:15 Awards presentation
    Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH and Jason Hockenberry, PhD
    4:30 Concluding remarks
    Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH and Jason Hockenberry, PhD event co coordinators

    2016 Event

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    Pairing Emory and external data for health services and health policy research (Jason Hockenberry)

    Peripheral arterial disease: a VA population experience (Shipra Arya, MD) Emory login required to access.

    Highlighted abstract submission: "Home health pilot decreases readmissions in high-risk ileostomy patients (Virginia Shaffer) Emory login required to access.

    Toward better, not more, end-of-life care (Mi-Kyung Song) 

    Exploring the impact of sex discrepancies in HIV treatment and cure (Cecile Delille Lahiri) 

    A patient-centered population health approach to older adults with CKD (Barrett Bowling)

    The AEIOU chest pain study: Assessing Emergency Ischemia in the Observation Unit - ethnicity and gender opportunities (Michael Ross)

    Highlighted abstract submission: "Reducing 'inappropriate' percutaneous coronary intervention procedures in a multi-hospital, academic health care system (Joe Xie)

    Choosing wisely: Translating evidence into practice change (David Howard, PhD

    The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and models for containing costs (Adam Wilk)

    Highlighted abstract submission: "Decreasing length of stay and cost in colorectal surgery using an enhanced recovery program (Liza Roger)

    2015 Event

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    2015 Presentations:

    Inequality in Quality: Closing the Disparity Gap (Rachel Patzer)

    From Quality to Outcomes: Achieving Optimal & Equitable Health Outcomes for All (George Rust)

    Informatics - Data Rich or Data Overload? (Sheri Chernetsky Tejedor)

    Bridging the Gap: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Fall Prevention (Corrine Abraham)

    Preventing Unneccessary Re-admissions: Measuring Care Coordination Across the Continuum (Nicole Franks)

    Overuse of Imaging: Identifying Waste and Inefficiency (Kimberly Applegate)

    Reducing Costs in the Emergency Department (Douglas Lowery-North)

    2014 Event

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    Please contact to request a copy of a 2014 slide presentation.

    Sponsors & Planning Committee

    The 2017 event was coordinated by the Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine. Planning committee members include Drs. Nathan Spell, Daniel Hunt, David J. MurphyKathy GriendlingRachel Patzer, Jason Hockenberry, and Mehul Raval, with administrative support from Rebekah Hills and Hannah Joy. 

    We would like to thank the Woodruff Fund, Inc. Board of Directors (under the Health Services Research Initiative, within the Woodruff Health Sciences Center) for its generosity in sponsoring this event for the past two years.