2017 Poster & Podium Presentations

POSTER PRESENTATIONS: SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH

Laboratory

  • Multifaceted Intervention to Reduce Inpatient Laboratory Utilization at University of Utah Health
    • Claire Ciarkowski, MD; Peter Yarbrough, MD; Nathan Wanner, MD; Karli Edholm, MD; Devin Horton, MD; Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS; Polina Kukhareva, MPH, MS; University of Utah Health
  • Feedback Tool to Reduce Routine Lab Orders among Trainees
    • Danielle Heidemann, MD; Matthew Cerasale, MD; Henry Ford Health System
  • Reducing The Number of Laboratory Orders in a Tertiary Academic Facility: A Quality Improvement Study
    • Rachna Rawal, MD; Oluwasayo Adeyemo, MD; Joyce Achenjang, MD; Jennifer Merlo Schmidt, MD; St. Louis University
  • High Value Cost-Conscious Care: A Multi-Step Reduction in Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing
    • Nora Maddy, MD; Sara Robinson, MD; Alison Lane, MD; Rebecca Wetzel, DO; Brett Sadowski, MD; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • A Simple Intervention to Reduce Ordering of Unnecessary Morning Labs
    • Harpreet Bhatia, MD; Colin Raelson, MD; Jerard Kneifati-Hayek, MD; Faisal Shaikh, MD; Cathy Jalali, PhD; Laura Gingras, MD; Renuka Gupta, MD; Weill Cornell Medicine
  • A multidisciplinary Hi Value Work Group and introduction of a Hi Value Curriculum into the Greenwich Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program leads to reduced laboratory testing and cost savings
    • Ellika Mardh, MD; Wendy Calzone, M.Sc; Charles Seelig, MD; Michael Bianco, MD; Greenwich Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Overutilization and Underutilization of Laboratory Tests Caused by Errors in Test Selection
    • Mayukh Sarkar, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM; Chad M. Botz, MD; Michael Laposata, MD, PhD; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Reducing the Overuse of Labs in Hospitalized Patients: A High Value Care Endeavor
    • Ana Velazquez, MD, M.Sc; Mariana Mercader, MD; Krystle Hernandez, MD; Rifat Mamun, MD; Daniel Steinberg, MD; Alfred Burger, MD; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Changing Practice for Overnight Fever Work-Ups in Patients on a General Medicine Service
    • Alicia Clark, MD; Aaron Mitchell, MD; Ryan Huey, MD; Matt Atkins, MD; Jessica Seidelman, MD; John Paul Shoup, MD; Monica Tang, MD; Alyson Shogan, MD; Callie Berkowitz, MD; Duke University
  • High Value Care in the Surgical ICU: Effect on Ancillary Resources
    • Ara Ko, MD, MPH; Jason Murry, MD; David Hoang, MD; Megan Harada, BA; Lia Aquino, BA; Charles Coffey, MD; Harry Sax, MD, FACS, FACHE; Rodrigo F. Alban, MD, FACS; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • A Resident-Led Effort to Decrease Laboratory Utilization in a Medical Intensive Care Unit
    • James Grace, MD; Perry Formanek, MD; Elizabeth Schulwolf, MD; Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Duplicate Test Advisory (DTA) for C. difficile Toxin B PCR Reduces Unnecessary Ordering
    • Barry Meisenberg, MD; Elizabeth Hahn, BS; Jane Rhule, RN, CPHQ; Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Optimization of Clostridium Difficile Testing In Hospitalized Patients
    • Sara Brown, MD; Anne Friedland, MD; Danielle Glick, MD; Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, MPH; University of Maryland
  • Hepatitis C Antibody Testing: Saving Costs by Preventing Multiple Unnecessary Tests
    • Ahnika Kline, MD, PhD; Brian Clay, MD; Remus Popa, MD; University of California, San Diego
  • Eliminating Serum Amylase as an Orderable Test in the Hospital
    • Zhouwen Tang, MD; Abdulhadi Akhtar, MD; Ravi Sarode, MD; Deepak Agrawal, MD;University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Large-scale variability in inpatient tacrolimus therapeutic drug monitoring at an academic transplant center
    • Garth Strohbehn, MD, M.Phil; Warren Pan, AB; Matthew Johnson, MS; Christopher Petrilli, MD; Lauren Heidemann, MD; Sophia Larson, MD; Tammy Ellis, MBA; Keith Aaronson, MD; Michael Heung, MD; Michigan Medicine
  • Why order one when you can get two for twice the price?: Evaluating the reliability of point of care arterial blood gas electrolyte measurements for use in standard supplementation protocols
    • Kathryn Levy, MD; Christopher Petrilli, MD; Lauren Heidemann, MD; Robert Chang, MD; Andrew Admond, MD; Lee Schroeder, MD, PhD; Michigan Medicine
  • Restricting the testing of urinary eosinophils in hospitalized patients
    • Miguel Vazquez, MD; Ibrahim Hashim, MD; Kavita Bhavan, MD; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cardiac Diagnostics

  • Decrease in Inpatient Telemetry Utilization through a System-wide Electronic Health Record System Change and a Multifaceted Hospitalist Intervention
    • Austin Rupp, MD; Jason Carr, MD; David Gill, MD; Claire Ciarkowski, MD; Nathan Wanner, MD; Jack Morshedzadeh, MD; Polina Kukhareva, MD, MPH; Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS; Karli Edholm, MD; University of Utah Health
  • Optimizing Telemetry Utilization at Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • Scott Sussman, MD; Jennifer Menillo, RN; Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical and financial impact of eliminating Creatine Kinase–MB testing from the hospital
    • Deepak Agrawal, MD, MPH, MBA; Sandeep Das, MD; Esmaeil Porsa, MD; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Troponin Utilization in the Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Pranav Patel, MD; Karan Desai, MD; Jeffrey Trost, MD; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Structured Reporting Improves Completeness and Consistency of Description of Right Atrial Thrombi
    • Benjamin Barnes, MD; Lasya Gaur, MD; Clifford Takemoto, MD; William Ravekes, MD; Philip Spevak, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Reduction in Radiation Exposure and Examination time with Stress First Scintigraphic Myocardial Perfusion Studies in Patients with Suspicion for Coronary Artery Disease
    • Puskar Pattanayak, MBBS; Ines Valenta, MD; Sarika Pamarthy, MBBS; Thomas Schindler, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Radiology

Imaging

  • Mandatory Use of the Wells Score Increases the Positive Yield of Computed Tomography Angiogram for Pulmonary Embolism
    • Lisa Katherine Harris, MD, MS; Vishisht Mehta, MD; Mary Davey, MD; Nicholas Harris, MD; Lee Morrow, MD; Creighton University Medical Center
  • Perinephric fat stranding on abdominal CT in adult emergency department patients: clinical implications and opportunities for improved patient care.
    • Erin Gomez, MD; Susan Lin, MD; Elliot Fishman, MD; Linda Regan, MD; Amit Pahwa, MD; Pamela Johnson, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Radiology
  • CT Imaging Protocol Change for Radiation Dose Reduction in Oncology Patients
    • Raul Loya, MD; Jeremy Burt, MD; Antonio Gonzalez, MD; Ibrahim Koury, MD; Manuel Hernandez, MD; Christopher Brady, MD; Julie Pepe, PhD; Nicholas Feranec, MD; Florida Hospital
  • Evaluation of Ascending Thoracic Aorta for Aneurysmal Dilation and Ectasia on Noncontrast Chest CT
    • Baiywo Rop, MD; Dzmitry Fursevich, MD; Nicholas Feranec, MD; Antonio Gonzalez, MD; Ibrahim Koury, MD; Manuel Hernandez, MD; Jeremy Burt, MD; Florida Hospital
  • Improving the Reported Frequency of Coronary Artery Calcifications Present on Standard Noncontrast Chest CT
    • Raul Loya, MD; Jeremy Macke, MD; Joel Urena, MD; Jeremy Burt, MD; Antonio Gonzalez, MD; Manuel Hernandez, MD; Julie Pepe, PhD; Nicholas Feranec, MD; Florida Hospital
  • Pilot Study: A Diagnostic Algorithm Centered on Focused CT of the Appendix – A Safer, More Efficient Approach for Evaluation of Suspected Appendicitis

    • Alice Goldman, MD; Christina Skoski, MD; Iman Khodarahmi, MD; Michael Santoni, MD; Pierre Maldjian, MD; Greg Sugalski, MD; Sandra Scott, MD; Steven Keller, MD; Aziz Merchant, MD; Roxanne Nagurka, BA; Rutgers School of Medicine
  • Increased Utilization of Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Imaging and Its Economic Impact for Patients Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer
    • Preston Kerr, MD; Jinhai Huo, MD, PhD, MSPH; Yiyi Chu, MS; Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS; Marc Smaldone, MD, MSHP; Stephen Boorjian, MD; Jacques Baillargeon, PhD; Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD; Padraic O’Malley, MD; Douglas Tyler, MD; Stephen Freedland, MD; Sharon Giordano, MD, MPH; Raghunandan Vikram, MD, MBBS; Ashish Kamat, MD, MBBS; Eduardo Orihuela, MD; Joseph Sonstein, MD; Stephen Williams, MD; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Utilization of “Non-Recommended” Complex Imaging in Early Stage Breast Cancer
    • Barry Meisenberg, MD; Elizabeth Hahn, BS; Jane Rhule, RN, CPHQ; Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Pragmatic Intervention for a Reduction in Portable Chest Radiography (pCXR) in Cardiovascular and Surgical/Trauma ICU and Associated Outcomes
    • Joseph Tonna, MD; Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS; Angela Presson, PhD, MS; Robert Glasgow, MD; Richard Barton, MD; John Hoidal, MD; Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH; University of Utah
  • Eliminating unnecessary dose and cost: Ditch that coned lateral!
    • Donna Magid, MD, M.Ed ; Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Redundancy and Discrepancy in Neurovascular Imaging for Stroke
    • Sahra Emamzadehfard, MD, MPH; William Raynor, Medical Student; Vahid Eslami, MD; David Yousem, MD, MBA; Joel Stein, MD, PhD; University of Pennsylvania
  • Effect of a Structured Reporting Template on the Quality of MR Enterography Reports for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Jeffrey Levine, MD; Richard Tupler, MD; Stephen Johnson, MD; Ochsner Foundation Hospital
  • Clinical Access to Imaging and Reports: The Value of Radiology
    • Matthew Alvin, MD, MBA, MS, MA; Mona Shahriari, MD; Evan Honig; Li Liu, MS; David Yousem, MD, MBA; Johns Hopkins Hospital 
  • High value practice and professional development: Senior resident consultation service for radiology exam selection
    • Elizabeth Snyder, MD; Elie Portnoy MD; Karen Horton, MD; Pamela Johnson, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital 
  • Order Wisely: A new cross-specialty paradigm for imaging appropriateness continuing medical education
    • Matthew Alvin, MD, MBA; Karen Horton, MD; Pamela Johnson, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Improving practice adherence to societal guidelines for incidental findings follow-up and communication to referring clinicians.
    • Farouk Dako, MD, MPH; Clifford Belden, MD, MS; Corey Hanrahan, DO; Temple University

Procedures

  • An acute care surgery model is associated with decreased costs and length of stay after appendectomy
    • Marissa Srour, MD; Daniel Margulies, MD; Nicolas Melo, MD; Eric Ley, MD; Rex Chung, MD; Matthew Bloom, MD; Harry Sax, MD; Rodrigo F. Alban, MD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Reducing Unnecessary Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomies
    • Jane Cowan, MD; Katherine Fischkoff, MD; Tracey Arnell, MD; David Seres, MD; Columbia University Medical Center
  • Improving Safety and Appropriateness of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC): A Resident Education and Quality Improvement Initiative
    • Serena Michelle Ogunwole, MD; Scott DePaul, MD; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Selective Discontinuation of Medication Prior to Myelography: Is it Really Necessary?
    • Lubdha Shah, MD; Booth Aldred, MD; Nicholas Pierson, MD; Yoshimi Anzai, MD; University of Utah Health 
  • Impact of needle type on incidence of postdural puncture headaches requiring an epidural blood patch following fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture
    • Miguel Flores, MD; Haley Letter, MD; Edward Derrick, MD; Michele Edison, MD; Bo Liu, MD; Gary Felsberg, MD; Steven Messina, MD; Florida Hospital
  • Inpatient Admission for Bowel Preparation Prior to Colonoscopy: A Retrospective Case Series
    • Sheeva Parbhu, MD; Josh Marr, MD, MPH; Devin Horton, MD; Nathan Wanner, MD; University of Utah Health
  • Improving Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance Compliance with a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Outpatient Setting
    • Yvette Wang, DO; Shaismy Kudakachira, DO; Christine Martinez, MSN, RN; Marijeta Pekez, MD; Kshitij Thakur, MD; Joanne Connaughton, MD; Crozer Chester Medical Center
  • Value Analysis Of Operative Management Of Distal Radius Fractures At A Major Metropolitan Health System
    • Vani Sabesan, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Value Analysis of Surgical Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears at two hospitals from 2010 to 2014
    • Vani Sabesan, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Cost Analysis for Surgical Management of Ankle Fractures in Large Metropolitan Health System
    • Vani Sabesan, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Treatments

  • Implementing an Evidence-based, Data-driven, Health System-wide Patient Blood Management Program
    • Lauren Scher, MD; Pranjal Gupta, BS; William Yang, BS; Mereze Visagie, BS; Josh Wetzler, BS; Stanley Podlasek, MD; Pat Wachter, MA; K.H. Ken Lee, PhD; Tyler Wintermeyer, MS; Emily Liu, PhD; Renee Demski, MSW, MBA; Paul Ness, MD; Steven Frank, MD; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’
  • Reducing Low-Value Red Blood Cell Transfusions in Hospitalized Oncology Patients
    • Tiffany Wong, MD; Perry Dubin, MD, MPH; Michael Davenport, MD; Geoffrey Bass, MD, MBA; Jennifer Myers, MD; Jason Wagner, MD, MSPH; University of Pennsylvania
  • Reduction Red Blood Cell Utilization via Academic Detailing and BPAs
    • Barry Meisenberg, MD; Elizabeth Hahn, BS; Jane Rhule, RN, CPHQ; Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Standardizing withdrawal prevention using QI Methodology decreases hospital length of stay.
    • Vivian Lee, MD; Joyce Koh, MD; John Rodgers, MD; Robyn Kuroki, MD; Phuong Lieu, PharmD; Jin Kim, PharmD; Nancy Chen, MD; Lara Nelson, MD; Rambod Amirnovin, MD; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Keck SOM  
  • Reducing unnecessary benzodiazepines and sedatives among elderly inpatients
    • Christine Soong, MD, M.Sc; Grace Lee, BScPharm; Chris Fan-Lun, BScPharm; Andrew Remfry, MD; Elisabeth Pek, MD; Clarissa Chung, BScPharm; University of Toronto, Sinai Health System
  • Self-Administered Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy: Better Care at Lower Costs
    • Anisha Ganguly, BS, BA; Kavita Bhavan, MD, MHS; Deepak Agrawal, MD, MPH; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Value Based Management: Inpatient Rituximab Use Reduction Project
    • Michael Grossbard, MD; Frank Cirrone, PharmD, BCOP; Frank Volpicelli, MD; Nicole Adler, MD, FACP, FHM; Rebecca Wallack, BS; Joy Elias, MPA; Robert Press, MD, PhD; NYU Langone Health System
  • Impact of Palliative Care Consultation in the Emergency Department on In-patient Length of Stay
    • Bess Storch, MD; Sarah Szollar, MHSA; Bret Rudy, MD; Joseph Weisstuch, MD; Frank Volpicelli, MD; Nicholas Gavin, MD; NYU Langone Health System
  • Evaluation of current diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) vs surveillance criteria based diagnosis
    • Andrew Kunkel, DO; Fnu Aparna, MD; Fnu Anshul, MD; Jian Liang Tan, MD; Kap Sum Foong, MD; Shaismy Kudakachira, MD; Ashish Rana, MD; Shafinaz Akhter, MD; Crozer Chester Medical Center
  • Setting the Orders in Order: An Evidence Based Post-thyroidectomy Calcium Management
    • Helina Somervell, DNP, CRNP; Ralph Tufano, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Optimal Post-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis after Breast Surgery: a Meta-Analysis
    • Charalampos Siotos, MD; Mohamed Sebai, MBBS; Stella Seal, MLS; Mehran Habibi, MD; Michele Manahan, MD; Gedge Rosson, MD; Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • The Relationship Between Rapid Response Team Activations and In-Hospital Mortality in Post-Operative Patients
    • Monica Jain, MD; Lia Aquino, BA; Amy Do-Nguyen, BS; Ara Ko, MD; Edward Seferian, MD, MS; Rodrigo F. Alban, MD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • The Causes and Consequences of Overuse: Older Adults’ Perceptions
    • Ariel Green, MD, MPH; Monica Tung, BA; Jodi B. Segal, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 Pediatrics

  • Implementation of a series of QI interventions is associated with a decrease in CT utilization among children who under appendectomy
    • Stephanie LeBourdais, MD; Jess Herrgott, BSN; Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH; Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado
  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Pediatric Echocardiography: Opportunity for Directed Cost Savings
    • Mark Cartoski, MD; Meghan Kiley, MD; Philip Spevak, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Local Participation in a National Quality Improvement Collaborative can Improve Treatment for Bronchiolitis
    • Angela Byrd, MD; Natalie Evans, MD; Our Lady of the Lakes
  • Reducing unnecessary viral testing in bronchiolitis
    • Danielle Casher, MD, MSHQ; Jane Gould, MD; St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • A Quality Improvement (QI) Initiative To Improve the Management of Infants with Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Room
    • Khushbu Shah, MD; Danielle Casher, MD, MSHQ, FAAP; St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • The Effect of Implementation of Standardized, Evidence Based Order Sets on Efficiency and Quality Measures for Pediatric Respiratory Illness in an Adult Community Hospital
    • Anuradha Dayal, MD; Children’s National Medical Center
  • Improving the Use of Watchful Waiting in Acute Otitis Media Management
    • Vanessa Rivas-Lopez, MD; Di Sun, MD, MPH; Danica Liberman, MD, MPH; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • A Value Based Neonatal Intravascular Access Program (NIVAP) Integrates Dynamic Stakeholder Engagement and Accountability
    • Prabhu Parimi, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP; Stacey Stone, MD; Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Recognizing Overuse of Blood Product Preparation and Hematologic Tests in Pediatric Lower Extremity Fractures.
    • Raj Amin, MD; Kevin Sandhu, MD; Adam Levin, MD; Babar Shafiq, MD; Steven Frank, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Hemorrhaging: The health care system versus the patient. The utility of preoperative laboratory evaluation in the pediatric emergency department.
    • Christopher Woll, MD; James Fox, MD; Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Quiet Please! Minimizing Nighttime Sleep Disruptions in the Stable Inpatient Pediatric Population: A Quality Improvement Project
    • Clifton Lee, MD; Dani Poliakoff, MD; Rozana Shahidullah, MD; Virginia Commonwealth University University/Children’s Hospital of Richmond
  • High Value Care Pediatric Curriculum
    • Suzanne Woods, MD; Carolyn Avery, MD; Duke University

Provider Behavior Modification

  • Use of Simulation to Assess Incoming Interns’ Recognition of Opportunities to Choose Wisely
    • Kathleen Wiest, BS; Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE; Ellen Byrne, MPP; Lukas Matern, BS; Kristen Hirsch, BSGS; Melissa Cappaert, MA; Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP; University of Chicago Medical Center  
  • Improving Utilization of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in ICUs of a Large Academic Center
    • Rodrigo F. Alban, MD; Patricia Hain, RN; Hector Rodriguez, MD; Todd Griner, RN; Shrinath Barathan, MD; Joshua Tseng, MD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Reducing Inappropriate Telemetry Usage at the Audie Murphy VA
    • Raudel Rodriguez, MD; Krayton Blower, DO; Megan Freeman, MD; Ruben Rodriguez, MD; Tamneet Singh, MD; David Villafuerte, MD; University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio
  • Improving Value by Reducing Unnecessary Telemetry and Urinary Catheter Use in Hospitalized Patients
    • Charlie Wray, DO, MD; John Fahrenbach, PhD; Nikhil Bassi, MD; Poushali Bhattacharjee, MD, MS; Mathew Modes, MD; Michael Howell, MD, MS; Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP; University of California, San Francisco
  • Formal CPR Status Policy and Process Increased Documentation Rates
    • Joshua Levenson, MD; Aken Desai; Kim Kelly; Emilie Prout; Joon Sup Lee; Mark Schmidhofer; Winnie Teuteberg; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Increasing value-driven treatment of uncomplicated nausea/vomiting of pregnancy in the outpatient setting in an urban safety net hospital
    • Annmarie Vilkins, DO; Padmasini Kandadi, MD; Deborah Korenstein, MD; Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD; Cynthia Wang, MS; Jodi Abbott, MD; Boston University
  • Emergency Department Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Severe Sepsis with Shock at a Small Community Hospital: A Quality Improvement Pilot
    • William Cobb, BS; Ami Hanson, BSN, RN; Lawrence Donovan, BS, MD; Cayla Teal, PhD ;Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Predictive Factors for 30-Day Readmission After 10,000 Outpatient Parathyroidectomies
    • Monica Jain, MD; Rodrigo F. Alban, MD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • LEADER (Learning Expedited through Audiovisual Directed Education by Residents)
    • Rajpreet Singh, MD; Perry Lin, MD; Lynn Shaffer, PhD; Rishi Kora, MD; Sagar Gandhi, MD; Kelly Hanson, DO; Diana Zellner, DO; Karampal Mand, MD; Jonathan Burton, DO; Johonna Asquith, MD; Mount Carmel West, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Columbus, OH
  • Instituting a Resident-led Root Cause Analysis at a Major Academic Medical Center Surgical Residency Program
    • Barbara Coons, MD; William Middlesworth, MD; Katherine Fischkoff, MD; Columbia University Medical Center
  • Review of antibiotic use in the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis in urgent care settings
    • Marilyn Katz, MD; Rebecca Andrews, MS, MD; Erin Little, MD; Kushani Gajjar, MBBS; Todd Falcone, MD; Danielle Blake, MD; University of Connecticut 
  • Early to Bed, Early to Rise: a Discharge Collaborative
    • Babak Orandi, MD, PhD; Ira Leeds, MD, MBA; Helina Somervell, DNP; Deb Hobson, BSN; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • The frequency of unnecessary testing in hospitalized patients
    • Christina Koch, MD; Katherine Roberts, MD; Daniel Morgan, MD, MS; University of Maryland 
  • Implementation of Surgical Site Infection Bundle Education in Surgical Residency: A Quality Improvement Initiative
    • Joshua Tseng, MD; Monica Jain, MD; Rodrigo F. Alban, MD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Reducing Opioid Misuse In Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patients: A Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Study
    • Abdelrahman Ahmed, MD; Emmanuel Akintoye, MD, MPH; Neelima Thati, MD; Wayne State University
  • Preooperative Risk Factors For Discharge to Rehabilitation in Femoral Neck Fractures
    • Raj Amin, MD; Michael Raad, MD; Farooq Usmani, BS; Kevin Sandhu, MD; Matthew Best, MD; Babar Shafiq, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Physician perception versus patient ability: Examining a barrier to widespread adoption of a high value model of self-care
    • Deepak Agrawal, MD, MPH; Anisha Ganguly, BS, BA; Kavita Bhavan, MD, MHS; UT Southwestern Medical Center

Information Technology

  • Smart Medicine – Implementing a Mobile Application and Wearable Technology to Improve Hospital Discharge Patient Safety and Quality: Preliminary 30-Day Readmission and Cost-Effective Findings from the MiCORE Study.
    • Helen Xun, BS; Lochan Shah, BS; Francoise Marvel, MD; Seth Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Impact on Test Utilization and Patient Outcome of Hard-Stops at Order Entry for Clostridium difficile Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing
    • Masako Mizusawa, MD, PhD, MS; Clare Rock, MD, MS; Christopher Kauffman, MLS; Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH; Karen Carroll, MD; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Impact of non-intrusive computer-decision support tools on laboratory test utilization in a large academic center
    • Kevin Eaton, MD; Arielle Apfel, MS; Amit Pahwa, MD; Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Results of a gastroenterology e-consult pilot program within a safety net hospital system – a value proposition
    • Chenlu Tian, MD; Deepak Agrawal, MD, MPH, MBA; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Integrated Diabetes Care in an ACO Clinic
    • Asra Kermani, MD; Maria Baxter, RN; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Quality rotation and dashboard tool to address missed prevention opportunities in an Internal medicine residency outpatient continuity clinic
    • Kshitij Thakur, MD; Marijeta Pekez, MD; Christine Martinez, RN, CDE; Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Leveraging the Data Warehouse to Reduce Costs and Improve Pre-Operative Assessment.
    • Katy Sullivan, MS; Carol Peden, MD, MPH; Dimitri Shklyarov, BS; Keck Medicine of USC

 EDUCATIONAL CURRICULA

 Medical School Curricula

  • Novel Curriculum Effectively Teaches High-Value Care Principles to 1st Year Medical Students
    • Amit Pahwa, MD; Danelle Cayea, MD; Kevin Eaton, MD; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Effect of High Value Care Curriculum in Third Year Medicine Clerkship
    • Amit Pahwa, MD; Danelle Cayea, MD; Kevin Eaton, MD; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • High Value Care of the Subinternship
    • Mary Lacy, MD; Lenny Noronha, MD; University of New Mexico
  • High value healthcare and performance improvement – A distinction track curriculum for medical students at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG)
    • Ihsan Elkhider, MSEd; Lauren Demosthenes, MD; University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
  • SAFE- A Scaffold Curriculum to Teach Safe, Appropriate, Timely and Value Based Imaging to Medical Students
    • Janet Neutze, MD; Allene Burdette, MD; Patrick Chiarolanzio, BA; Alison Chetlen, DO; Penn State College of Medicine
  • Empowering Students for Improved Patient Care: Integrating a Generation of Medical Students into Departmental Quality Initiatives
    • Jodi Abbott, MD, MHCM; James Moses, MD, MPH; Molly Siegel BA; Boston University School of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education Curricula

  • Infusing High Value Care Education Directly into Patient Care on the Medicine Wards
    • Jacqueline Schulman, MD, MSc; Sonali Palchaudhuri, MD, Paul O’Rourke, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Value Improves Quality: Implementation of a High-Value Care Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents
    • Remus Popa, MD; Alina Popa, MD; Gregory Seymann, MD; University of California Riverside and University of California San Diego
  • The Implementation of a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Program into a General Surgery Residency Program
    • Monica Jain, MD; Donald Dafoe, MD; Farin Amersi, MD; Rodrigo Alban, MD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Implementing an outpatient preoperative consultation experience for internal medicine residents
    • Marilyn Katz, MD; Rebecca Andrews, MS, MD; University of Connecticut
  • Choosing Wisely Jeopardy: Interactive Gaming session to learn High Value Care
    • Kshitij Thakur, MD; Marijeta Pekez, MD; Crozer Chester Medical Center
  • A Key to Lock the Revolving Door: High value care at a Residency TCC reduces the cost of health care
    • Malek Mushref, MD; Kofi Osei Marfo, MD; Justic Belk, MD; Jacob Barry, MD; Catherine Apaloo, MD; Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
  • Impact of a High Value Care Curriculum on Improving Residents’ Knowledge and Awareness
    • Anand Cadan, MD; Matthew Nicholas, MD; St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • More than a report: Improving quality and adding value via interdisciplinary conferences
    • Michael Furman, MD; Michelle Tsang, MD; Lillian Xiong, MD; Grayson Baird, MD; David Swenson, MD; Ana Lourenco, MD; Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Resident curriculum in care transitions
    • Erwin Wang, MD; Janine Knudsen, MD; Harry Saag, MD; Kerrilynn Carley, MD; Andrew Dikman, MD; NYU Langone Health System
  • Teaching High Value Care for Internal Medicine Residents
    • Emad Abu Sitta, MD; Ghassan Bachuwa, MD; Hurley Medical Center
  • Three for one: Educating Residents about High Value care, teaching Q/I methodology and meeting requirements for faculty and resident scholarly activity
    • Kshitij Thakur, MD; Ashish Rana, MD; Crozer Chester Medical Center
  • The Effect of a Night Float Curriculum on Internal Medicine Resident Safety Event Reporting
    • Jason Allen, MD; Raelynn Frederickson, RN, BSN; Kencee Graves, MD; University of Utah Health
  • High Value Care Pediatric Curriculum (also listed in Pediatric section)
    • Suzanne Woods, MD; Carolyn Avery, MD; Duke University

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

Imaging and Cardiac Diagnostics

  • Hi-value Care: The Impact of Education on Guideline-based Evaluation of Syncope at Greenwich Hospital
    • Steven Smith, MD, Greenwich Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
  • Curtailing Emergency Department Utilization of Rib Series Examinations: Reflections on a Provider Behavior Modification Initiative
    • Kalen Riley, MD, IU Health, Indiana University
  • Reducing Repeat Echocardiograms with an Electronic Medical Record Intervention
    • Karrilynn Carney, MD, NYU Langone Health System
  • The Illusion of Safety: An Effective Approach To Resident Over-Utilization of Telemetry
    • Calvin Kagan, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Laboratory Tests

  • Better Utilization of Lab Testing to Reduce Medical Costs; A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce BMP and CBC Utilization Among Medical Residents at Mount Carmel West
    • Noah Hagan, DO, Mount Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • The Effectiveness of an Awareness Intervention in Decreasing Unnecessary Lab Orders
    • Alicia Clark, MD, Duke University Medical Center
  • Eliminating the Use of Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) in Emergency Room and Hospitalized Patients
    • Zhouwen Tang, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Inpatient Reference Lab Reduction Project
    • Frank Volpicelli MD, NYU Langone Health System

Procedures

  • Improving Quality while Decreasing Length of Stay and Cost per case for Bariatric Surgery Patients
    • Rohit Patel, MD, Cooper University Health Care
  • Optimizing utilization of vascular access catheters at a large safety net hospital
    • Nirja Mehta, BS, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Implementation of Evidence-based Appropriateness Guidelines for Spine Pain Injection for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
    • Lubdha Shah, MD, University of Utah

Treatments

  • A Patient Centered Strategy to Minimize Intravenous Therapy
    • Alicia Cowley, MD, NYU Langone Health System
  • Optimizing use of intravenous proton pump inhibitors in hospitalized patients
    • Deepak Agrawal, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • A Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program Decreases Blood Utilization and Improves Outcomes in Orthopaedic Surgery Patients
    • Raj Amin, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Guiding the Multidisciplinary Management of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Patients
    • Jessica Lovett, BS, NYU Langone Medicine Center
  • Stewardship Allergy Assessment Team Implements Inpatient Penicillin Skin Testing Evaluation Program
    • Renee Kleris, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Physician Behavioral Modification

  • Providing Care in Tandem: Supporting Psychiatric Patients with Complex Medical Co-morbidities
    • Lori Aavik,MSN, RN PMHNP-BC, NYU Langone Health System
  • Go with the flow! The utilization of a process flowchart in analyzing the discharge medication reconciliation process in a large academic medical center
    • Meera Subash, MD, University of California San Diego
  • The Voice of Our Patients: Post discharge issues identified through a Call-Back Program
    • Patricia Ojeda, MD, Indiana University, Methodist Hospital
  • 30 Day Readmission Prevention Initiatives – A Single Orthopaedic University Hospital’s Experience
    • Barkha Gurbani, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

Informatics

  • The Effect of a mEWS Alert System Quality Improvement Project on the Detection of Sepsis at an Academic Hospital
    • Emilie Ungricht, University of Utah Bioengineering Department
  • Time Out! Lack of effect of a decision support tool on rates of antibiotic de-escalation
    • Greg Seymann, MD, University of California, San Diego

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