I am a hospitalist and health-services researcher focused on improving the safety of hospitalized patients. My research interests center on preventing hospital-acquired complications including infections, falls, blood clots and surgical complications. I am curious about why physicians make specific decisions - be it diagnoses, medications or specific devices. This curiosity has led to several interesting and related areas of enquiry, including how physicians dress, the cost of research fraud on the public, and how best to measure healthcare value and quality.
A key focus of my current research lies in infectious and non-infectious complications related to various IV devices, especially peripherally inserted central catheters. Our research in this field has helped shape provider understanding of risks, benefits and alternatives when considering an IV device. Our work is showcased in our website (www.improvepicc.com) and has been published in many of the worlds leading medical journals.
I invite you to visit our website, send me a tweet and comment on our work. And always, Go Blue!