Publications

Cardiology

Karcher R, Berman AE, Gross H, Hess DC, Jauch EC, Viser PE, Solenski NJ, Wolf AMD. Addressing disparities in stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation: educational opportunities. Am J Med Qual. 2016;31:337-48.

*Levy PD, Dancy JN, Stowell SA, Hoekstra JW, Arthur CL, Wilson CH, Bednar JM, Dorman T, Hiestand B. Lessons in flying: crew resource management as a quality improvement method for acute coronary syndromes care. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2014;13:36-42.

Goldhaber SZ, Ortel TL, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. Improving physician performance of inpatient venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prophylaxis. Hospital Practice. 2013;41:123-131.

Stowell SA, Gardner AJ, Alpert JS, Naccarelli GV, Harkins T, Louder AM, Tamariz L. Impact of CME-certified education in atrial fibrillation on administrative claims. Am J Manag Care. 2012;18:253-260.

Stowell SA, Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Peterson ED, Miller SC. Take heart: a one-on-one peer-based strategy to improve acute coronary syndrome patient care. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2011;10:164-168.

Tapson VF, Karcher RB, Weeks R. Crew resource management and VTE prophylaxis in surgery: a quality improvement initiative. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:423-432.

Karcher RB, Sison A, Weber SE, Sheldon P Jr, Kahn KA, Tapson VF. Persistent gaps in VTE prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery: will new educational strategies help? Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:502-504.

*Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Larson DM, Karcher RB, Mencia WA, Berry CA, Stowell SA. A report of quality improvement in the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2011;10:29-34.

*Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Larson DM, Carter RD, Cornish J, Karcher RB, Mencia WA, Berry CA, Stowell SA. Physician practice patterns in acute coronary syndromes: an initial report of an individual quality improvement program. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2010;9:23-29.

Arepally G, Bauer KA, Bhatt DL, Merli GJ, Naccarelli GV, Carter RD, Karcher RB, Berry CA, Keaton KL, Stowell SA. The use of antithrombotic therapies in the prevention and treatment of arterial and venous thrombosis. A survey of current knowledge and practice supporting the need for clinical education. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2010;9:41-48.

Cannon CP, Hoekstra JW, Larson DM, Mencia WA, Cornish J, Carter RD, Berry CA, Karcher RB. Individual quality improvement in acute coronary syndromes—a performance improvement initiative. Crit Pathw in Cardiol. 2009;8:43-48.

Endocrinology

*Stowell SA, Miller SC, Fonseca F, Trence D, Berry CA, Blum J. Continuing medical education for promoting shared medical visits in diabetes care. Clin Diab. 2015;1:28-31.

*Greenspan SL, Bilezikian JP, Watts NB, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Karcher RB. A clinician performance initiative to improve quality of care for patients with osteoporosis. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013;22:853-861.

*Baum HBA, Cagliero E, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Continuing improvement in type 2 diabetes care through performance-based evaluations. J Prim Care Community Health. 2014;5:107-110.

*Stowell SA, Baum HBA, Berry CA, Perri BR, King L, Mijanovich T, Albert S, Miller SC. The impact of performance improvement strategies on the clinical care and outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin Diab. 2014;32:18-25.

*Boyle PJ, O’Neil KW, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Improving diabetes care and patient outcomes in skilled-care communities: successes and lessons from a quality improvement initiative. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013;14:340-344.

*Stowell SA, Karcher RB, Bartell RC, Berry CA. Results of a performance improvement initiative in diabetes care. CE Measure. 2010;4:34-39.

*Stowell SA, Karcher RB, Carter RD, Cornish J, Berry CA, Mencia WA. Outcomes measurement design for a performance improvement initiative in diabetes care. CE Measure. 2009;3:76-83.

Neurology

*Jauch EC, Huang DY, Gardner AJ, Blum JL. Strategies for improving outcomes in the acute management of ischemic stroke in rural emergency departments: A quality improvement initiative in the Stroke Belt. Open Access Emerg Med. 2018; 10:53-59.

*Cohen BA, Thrower BW, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Mencia WA, Karcher RB. Enhancing the quality of care for patients with multiple sclerosis through performance improvement CME. Neurol Clin Prac. 2013;3:240-248.

Oncology

Costa LJ, Kumar S, Stowell SA, Dermer SJ. Mobilization and transplantation patterns of autologous hematopoietic stem cells in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Control. 2015;22:87-94.

Karcher RB, Fitzpatrick DC, Leonard DJ, Weber S. A community-based collaborative approach to improve breast cancer screening in underserved African American women. J Cancer Educ. 2014;29:482-487.

*Hirsch FR, Jotte RM, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. The quality of care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a report of a performance improvement initiative. Cancer Control. 2014;21:90-97.

*Sekeres MA, Stowell SA, Berry CA, Mencia WM, Dancy JN. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes through a performance improvement initiative. Leuk Res. 2013;37:422-426.

*Marshall JL, Cartwright TH, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Miller SC. Implementation of a performance improvement initiative in colorectal cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2012;8:309-314.

Gardner AJ, Miller SC, Dupuy D, Murphy AM. Evaluation and outcomes of a CME-certified symposium addressing the breast cancer mortality disparity in Chicago. CE Measure. 2011;5:3-5.

Osteoporosis

Greenspan SL, Bilezikian JP, Watts NB, Berry CA, Mencia WA, Stowell SA, Karcher RB. A clinician performance initiative to improve quality of care for patients with osteoporosis. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013;22:853-861.

Pain Management

*Reid MC, O’Neil KW, Dancy JN, Berry CA, Stowell SA. Pain management in long-term care communities: a quality improvement initiative. Ann Long-Term Care. 2015;23:29-35.

Bekanich SJ, Wanner N, Junkins S, Mahoney K, Kahn KA, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. A multifaceted initiative to improve clinician awareness of pain management disparities. Am J Med Qual. 2014;29:388-396.

Psychiatry

Triesman GJ, Jayaram G, Margolis RL, Pearlson GD, Schmidt CW, Mihelish GL, Kennedy A, Howson A, Rasulnia M, Misiuta IE. Looking forward: perspectives on the use of ehealth in the management of patients with schizophrenia. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016;204:620-629.

*Thase ME, Stowell SA, Berry CS, Mencia WA, Blum J. A performance improvement initiative enhancing the care of patients with depression. J Psych Prac. 2014;20:276-283.

Primary Care

Nitsche B, Miller SC, Giorgio M, Berry CA, Muir A. Improving Hepatitis C Identification: Technology Alone is Not the Answer. Health Promotion Practice. 2018; in press.

Andolsek K, Rosenberg MT, Abdolrasulnia M, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. Complex cases in primary care: report of a CME-certified series addressing patients with multiple comorbidities. Int J Clin Prac. 2013;67:911-917

Strategies for Success: Addressing the (Unique) Needs of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Pulmology

Gardner AJ, Gray A, Thrasher Self S, Wagener JS. Strengthening Care Teams to Improve Adherence in Cystic Fibrosis: A Qualitative Practice Assessment and Quality Improvement Initiative. Patient Preference and Adherence. 2017;11:761-67.

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

*Goldhaber SZ, Ortel TL, Berry CA, Stowell SA, Gardner AJ. Improving physician performance of inpatient venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prophylaxis. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2013;41:123-131.

*Tapson VF, Karcher RB, Weeks R. Crew resource management and VTE prophylaxis in surgery: a quality improvement initiative. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:423-432.

* Denotes publications for a quality improvement initiative.