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Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Anesthesiology and Critical Care
309 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
Fax: 215-662-7106
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
Yale University School of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine

Description of Research Expertise

My research focus is teamwork and communication in perioperative settings. This includes the operating room, post-anesthesia care unit, and intensive care unit (ICU). Within this broad area, I am particularly interested in handoffs within the ICU or to/from the ICU. I have expertise in the following areas:

-Handoffs, handovers, care transitions
-Patient safety
-Quality improvement and QI research
-Training in quality improvement and patient safety
-Clinical documentation
-Healthcare IT

-Qualitative research
-Mixed methods research
-Secondary data analysis

Selected Publications

Lane-Fall MB, Beidas RS, Pascual JL, Collard ML, Peifer HG, Chavez TJ, Barry ME, Gutsche JT, Halpern SD, Fleisher LA, Barg FK: Handoffs and transitions in critical care (HATRICC): protocol for a mixed methods study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. BMC Surgery 14, November 2014.

Lane-Fall MB, Speck RM, Ibrahim SA, Shea JA, McCunn M, Bosk CL: Are attendings different? Intensivists explain their handoff ideals, perceptions and practices. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11(3): 360-66, March 2014 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print Dec. 16, 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Gutsche JT, Augoustides JG: Are intraoperative anesthesia handovers associated with harm? Getting to the heart of the matter in cardiac surgery: the search for the hat-trick of quality, safety, and continuous improvement. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 29(1): 8-10, February 2015.

Raiten JM, Lane-Fall MB, Gutsche JT, Kohl BA, Fabbro M, Sophocles A, Chern SY, Al-Ghofaily L, Augoustides JG: Transitions of care in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit: A review of handoffs in perioperative cardiothoracic and vascular practice. Journal of Cardiovascular and Vascular Anesthesia April 2015 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Lane-Fall MB, Brooks AK, Wilkins SA, Davis JJ, Riesenberg L: Addressing the mandate for handoff education: a focused review and recommendations for anesthesia resident curriculum development and evaluation. Anesthesiology 120(1): 218-29, January 2014 Notes: First two authors share first authorship credit. Electronically published ahead of print Nov. 7, 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Neuman MD: Making sense of surgical risk when the data aren't perfect. Anesthesia and Analgesia 119(2): 237-8, August 2014.

Lane-Fall MB, Neuman MD: Outcomes measurement and risk adjustment. International Anesthesiology Clinics 51(4): 10-21, Fall 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Maguire C, Hoke L: Teamwork and collaborative practice in the intensive care unit. Intensive Care Unit Manual 2nd Edition. Lanken PN, Manaker S, Kohl BA, Hanson CW (eds.). Elsevier, October 2013.

Lane-Fall M: The complexities of race and racism in healthcare. Philadelphia Inquirer January 2014 Notes: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140126_The_complexities_of_race_and_racism_in_healthcare.html.

Lane-Fall MB: Accommodating bigotry (Piece of My Mind). JAMA 311(2): 139-140, January 2014 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283733.

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Last updated: 10/26/2015
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