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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
http://www.lanefall.info
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
Fax: 215-662-7106
Education:
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
MD
Yale University School of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine
Anesthesiology

Description of Research Expertise

I am a critical care anesthesiologist and health services researcher whose scholarly focus is improving clinical outcomes for patients experiencing life-threatening illness. Within this broad area, I am particularly interested in improving healthcare provider communication at times of transition or handoff across sites of care. I employ implementation and dissemination research strategies to develop evidence about effective communication strategies that incorporate human factors principles and that support clinician workflow.
As part of this area of scholarship, I am also interested in understanding how to facilitate transitions of care for patients surviving critical illness. To do this, I have begun to define patient-centered outcomes after severe traumatic injury and critical illness.

My extensive experience in the design and execution of health services and quality improvement research supports my research endeavors. I have advanced training in biostatistics and research methods, primary and secondary data collection, mixed methods research and implementation science research. I have expertise in the use of qualitative and mixed methods to study teamwork and communication between clinicians caring for these critically ill patients.
Having merged my clinical and research expertise into a productive research agenda, I am uniquely equipped to investigate questions about healthcare provider communication and about patient-centered outcomes after critical illness.


TOPIC AREAS
-Handoffs, handovers, care transitions
-Post-intensive care syndrome
-Patient safety
-Quality improvement and QI research
-Training in quality improvement and patient safety
-Outcomes
-Clinical documentation
-Healthcare IT

METHODOLOGY
-Qualitative research
-Mixed methods research
-Secondary data analysis

Selected Publications

Garcia H, Murphy S, Zhou E, Hoenisch K, Chin A, Han J, Weiss S, Lane Fall M, Milas B: Standardization of OR to CTSICU handoff in an academic hospital. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting April 2017 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Davis J, Lane-Fall M, Riesenberg L: What every graduating resident needs to know about quality and safety: A narrative analysis of 26 sets of ACGME milestones. American College of Medical Quality Annual Conference March 2017 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Gutsche J, Mikkelsen M, McCarthy F, Miano T, Vernick W, Ramakrishna H, Patel P, Augoustides Y, Szeto W, Desai N, Lane-Fall M, Williams M: Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Life Support in Hemodynamically Unstable Patients With ARDS. Anesthesia and Analgesia 124(3): 846-48, March 2017.

Kerlin M, Adhikari N, Rose L, Wilcox M, Bellamy C, Costa D, Gershengorn H, Halpern S, Kahn J, Lane-Fall M, Wallace D, Weiss C, Wunsch H, Cooke C: An Official American Thoracic Society Systematic Review: The Effect of Nighttime Intensivist Staffing on Mortality and Length of Stay Among ICU Patients. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 195(3), February 2017.

Barry M, Hochman B, Lane-Fall M, Zappile D, Holena D, Smith B, Kaplan L, Huffenberger A, Reilly P, Pascual J: Leveraging telemedicine infrastructure to monitor operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. Academic Medicine February 2017 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Lane-Fall M, Miano T, Aysola J, Augoustides J: Diversity in the Emerging Critical Care Workforce: Analysis of Demographic Trends in Critical Care Fellows from 2004-2014. Critical Care Medicine 2017 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Lane-Fall M, Beidas R, Di Taranti L, Buddai S, Torres Hernandez E, Watts J, Fleisher L, Barg F: Evidence supporting clinician acceptance of a standardized handoff process: findings from a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. AcademyHealth/National Institutes of Health 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Washington, DC December 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Lane-Fall M, Beidas R, Di Taranti L, Choudhary M, Thonduparambil D, Fleisher L, Barg F: Barriers and facilitators of adherence to a standardized handoff intervention according to different clinician types: findings from a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. AcademyHealth/National Institutes of Health 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Washington, DC December 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Lane-Fall M, Beidas R, Di Taranti L, Choudhary M, Thonduparambil D, Fleisher L, Barg F: Barriers and facilitators of adherence to a standardized handoff intervention according to different clinician types: findings from a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. AcademyHealth/NIH 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health December 2016.

Lane-Fall M, Beidas R, Di Taranti L, Buddai S, Torres Hernandez E, Watts J, Fleisher L, Barg F : Evidence supporting clinician acceptance of a standardized handoff process: findings from a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. AcademyHealth/NIH 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health December 2016.

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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