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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 (Medicine)
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

Mosquera D, Di Taranti L, Lane‐Fall M: Monday morning: ICU physicians’ perspectives on how attending handoffs impact patient families. International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2016.

Lane‐Fall M, Pascual J, Gutsche J, Di Taranti L, Buddai S, Barg F, Fleisher L: Handoff standardization in two mixed surgical intensive care units improves teamwork and information exchange: preliminary findings from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) study. International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2016.

Plash M, Brooks A, Lane‐Fall M, Riesenberg L: Handoff curriculum in anesthesia residency programs: a national survey of program directors. International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2016.

Lane-Fall M, Collard M, Turnbull A, Halpern S, Shea J: ICU attending handoff practices: results from a national survey of academic intensivists. Critical Care Medicine 44(4), April 2016.

Ramaswamy T, Lane-Fall M, Brown S, Fleisher L, Neuman M: Nighttime intensivist staffing in Pennsylvania cardiac surgery ICUs. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Orlando, FL February 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Lane-Fall M, Miano T, Aysola J, Augoustides J: Diversity in the emerging intensivist workforce: trends in critical care fellows from 2004-2014. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Orlando, FL February 2016 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Burson R, Arriaga A, Clapp J, Lane-Fall M, Gordon E, Harris D, Fleisher L: Towards a culture of change: policy adoption to address communication and professionalism an an anesthesiology department. Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education Annual Educational Conference, National Harbor, MD February 2016 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Lane-Fall M, Pascual J, Collard M, Jablonski J, Beidas R, Gutsche J, Fleisher L, Barg F: Developing a standardized OR to ICU handoff process. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Orlando, FL February 2016 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Collard M, Lane-Fall M: What are the indications for intubating the critically ill patient? Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, 2nd edition. Deutschman C, Neligan P (eds.). Elsevier, January 2016 Notes: ISBN-13: 978-0323299954.

Lane-Fall M: No matter the perspective, anesthesia handoffs are problematic. Anesthesia and Analgesia 122(1): 7-9, January 2016.

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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