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Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine
Associated faculty, Center for Integrative Science in Aging, Penn Nursing Science
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Categorical Resident in Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2010.
Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2011.
Fellow in Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, 2011-2013.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2011-2013.
Intensive Grantsmanship Workshop, Sisters of the Academy, 2013-2013.
Grant Writers' Coaching Group, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2014-2014.
Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2014-2014.
Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety Short Course, University of Wisconsin - Madison Center for Quality & Performance Improvement, 2015-2015.
Roter Interaction Analysis System training, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-2015.
Mixed Methods Research Certificate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2016-present.
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine), 2011.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2011.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (basic certification), 2012.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine
Anesthesiology

Description of Research Expertise

My research focus is teamwork and communication in acute care settings. I am particularly interested in improving transitions for patients with critical illness by improving handoffs and developing care transition interventions for critical illness survivors. I have expertise in the following areas:

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

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: Accepted for 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.

Hochman B, Barry M, Lane-Fall M, Allen S, Holena D, Smith B, Kaplan L, Pascual J: Handoffs in the intensive care unit: are off hours a vulnerable time? American Journal of Medical Quality December 2015 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Martin N, Pisa M, Collins T, Robertson M, Sicoutris C, Bushan N, Saucier J, Martin A, Reilly P, Lane-Fall M, Kohl B: Advanced practitioner-driven critical care outreach to reduce intensive care unit readmission mortality. International Journal of Academic Medicine 1(1): 3-8, December 2015.

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 November 2015 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Pieczynski L, Raiten J, Lane-Fall M: From root cause to action plan: how an adverse event uncovered differences in resident knowledge of sedation policies and practices. Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports November 2015 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

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