Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
Assistant Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine (Core faculty, 2013-2016; Leadership team, 2016-present)
Core faculty, Palliative and Acute Illness Research Center, 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 Itmat Expertise

communication
teamwork
handoffs
patient safety
implementation science
qualitative research
mixed methods research
medical informatics
critical care outcomes
workforce diversity

Description of Research Expertise

I am a physician-researcher with a specific interest in acute care implementation science and improvement science. My areas of methodological expertise include mixed methods, qualitative research, and survey research. My areas of content expertise include patient handoffs and care transitions, human factors, critical care medicine, anesthesiology, and perioperative care.

Selected Publications

Hwang J, Clapp J, Farrar J, Koo G, Estrella De Palm S, Sigafus K, Lane-Fall M, Nazarian S: Inpatient Pain Medication Administration: Understanding the Process and Its Delays. Journal of Surgical Research 232: 49-55, December 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.05.080.

Lane-Fall M, Pascual J, Massa S, Collard M, Peifer H, Di Taranti L, Linehan M, Fleisher L, Barg F: Developing a standard handoff process for operating room to intensive care unit transitions: Multidisciplinary clinician perspectives from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) study. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 44(9): 514-525, September 2018.

Davis J, Price D, Lane-Fall M: Incorporation of quality and safety principles in Maintenance of Certification: An analysis of American Board of Medical Specialties Member Boards. American Journal of Medical Quality July 2018 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Lane-Fall M, Davis J, Clapp J, Myers S, Riesenberg L: What every graduating resident needs to know about quality and safety: A content analysis of 26 sets of ACGME milestones. Academic Medicine 93(6): 904-910, June 2018.

Gutsche J, Miano T, Vernick W, Raiten J, Bermudez C, Vallabhajosyula P, Chiu C, Milewski K, Lane-Fall M, Williams M, Patel P, Mikkelsen M, Cannon J, Ramakrishna H, Augoustides J, Szeto W.: Does a Mobile ECLS Program Reduce Mortality for Patients Transported for ECLS Therapy for Severe acute respiratory failure? Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia June 2018.

Siddique S, Lane-Fall M, McConnell M, Jakhete N, Crismale J, Porges S, Khungar V, Mehta SJ, Goldberg D, Li Z, Schiano T, Regan L, Shea J: Exploring opportunities to prevent cirrhosis admissions in the emergency department: a multicenter, multidisciplinary survey. Hepatology Communications 2(3): 237-244, March 2018.

Lane-Fall M, Pascual J, Peifer H, Di Taranti L, Collard M, Jablonski J, Gutsche J, Halpern S, Barg F, Fleisher L, and the HATRICC study team (Allen K, Barry M, Buddai S, Chavez T, Choudhary M, George D, Linehan M, Torres Hernandez E, Vander Veen S, Watts J): A partially-structured postoperative handoff protocol improves communication in two mixed surgical intensive care units: findings from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) prospective cohort study. Annals of Surgery 2018 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Gutsche J, Vernick W, Miano T, and Penn Lung Rescue collaborators: Mikkelsen M, Ramakrishna H, McCarthy F, Atluri P, Vallabhajosyula P, Bermudez C, Augoustides J, Patel P, Williams M, Haddle J, Cannon J, Raiten J, Lane-Fall, M, O’Donnell M, Szeto W: One-year Experience with a Mobile Extracorporeal Life Support Service. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 104(5), November 2017.

Lane-Fall M, Ramaswamy T, He X, Brown S, Gutsche J, Fleisher L, Neuman M: Structural, nursing, and physician characteristics and 30-day mortality for patients undergoing cardiac surgery in Pennsylvania. Critical Care Medicine 45(9): 1472-1480, September 2017 Notes: Accompanying editorial: "Organizing Intensive Care for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery" by J. Kahn (PMID: 28816844).

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 92(7), July 2017.

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Last updated: 09/24/2018
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