Hospitalomics Project Updates Archive

2012

  • May 2012 - The Hospitalomics team assembled for a fourth retreat in New Haven, CT including representatives from the Donaghue Foundation, and from Premier, Inc. (data source). The half day event provided an update on progress-to-date and agreed upon project milestones to be achieved during the second half of the year. Analyses reviewed included temporal trends in the use of Nesiritide, utilization and cost, hospital variation in ICU admission rates for heart failure (HF) patients, and treatment of acute coexisting conditions in patients hospitalized with HF. Methodologies were presented for hospital cost profiling and joint analysis of practice patterns and multi-level health outcomes.

  • May 2012 - Serene Chen, a second-year medical student and a member of the Hospitalomics team, was nominated as a finalist for the Young Investigator Abstract Award for her presentation at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) meeting in May. (Link to Video)

  • March 2012 - The Hospitalomics team will present at two upcoming conferences: the American College of Cardiology (Chicago, March 24-27) and at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (Atlanta, May 9-11). Click here for abstract details

2011

  • November 2011 - The Hospitalomics team assembled for a third retreat in New Haven, Connecticut. We had the pleasure of having the representatives from the project sponsor, the Donaghue Foundation, in attendance. During the half day event, the entire team was updated on the progress to date and agreed upon project milestones to be achieved during the 1st quarter of the next year.

  • September 2011 - Dr. Krumholz applied and was awarded supplemental funding for Hospitalomics through the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, the “Yale University Clinical and Translational Science Award Program.” The 9 month award commenced on September 1, 2011 and enables several members of the team to increase the time that they can devote to the project.

  • September 2011 - The abstract of team member Tara Lagu, MD, MPH, “An alternative approach for quantifying hospital resource utilization: Implications of “standard costs” for hospital value improvement, performance measurement, and comparative effectiveness research” was accepted for presentation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Annual Meeting in November.

  • June 2011 - The Hospitalomics team conducted their second retreat to review progress and plan for next steps.

  • February 2011 - The Hospitalomics team, including clinicians, outcomes researchers, statisticians, basic scientists, quality of care and management experts and an organizational psychologist, assembled in New Haven, CT for the official project kick-off.