Health Policy and Health Services
Active Research and Projects
ACEP Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL)
ACEP E-QUAL Funding
Investigators: Arjun Venkatesh,MD, MBA, MHS, Craig Rothenberg, and Rohit Sangal, MD, MBA
Project Objective: to analyze and track emergency department performance metrics nationwide, and provide annual emergency department performance metric reports for roughly 400 hospitals across the United States. Reports focus on opioid prescribing, chest pain management, avoidable imaging, stroke management, and sepsis.
COVID-19 Video Discharge Instructions
MCIC Vermont Risk Management Funding
Investigators: Rohit Sangal, MD, MBA, Vivek Parwani, MD, Chris Chmura, and Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS
This project is designed to advance patient-centered knowledge translation by developing, distributing, and evaluating video discharge instructions for ED patients with a variety of conditions including COVID-19.
Diagnostic Excellence Index for Pulmonary Embolism
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Grant
Investigators: John Sather, MD, Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS, Andrew Taylor, MD, MHS, Vivek Parwani, MD, and Andrew Ulrich, MD
Our team has embarked on an initiative to develop a composite measure of diagnostic excellence for suspected pulmonary embolism in the ED setting which incorporates diagnostic accuracy, resource utilization and diagnostic yield to promote a balanced diagnostic approach that maximizes patient benefit while minimizing harm and optimizing resource utilization.
Emergency Medicine Opioid Data Infrastructure
NIH/NIDA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund
Investigators: Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS, Andrew Taylor, MD, MHS, Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS, and Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS
This project seeks to build clinical data research infrastructure that will begin to enhance capacity to use electronic health record (EHR) data and patient reported outcomes measures (PROs) to conduct opioid related research in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States.
INSPIRE: Innovative Support for Patients with SARSCOV2 Infection Registry
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Investigators: Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS, Erica Spatz, MD, MHS, and Andrew Ulrich, MD
This project is assembling the largest prospective national registry to study the long-term patient reported outcomes following SARS COV-2 infection with a particular focus on characterizing long-covid.