Khare, Rahul

Summaries of Independent Scientist (K) Awards

Summaries of recently funded projects for Independent Scientist and Mentored Clinical Scientist Development K Awards.

Institution: Northwestern University, Chicago
Grant Title: Improving ED Quality and Safety by Enhancing Operations and Quality Management
Grant Number: K08 HS019005
Duration: 5 years (2010-2015)
Total Award: $736,000

Project Description: This research has four main aims:

  1. Analyze secondary data to determine which emergency department (ED) and hospital operational characteristics contribute to superior performance of the time-to-PCI [percutaneous coronary intervention] quality indicator and contribute to reduction in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality.
  2. Assess quality management characteristics by conducting a Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis of ED treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at two hospitals.
  3. Develop and implement an ED-specific quality improvement methodology for the processes involved in ED treatment of STEMI.
  4. Develop an operational and quality management toolkit.

Career Goals: Dr. Khare is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. He received his MD from University of Missouri, Kansas City, and did a General Surgery Residency at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System. This was followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Khare went on to earn his MSCI in Health Services Research from Northwestern University. His long-term career goal is to become a national leader in ED quality and patient safety research.

Progress to Date: This grant has just started.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Teaching Award, University of Michigan, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 2002.
  • Best Poster Presentation, National Association of EMS Physicians Conference, 2004.
  • Physician Clinical Excellence Award for Clinical Collaboration, 2007.
  • Chairman of the Patient Safety Task Force, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 2009-2011.

K-Generated Publications: None thus far.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created March 2012
Internet Citation: Khare, Rahul. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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