Summaries of Independent Scientist (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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Develop and implement an ED-specific quality improvement methodology for the processes involved in ED treatment of STEMI.
- 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.