Upcoming Department of Emergency Medicine research presentations: June 2021

The following faculty will be giving presentations this month on a variety of topics, including global emergency medicine, clinical informatics, health services and care research, and geriatric emergency medicine.

International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM21)
June 9-12, 2021
E. Svenson (presenter), A. Sheth, J. Schmidt, J. Svenson:
“A retrospective analysis of emergency department usage in rural and semi-urban indigenous Guatemalan populations” (poster presentation)

International Ergonomics Association 21st Triennial Congress (IEA21)
June 14-18, 2021
M. Salwei (presenter), B. Patterson, M. Pulia: “Usability of a Human Factors-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) in the Emergency Department: Lessons Learned for Design and Implementation” (oral presentation)
K. Wust (presenter), B. Patterson, M. Pulia, MN. Shah: “Patients and care partners as knowledge brokers and contributors to system resilience in fragmented health care” (oral presentation)

Health Services and Care Research Program Seminar Series
June 14, 2021 12:00 pm

B. Patterson: “Development of an Automated Screening and Referral Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department” (open to UW-Madison faculty and trainees)

The Health Services and Care Research (HSCR) program within the UW Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology seeks to advance high-impact transformational research on care policy, processes and outcomes along with rigorous development, testing and dissemination of pioneering medical care models to promote the health and quality of life of patients and caregivers. HSCR seminars feature presentations on innovative research within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and incorporate career development discussions targeted at the trainee and junior faculty level.

Dr. Brian Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Affiliate Faculty in the Departments of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Biostatistics & Medical Informatics. He has also taken on the inagural role as Physician Informatics Director of Predictive Analytics at UW Health. In this role, Dr. Patterson advises on a range of issues, including optimizing the design, implementation, dissemination, evaluation, and routine use of clinical data and information systems to improve healthcare quality, operational efficiency, educational programs, and research.

Dr. Patterson’s research interests are in clinical informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. His work aims to use routinely collected clinical data to generate actionable insights to improve the quality and safety of emergency care for older adults. To achieve these goals, Dr. Patterson works in collaboration with investigators from the business and engineering schools as well as in the department of biostatistics and medical informatics. His current work focuses on automated risk scoring to identify older adults at high risk for falling after ED visits, and automating referral to interventions to prevent future falls.