Karen Homa

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Development and validation of a cystic fibrosis patient and family member experience of care survey
    Karen Homa
    Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 22:100-16. 2013
  2. doi Determining next steps in a hand hygiene improvement initiative by examining variation in hand hygiene compliance rates
    Karen Homa
    Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 20:116-21. 2011
  3. pmc Do lessons learned in a training intervention on web-based health care resources diffuse to nonexposed members in the primary care setting? A comparative study
    Karen Homa
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 17:330-40. 2008
  4. ncbi Analysis of means used to compare providers' referral patterns
    Karen Homa
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:256-64. 2007
  5. doi Dialysis access venous stenoses: treatment with balloon angioplasty--1- versus 3-minute inflation times
    Andrew R Forauer
    Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Radiology 249:375-81. 2008
  6. doi Harmonic scalpel versus electrocautery in breast reduction surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    Todd E Burdette
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 128:243e-249e. 2011
  7. ncbi Computerized questionnaires and the quality of survey data
    Brett Hanscom
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1797-801. 2002
  8. doi Effect of varying the number and location of alcohol-based hand rub dispensers on usage in a general inpatient medical unit
    Benjamin P Chan
    Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 0001, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:987-9. 2013
  9. ncbi Publicly reporting comprehensive quality and cost data: a health care system's transparency initiative
    Eugene C Nelson
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:573-84. 2005
  10. ncbi Screening for depressive symptoms in patients with chronic spinal pain using the SF-36 Health Survey
    Thomas L Walsh
    The Spine Center, Department of Orthopedics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine J 6:316-20. 2006

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi Development and validation of a cystic fibrosis patient and family member experience of care survey
    Karen Homa
    Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 22:100-16. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a cystic fibrosis (CF)-specific patient and family experience of care survey that CF care centers could use to inform quality improvement efforts...
  2. doi Determining next steps in a hand hygiene improvement initiative by examining variation in hand hygiene compliance rates
    Karen Homa
    Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 20:116-21. 2011
    ..In 2006, HH compliance occurred 41% of the time and by 2009, it had improved to 91%. We wanted to understand some of the unexplained variability in HH to help determine where to target more specific strategies...
  3. pmc Do lessons learned in a training intervention on web-based health care resources diffuse to nonexposed members in the primary care setting? A comparative study
    Karen Homa
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 17:330-40. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether those who attended an Internet health care resource training intervention transferred knowledge and skills to others in the practice...
  4. ncbi Analysis of means used to compare providers' referral patterns
    Karen Homa
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:256-64. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to demonstrate through a case study how an analysis of means (ANOM) chart can be used to compare groups and to advocate the usefulness of this method in improvement work...
  5. doi Dialysis access venous stenoses: treatment with balloon angioplasty--1- versus 3-minute inflation times
    Andrew R Forauer
    Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Radiology 249:375-81. 2008
    ..To examine prospectively the effects of balloon inflation time on the technical success of balloon angioplasty in dialysis access venous stenosis and on postintervention primary patency...
  6. doi Harmonic scalpel versus electrocautery in breast reduction surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    Todd E Burdette
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 128:243e-249e. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi Computerized questionnaires and the quality of survey data
    Brett Hanscom
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1797-801. 2002
    ..A retrospective data quality analysis was conducted...
  8. doi Effect of varying the number and location of alcohol-based hand rub dispensers on usage in a general inpatient medical unit
    Benjamin P Chan
    Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 0001, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:987-9. 2013
    ..Above a certain point, addition of more dispensers did not increase hand hygiene frequency, which appeared to be influenced more by location than by total number of dispensers. ..
  9. ncbi Publicly reporting comprehensive quality and cost data: a health care system's transparency initiative
    Eugene C Nelson
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:573-84. 2005
    ..An overview is provided of the first 22 months of a transparency initiative at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)...
  10. ncbi Screening for depressive symptoms in patients with chronic spinal pain using the SF-36 Health Survey
    Thomas L Walsh
    The Spine Center, Department of Orthopedics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Spine J 6:316-20. 2006
    ..Although a specific and reliable survey to detect depression could be employed, an additional survey would unnecessarily increase responder and analyst burdens if the general health status survey could be used instead...
  11. doi Visual assessment of linear scars: a new tool
    Carolyn L Kerrigan
    Section of Plastic Surgery and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:1513-9. 2009
    ..This study was designed to determine whether patients and surgeons rated scars similarly and to test the intrarater and interrater reliability of the surgeons' ratings...
  12. ncbi Microsystems in health care: Part 2. Creating a rich information environment
    Eugene C Nelson
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center DHMC, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:5-15. 2003
    ..Three settings represent case examples of how clinical microsystems use data in everyday practice to provide high-quality and cost-effective care...
  13. doi Derivation of a clinical prediction rule for pediatric abusive head trauma
    Kent P Hymel
    Department of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 14:210-20. 2013
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  14. doi Residency education, preventive medicine, and population health care improvement: the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine approach
    Tina Foster
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center DHMC, Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency DHLPMR Program, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Acad Med 83:390-8. 2008
    ....
  15. ncbi The rate and variation of referrals to behavioral medicine services for patients reporting poor mental health in the national spine network
    Thomas L Walsh
    Spine Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E154-60. 2005
    ..Descriptive analysis of cross-sectional data collected prospectively in 20 National Spine Network (NSN) centers...
  16. doi Evaluation of a new wound closure device for linear surgical incisions: 3M Steri-Strip S Surgical Skin Closure versus subcuticular closure
    Carolyn L Kerrigan
    Section of Plastic Surgery and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 125:186-94. 2010
    ..Technological innovations are often adopted before scientific comparison to an accepted standard. The authors' study compared suture with a new coaptive film device, 3M Steri-Strip S Surgical Skin Closure, on linear incisions...
  17. ncbi A conceptual idea to improve access in a complex health care system
    Karen Homa
    Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 13:243-63. 2004
    ..The target audience is health care organizations that want to improve access to their services but are challenged by the complexity of their processes...
  18. ncbi Where's the fall?
    Karen Homa
    J Healthc Qual 30:44-5. 2008
  19. pmc A training intervention to improve information management in primary care
    Karen E Schifferdecker
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Fam Med 40:423-32. 2008
    ....