IPRO Authors

Numerous articles written or co-written by IPRO staff members have been selected for publication in leading scholarly journals nationwide, among them:

Recent Scholarly Articles

Myrka, Anne; Butterfield, Sara; B., Goss J.; Amin, Piyush; Ambrosy, Susan; Woellmer, Cynthia; Glock, Shelly. A Systems-Based Medication Reconciliation Process: With Implications for Home Healthcare. Home Healthcare Nurse. November/December 2011 – Volume 29 – Issue 10 – p 624-635

Butterfield, Sara; Stegel, Christine; Glock, Shelly, and Tartaglia, Dennis. Understanding Care Transitions as a Patient Safety Issue. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. May-June 2011, Vol. 8, No.3: Pages 28-33.

Guterman S, Shih A, Partners in Health: How Physicians and Hospitals Can Be Accountable Together, Chapter 4 Achieving the Vision: Payment Reform Kaiser Institute for Health Policy. 2010

Butterfield, Sara, Stegel, Christine, And Tartaglia, Dennis. Improving Outcomes Through Re-engineered Care Transitions: The New York Experience. The Remington Report. May-June 2010, Vol. 18 (3): Pages 12-15

Terry K., King, JM. Why Not the Best: A Health Care Quality Improvement Resource. BC Advantage. June/July 2009

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Malach M, Imperato PJ. Depression and acute myocardial infarction. Preventive Cardiology. 2004; 7(2):83-92.

Malach M, Imperato PJ. The importance of lipid evaluation and management in the prevention and treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Preventive Cardiology. 2002; 5(3):131-137.

Malach M, Quinley JC, Imperato PJ, Wallen M. Improving lipid evaluation and management in Medicare patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2001; 161:839-844.

Malach M, Nenner RP. Cooperative Cardiovascular Project (CCP): Underuse of quality indicators for acute myocardial infarction in Medicare patients in New York State. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 1997; 29: Supplement A 185A.

Asthma

Anarella J, Roohan P, Balistreri E, Gesten F. A survey of Medicaid recipients with asthma: perceptions of self-management, access and care. Chest. 2004; 125(4):1359-1367.

Atrial Fibrillation

Malach M. Use of anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents in atrial fibrillation in New York State: the IPRO study. Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports. 1997; 18(1):12-15.

Birth Certificate Validation

Roohan PJ, Josberger RE, Acar J, Dabir P, Feder HM, Gagliano PJ. Validation of birth certificate data in New York. Journal of Community Health. 2003; 28(5):335-346.

Cancer

Imperato PJ, Waisman J, Wallen M, Llewellyn CC, Pryor V. Improvements in breast cancer pathology practices among Medicare patients undergoing unilateral extended simple mastectomy. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2003; 18(4):164-170.

Imperato PJ, Waisman J, Wallen M, Llewellyn CC, Pryor V. Breast cancer pathology practices among Medicare patients undergoing unilateral extended simple mastectomy. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine. 2002; 11(6):537-547.

Quinley JC, Mahotiere T, Messina CR, Lee TK, Mikail C. Mammography facility based patient reminders and repeat mammograms for Medicare patients in New York State. Preventive Medicine. 2004; 38(1):20-27.

Imperato PJ, Waisman J, Wallen M, Pryor V, Rojas M, Terry K, Giardelli K, Daley M. Results of a cooperative educational program to improve prostate pathology reports among patients undergoing radical prostatectomy. Journal of Community Health. 2002; 27(1):1-13.

Imperato PJ, Waisman J, Wallen M, Pryor V, Starr S, Rojas M, Terry K, Giardelli K. The use of quality indicators for assessing radical prostatectomy specimens. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2000; 15(5):212-220.

Imperato PJ, Waisman J, Nenner RP. Radical prostatectomy specimens among Medicare patients in New York State. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 1998; 122(11):966-971.

Imperato PJ, Nenner RP, Will TO. Trends in radical prostatectomy in New York State. American Journal of Medical Quality. 1996; 11(4):205-213.

Imperato PJ, Nenner RP, Will TO. Radical prostatectomy: lower rates among African-American men. Journal of the National Medical Association. 1996; 88(9):589-594.

Cardiac Catheterization

Malach M. Book Review. Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography and Intervention, Fifth Edition. Journal of Community Health. 1996; 21(6):466-467.

Care Transitions

Myrka, Anne; Butterfield, Sara; B., Goss J.; Amin, Piyush; Ambrosy, Susan; Woellmer, Cynthia; Glock, Shelly. A Systems-Based Medication Reconciliation Process: With Implications for Home Healthcare. Home Healthcare Nurse. November/December 2011 – Volume 29 – Issue 10 – p 624-635

Butterfield, Sara; Stegel, Christine; Glock, Shelly, and Tartaglia, Dennis. Understanding Care Transitions as a Patient Safety Issue. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. May-June 2011, Vol. 8, No.3: Pages 28-33.

Butterfield, Sara, Stegel, Christine, And Tartaglia, Dennis. Improving Outcomes Through Re-engineered Care Transitions: The New York Experience. The Remington Report. May-June 2010, Vol. 18 (3): Pages 12-15

Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Silver AL, Callas R, Eichorn A, Pryor V, Starr H, Straub T. Community-acquired pneumonia: inpatient diagnostic and treatment patterns in New York State Medicare patients. Medical Quality Management Sourcebook. 1999.

Education

Nenner RP. Island Peer Review Organization educational posters. New York State Journal of Medicine. 1992;92(2):57-58.

Nenner RP. A physicians’ guide to quality review. New York State Journal of Medicine. 1991; 91(4):157-159.

Health Care Disparities

Mahotiere T, Ocepek-Welikson K, Daley MB, Byssainthe JP. A Program to Reduce the Disparity in the Rate of Biennial Lipid Profiles Between African-American and White Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes Mellitus in New York City. Journal of Community Health. 2006:31:263-288.

Health Information Technology

Terry K., King, JM. Why Not the Best: A Health Care Quality Improvement Resource. BC Advantage. June/July 2009

S. Columbus. Small Practice, Big Decision: Selecting an EHR System for Small Physician Practices. Journal of AHIMA. May 2006: 42-45.

Heart Catheterization

Imperato PJ, Malach M, Nenner RP, Starr H, Huang T, Dearie MB. Concurrent improvements in ambulatory cardiac catheterization practices following inpatient interventions. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 1999; 22(2):1-8.

Malach M, Imperato PJ, Nenner RP, Huang T, Dearie MB. Impact of an educational program on bilateral heart catheterization practice patterns. American Journal of Medical Quality. 1998; 13(4):213-222.

Heart Failure

Stimler C. The danger of depression. Heart and Health Reports. 2003 Nov/Dec; 5(6):1,4-5.

Malach M, Straub T, Pryor V, Huang T. Impact of educational intervention on the treatment of congestive heart failure in New York State. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 1999; 5(3) Suppl.1:46.

Silver AL¹. Heart failure treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in hospitalized Medicare patients in 10 large states. Archives of Internal Medicine. 1997; 157(10):1103-1108.

Hepatitis B

Williams I, Smith MG², Sinha D, Kernan D, Minor-Babin G, Garcia E, Robertson BH, Di Pentima R, Shapiro CN. Hepatitis B virus transmission in an elementary school setting. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1997; 278(24):2167-2169.

HIV

Silver AL, Eichorn A, Pickett GE. Inpatient treatment patterns of human immunodeficiency virus-associated pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in New York State Medicare patients. Clinical Performance & Quality Health Care. 1996; 4(1):14-17.

HIV Prevention

Imperato PJ, Gerber MG, Drussin LM. HIV prevention for medical students studying and working overseas. Journal of Community Health. 1999; 24(5):327-329.

Hospital Payment Monitoring Program

Davis G, Terry K, Goldstein A, Bodenheimer M. Irregular Billing Patterns: Are They Indicative of Payment Errors? Compliance Today. March 2008. This article, published in the March 2008 issue of Compliance Today appears here with permission from the Health Care Compliance Association. Call 888/580-8373 with reprint requests.

Terry K, Hrehor K, Davis G. Medical versus Surgical DRGs: Problems with inpatient stays?. BC Advantage. October/November 2007.

Hrehor K, Terry K. Are You Billing The Most Appropriate Setting?. BC Advantage. August/September 2007.

Kathy Terry, PhD: Federal Data: Using it to Target Hospital Payment Errors. BC Advantage. August/September 2006.

Estrella R. PEPPER: An Effort to Reduce the National Payment Error. Advance for Health Information Professionals. June 5, 2006.

Medication Reconciliation

Myrka, Anne; Butterfield, Sara; B., Goss J.; Amin, Piyush; Ambrosy, Susan; Woellmer, Cynthia; Glock, Shelly. A Systems-Based Medication Reconciliation Process: With Implications for Home Healthcare. Home Healthcare Nurse. November/December 2011 – Volume 29 – Issue 10 – p 624-635

Pay-For-Performance

Kuhmerker K, Hartman T. Pay-For-Performance in State Medicaid Programs: A Survey of State Medicaid Directors and Programs. The Commonwealth Fund. April 2007.

Pharmacy

Meek, Patrick D.; Evang, Samuel1; Tadrous, Mina1; Triller, Darren M. Gastrointestinal tolerability of anticholinergic drugs for treatment of overactive bladder compared to placebo: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 43 studies. Gastroenterology 2008;134(Suppl1):A528.

Triller D, Hamilton R. Effect of pharmaceutical care services on outcomes for home care patients with heart failure. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2007 64: 2244-2249.

Pneumonia/Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations

Quinley JC, Shih A. Improving physician coverage of pneumococcal vaccine: A randomized trial of a telephone intervention. Journal of Community Health. 2004; 29(2):103-115.

Shih A, Quinley J, Lee TK, Messina KR. Assessing pneumococcal revaccination safety among New York State Medicare beneficiaries. Public Health Reports. 2002; 117(2):164-173.

Shenson D, Quinley JC, DiMartino D, Stumpf P, Caldwell M, Lee TK. Pneumococcal immunizations at flu clinics: The impact of community-wide outreach. Journal of Community Health. 2001; 26(3):191-201.

Quality Improvement Analysis

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Will TO. IPRO’s health care quality improvement program. Journal of Community Health. 1995; 20(1):59-64.

Shih A, Dewar D, Hartman T. Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization Program Value in Nursing Homes. Health Care Financing Review. 2007; 28(3):109.

Quality of Care

Guterman S, Shih A, Partners in Health: How Physicians and Hospitals Can Be Accountable Together, Chapter 4 Achieving the Vision: Payment Reform. Kaiser Institute for Health Policy. 2010

Stimler C. Quality improvement projects: inaction presents the greatest risk. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2003; 163(21):2648-2649

Stimler, C. A pressure ulcer toolbox for facilitating hospital-wide quality. Advances in Wound Care. 1998; 11(Supplement 3):13.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Silver AL, Will TO. Quality of care problems among Medicare and Medicaid patients. Journal of Community Health. 1994; 19(5):307-18.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Will TO. Quality of care problems among Medicare patients in New York State. New York State Journal of Medicine. 1993; 93(3):159-162.

Respiratory Care

Rosenberg CR, Silver AL, Starr H, Davis GF. Asthma readmissions as a marker for suboptimal care. Clinical Performance & Quality Health Care. 1994; 2(4):260-264.

Stroke

Gropen TI, Gagliano PJ, Blake CA, Sacco RL, Kwiatkowski T, Richmond NJ, Leifer D, Libman R, Azhar S, Daley MB. Quality Improvement in Acute Stroke: The New York State Stroke Center Designation Project. Neurology. 2006; 67:88-93.

Surgery-Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Rosenberg C, Ronberg E. Increased cholecystectomy rates among Medicare patients after the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Journal of Community Health. 1994; 19(6):409-415.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Will TO. Questions patients should ask about laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1994; 120(5):443.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ. The learning curve. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1994; 271(11):824.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Will TO, Starr H, Soroff HS. Hospital reported complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy among Medicare and Medicaid patients. Journal of Community Health. 1993; 18(5):253-260.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Alcorn AM. Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a geriatric population group. New York State Journal of Medicine. 1992; 92(12):518-520.

Nenner RP, Imperato PJ, Alcorn AM. Serious complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in New York State. New York State Journal of Medicine. 1992; 92(5):179-181.

Surgical Complication Prevention

Hannan EL, Imperato PJ, Nenner RP, Starr H. Laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy in New York State: mortality, complications, and choice of procedures. Surgery. 1999; 125(2):223-231.

Silver AL, Eichorn A, Krai J, Pickett GE, Barie P, Pryor V, Dearie MB. Timeliness and use of antibiotic prophylaxis in selected inpatient surgical procedures. American Journal of Surgery. 1996; 171(6):548-552.

Imperato PJ, Nenner RP, Will TO, Rosenberg C, Dearie MB. The effects of regionalization on clinical outcomes for a high risk surgical procedure: a study of the Whipple procedure in New York State. American Journal of Medical Quality. 1996; 11(4):193-197.

Nenner RP. Surgical patients in New York hospitals may not receive optimum antibiotic treatments. New York State Society of Anesthesiologists-SPHERE. 1994; 46(4):2-3.

Nenner, RP. A quality improvement study: prophylactic antibiotics in selected surgical procedures. New York State Society of Anesthesiologists-SPHERE. 1994; 46(4):7-12.

1 IPRO co-author
2 IPRO co-author