Congress 2015 Speaker in the Spotlight
Friday, April 10, 2015
Posted by: Sara Reardon
This week’s speaker in the spotlight is Jonathan Bickel, MD, MS
Dr. Bickel is presently Director of Business Intelligence and Clinical Research Informatics at Children’s Hospital in Boston, as well as Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, also located in the Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and earned his Master of Biomedical Informatics at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, also at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, Jon was Clinical Instructor at the Children’s Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the electronic medical record, achieving a hospital-wide paperless system.
Is this your first time speaking at NPSF’s Annual Congress?
What are you most looking forward to at Congress?
This is a new audience for me, I'm looking forward to meeting and hearing the perspective of the NPSF Congress.
What does patient safety mean to you?
For me, patient safety means continuing to refine our electronic heath record technologies to better support all our clinicians.
You can find Dr. Bickel and his colleagues in the Optimizing the Benefits and Minimizing Harms of Health Technology track in Session 201: Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Uncover New Insights in Patient Safety from 11:00AM – 12:00AM on Thursday during Congress. For a full description of his session please see below. To register for the NPSF Congress, click here. To view details about other breakout sessions, click here.
Session 201: Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Uncover New Insights in Patient Safety
Jonathan Bickel, MD, MS, Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Clinical Research Informatics, Boston Children’s Hospital; Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Eric R. Hughes, PhD, The MITRE Corporation
Lisa Tutterow, MS, Program Manager for Patient Safety, Center for Transforming Health, The MITRE Corporation
Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Preventable errors in health care remain a costly problem. The National Patient Safety Partnership (NPSP), formed in 2013 by a group of health care organizations and MITRE through a trusted private-public partnership, facilitates the collection, analysis, and interpretation of diverse data sources. Big data analytics were applied within two projects to generate evidence-based insights at Boston Children’s Hospital, a leading pediatric academic medical center. Through the translation of data to hypotheses and practice insights, the partnership identified opportunities to enhance alarm management and potential vulnerabilities in the medication ordering process. Techniques successfully applied in other high reliability industries, including human factor and workflow deviation analyses, were tested. Further scaling of the model to proactively mitigate preventable harm within other academic pediatric care delivery organizations is planned.
Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the NPSP and how big data analytics can be used to generate evidence-based analysis to support patient safety improvements regarding alarms management
- List specific alarm patterns and insights gained through a big data analytics approach
- Demonstrate effective alarm management interventions that have the potential to reduce unnecessary alarms.
- Discuss the NPSP and how big data analytics can be used to characterize the underlying vulnerabilities in medication management that may lead to patient safety risks
- List specific medication ordering process steps and insights gained through a big data analytics approach
- Demonstrate effective medication safety interventions that have the potential to reduce ordering vulnerabilities