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Completed Projects Supported by DARE and Community Health Grants


(POEM) Practice of Embracing each Moment
Ai Kubo | DSGP | Completed

A learning health care system in action: Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Gabriel Escobar, Laura Myers, Vincent Liu | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

A Prenatal Care Strategy that Included Telehealth had Similar Outcomes as In-Person Visits
Assiamira Ferrra, Mara Greenberg | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

A Randomized, Multi-Drug De-Prescribing Intervention did not Change Medication Use or Geriatric-Syndrome Diagnoses
Maisha Draves, Lisa Herrinton | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Accuracy of Prenatal Detection of Clinically Significant Congenital Heart Disease Among Still- and Live-Births at Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Kavin Desai, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Adductor Canal Catheters not Superior to Conventional Therapy for Postoperative Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Trial
Adrian Hinman, Andy Avins | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

All-Stage melanoma: rapid case ascertainment
Tatjana Kolevska, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

An evaluation of the StrokeEXPRESS phase II - thrombectomy program
Mai Nguyen-Huynh, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Assessing eligibility, participation, and initial outcomes in lung cancer screening
Sundeep Nayak, Lori Sakoda | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Assessing Gaps in Recommended Follow-up Surveillance for Survivors of Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer
Lesile Manace Brenman, Devon Check | TAP | Completed

Assessing practice patterns and potential quality gaps in primary nodule evaluation
Archan Shah, Dinesh Kotek, Lori Sakoda | DSGP | Completed

Assessing variation in the incidence of myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) across medical centers and over time
Edward Yap, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Association Between Injected Corticosteroids and Risk for Influenza and COVID-19
Joshua Rittenberg, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed

Association of Nerve Blocks with Hospital Length of Stay for Surgical Abdominal Procedures
Jonathan Khersonsky, Cynthia Campbell | RAU | Completed

Asthma Medication Ratio (AMR): Does Its Utility Vary by Race?
Imran Junaid, Carlos Iribarren | TAP | Completed

Automatic risk stratification for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism to improve utilization of risk-appropriate pharmacological prophylaxis
Raymond Liu, Gabriel Escobar, Vincent Liu | DSGP | Completed

Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure
Varun Saxena, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Cancer Wizard
David Baer, Tracy Lieu | RAU | Completed

Changes in utilization, staging, and treatment after implementation of regionalized care for upper gastrointestinal cancer
Robert Li, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Characteristics and Clinical Trajectory of COVID-19 Patients Admitted from the Emergency Department
Reed, M. | RAU | Completed

Characteristics of ED Patients Who Test Positive for SARS-CoV-2 in a Community Health Setting
Dale Cotton, Mary Reed | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Clinical, demographic, and referral pattern characteristics of 'Connect to Care' (C2C) outpatients
Matthew Hirschtritt, Stacy Sterling | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Colorectal cancer screening in African-American patients
TR Levin | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies to Prevent Nephritis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Robert Goldstein, Lisa Herrinton | TAP | Completed

Complex chronic patients
Julie Sandoval, Richard Grant | DSGP | Completed

Continuation of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Postpartum Depression
Kathryn Ridout, Lyndsay Avalos | PRP | Completed | View Summary

COVID-19 Complications Are Not More Common Among Immunosuppressed Populations in KPNC
Fernando Velayos, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

COVID-19 related changes in health care delivery and health outcomes among pregnant women and their newborns
Mara Greenberg, Assiamira Ferrara | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Current outcomes & management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis
Robert Chang, Mai Nguyen-Huynh | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Delivery of Inpatient Pediatric Eating Disorder Care in a Large Integrated Health Care Delivery System
Josephine Lau, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Delivery Science Rapid Analysis Program (RAP)
Rick Dlott, Julie Schmittdiel | DSGP | Completed

Developing a TPMG Pathway for Selective Oncotype Testing in Early Breast Cancer
Veronica Shim, Laurie Habel | DSGP | Completed

Development and implementation of an evidence-based risk calculator for diabetic retinopathy screening and population management
Dariusz Tarasewicz, Oleg Sofrygin | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Development and testing of a mobile-health (m-health) intervention tool to help obese women achieve appropriate gestational weight gain
Tracy Flanagan, Sarah Mandel, Monique Hedderson | DSGP | Completed

Development of a prediction algorithm for deteriorating glycemic control in the NCal KP population with diabetes.
Lisa Gilliam, Julie Schmittdiel | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Development of the Kaiser prostate cancer risk calculator; Impact of 2012 USPSTF statement on screening behavior in men >70
Joe Presti, Stacey Alexeef, Brandon Horton, Stephanie Prausnitz, Andy Avins. | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Diet quality and cardiovascular disease risk among breast cancer survivors in the Pathways Study
Rajiv Misquitta, Issac Ergas | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Does Centering Pregnancy Impact Patient Satisfaction with Prenatal Care and Maternal Health and Behavioral Outcomes?
Lyndsay Avalos, Joanna Stark | DSGP | Completed

Does timing to surgery for lung cancer have an effect on outcomes?
Jeffrey Velotta, Lori Sakoda | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Effectiveness and safety of interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
David Witt, Michael Allerton, Michael Silverberg | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Effects of prenatal screening biochemical analyte levels on pregnancy outcomes
Leslie Manace Brenmann, Erica Gunderson | DSGP | Completed

Efficient triaging of adnexal masses (3 phases)
Betty Suh-Burgmann, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Electroconvulsive therapy, anesthetic choice, and real-world patient outcomes
Kevin Li, Esti Iturralde | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Electronic inbasket strategies
Jeff East, Mark Moeller, Tracy Lieu | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Electronically Identifying Patients at Elevated Risk of HIV Increased Pharmacologic HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use: A Clinical Trial
Michael Silverberg, Jonathan Volk | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Epidemiologic Analysis of Chilblains Eruptions at the time of COVID19
Patrick McCleskey. Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Epithelial ovarian cancer: rapid case ascertainment
Chunnan Liu, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Evaluate “Centering Pregnancy”, a group prenatal care program, impact on health outcomes and health care utilization. 
Joanna Stark, Lyndsay Avalos | DSGP | Completed

Evaluating ASD interventions in KPNC
Meghan Davignon, Lisa Croen | DSGP | Completed

Evaluating Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Implementation in Cesarean Deliveries Within KPNC
Mengfei Huang, Monique Hedderson | TAP | Completed

Evaluating outcomes and efficiency of consolidated multidisciplinary care for head and neck cancer
Charles Meltzer, Lori Sakoda | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Evaluating the impact of cancer on COVID-19 diagnoses and outcomes
Andrea Harzstark, Julie Schmittdiel, Archana Anantharaman | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Evaluation of a novel equity-focused intervention to optimize thiazide dosing & improve blood pressure control among African Americans
Joe Young, Alyce Adams | DSGP | Completed

Evaluation of More Than Words Program at KPNC
Meghan Davignon, Lisa Croen | DSGP | Completed

Evaluation of physical function measure by the PF-5 in Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Michael Yoo, Vinnie Liu | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Evaluation of structured reporting of lung nodules detected on chest CT
Tom Urbania, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Evaluation of the Achieving Depression and Anxiety Patient Centered Treatment (ADAPT PLUS) Program as a model for immediate care delivery to outpatients with depression and anxiety
Kathryn Erickson-Ridout, Connie Weisner. Esti Iturralde, Samuel Ridout | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Gastric cancer: rapid case ascertainment
Yan Li, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Genetic testing of women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome
Bethan Powell, Larry Kushi | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Glyburide vs insulin for the treatment of women with gestational diabetes
Yvonee Crites, Anne Regenstein, Monique Hedderson | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Heart failure readmission intervention
Keane Lee, Alan Go | DSGP | Completed

Hepatocellular carcinoma and interventional radiology
Maud Morshedi, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Hodgkin's lymphomas: rapid case ascertainment
Antoine Sayegh, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

HOME study : Hospital Utilization by Patients Experiencing Homelessness
Julie Schmittdiel (PI), Somalee Banerjee et al | CB | Completed

How COVID Changed Our Practice: Telehealth in TPMG Surgical Cancer Care
Gillian Kuehner , Mary Reed | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Identification and management of familial hypercholesterolemia in an integrated health care delivery system.
Richard Birnbaum | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Identifying Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use References Within Free-Text Data Fields in the Electronic Health Record
Renee Fogelberg, Kelly Young-Wolff | TAP | Completed

Identifying Surgical Timing to Optimize Outcomes for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Surgery
Jeffrey Velotta, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Immunity and patterns of disease exposure for COVID-19 across Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Jacek Skarbinski | PRP | Completed

Impact of Opioid Safety Initiative Education on Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing
Mamata Kene, Mary Reed | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation and Outcomes Following Regionalization of Adrenal Surgery
Reza Rahbari, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Algorithm in Breast Imaging for Screening Backlog Management
Vignesh Arasu, Laurel Habel | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Implementation of Evidence-Based Surgery for Pediatric Hernia Repair
Albert Chong, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation of Familial Hypercholesterolemia and template transition protocol
Richard Birnbaum, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed

Implementation of Patient Reported Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer
Jed Katzel, Stephen Van Den Eeden | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Implementation of Post-Mastectomy Home Recovery Program in a Large, Integrated Health Delivery System
Brooke Vuong, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation success of integrated program on hepatitis B identification, surveillance, and treatment
Krisna Chai & Joanna Ready, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Improving ARDS care
Greg Marelich, Vincent Liu | DSGP | Completed

Improving Human Papilloma Virus Immunization Rates
Janet Lai, Kevin Wang, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Improving Outcomes and Care Experience among Dual Eligible Members: The Role of Health System Factors
Somalee Banerjee, Alyce Adams | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Improving risk stratification of E.D. patients with acute heart failure: external validation of the STRATIFY tool
Dana Sax, Mary Reed | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Improving stroke prevention for high-risk AFib by discharge redesign using electronic clinical decision support
David Vinson, Mary Reed | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Incidence of outpatient thromboembolism in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infections
Nareg Roubinian, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Inpatient outcomes associated with regional implementation of a benzodiazepine-sparing alcohol withdrawal orderset
Vincent Liu | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Is nutritional management associated with improved outcomes in pregnancy post-bariatric surgery?
Mara Greenberg, Monique Hedderson | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Is Peri-Articular Injection Alone Equivalent to Peri-Articular Injection plus Adductor Canal Catheter in the Management of Post-Operative Pain Following Primary Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty
Adrian Hinman, Andy Avins | DSGP | Completed

Ketamine and treatment resistant depression (proposal support)
Steven Hamilton, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed

Kidney Disease Population Care
Sijie Zheng, Alan Go | DSGP | Completed

KPNC Stroke EXPRESS program: analysis and dissemination
Mai Nguyen-Huynh, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed

KP-specific cardiac history and risk summaries: standardizing Emergency Work-ups Around Risk Data (STEWARD) Chest Pain Project - Phase 3
Dustin Mark, Mary Reed | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventative Healing Approach to Prevent Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Breast Cancer
Amanda Graff-Baker, Marilyn Kwan | DSGP | Completed

Management and outcomes of patients with valvular heart disease
Matt Solomon, Alan Go | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Manual of Procedures and Pilot-testing a Cluster Randomized Study of the Effectiveness of a Deprescribing Intervention (aka Deprescribing Phase II)
Maisha Draves, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Mental Health Service Demand in the face of COVID-19
Kathryn Ridout, Esti Iturralde | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Mesothelioma: rapid case ascertainment
Jennifer (Marie) Suga, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Minimally invasive esophagectomy
Simon Ashiku, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Mobile health mindfulness in cancer palliative care
Tatjana Kolevska, Yan Li, Ai Kubo | DSGP | Completed

Natural history of body weight changes with gastrostomy feeding tube, jejunostomy feeding tube, esophageal stent, or no intervention in patients with esophageal cancer who start chemotherapy and chemoradiation
Jeffrey Velotta, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Neurotrophic keratopathy: Incidence, presentation, utilization, and outcomes before adoption of corneal neurotization
Catherine J. Choi, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

No Differences in ED Visits, Hospitalizations, or Mortality Among Heart Failure Patients with Remote Telemonitoring
Amir Axelrod, Andrew Ambrosy, Alan Go | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Novel KP Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator Leads to Better Selection of Men Needing a Biopsy in Those with Mild PSA Elevations
Joseph Presti, Andrew Avins | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Novel Risk Stratification Optimizes Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Protocols and Guidelines
Varun Saxena, Julie Schmittdiel | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)
Andrea Rubinstein, Cynthia Campbell | DSGP | Completed

Optimization of Diagnosis of Serrated Polyps of the Colorectum among KPNC Gastroenterologists and Pathologists
Dan Li | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Optimizing Acne Care: What is the Impact of Isotretinoin?
Veena Vanchinathan, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Outcomes of door-to-needle times in stroke patients
Alex Flint, Jeff Klingman, Mai Nguyen-Huynh | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Outcomes of laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair compared with the open approach
Albert Chong, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Outreach to Enhance COVID-19 Vaccination Among Hesitant Elderly
Tracy Lieu | DSGP | Completed

PAN #3: Efficacy and Value
Kourosh Kojouri, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Patient experiences with video visits
Irwin Barr, Craig Wargon, Rahul Parikh, Mary Reed | DSGP | Completed

Patient reported outcomes in pancreatic cancer
Piyush Srivastava, Stephen Van Den Eeden | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Pediatric Obesity and Weight Tracking in the Get Healthy Action Plan (GHAP) Population
Dewey Woo, Joan Lo | TAP | Completed

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Predictive Modeling to Streamline Care
Mustafa Bseikri, Elizabeth Feliciano | DSGP | Completed

Physical Function in Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Stephen Van Den Eeden, | DSGP | Completed

Population management reports
Quality & Operations Support, Lisa Herrinton | DSGP | Completed

Predicting Adverse Outcomes and Poorer Quality of Life After TAVR is Challenging in Real World Populations
Ed McNulty, Alan Go | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Predictors of Secure Electronic Message Opening and Response among KPNC Members with Diabetes
Rick Dlott, Anjali Gopalan | TAP | Completed

PRognostic Information SysteM (PRISM): refinement and testing in actual practice
David Baer,Tracy Lieu | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Proposal for evaluation of an asthma sensor system
Imran Junaid, Tracy Lieu | RAU | Completed

Rapid case ascertainment and review for bladder cancer
Andrea Harzstark, Liyan Liu | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Rapid Case Ascertainment for pancreatic cancer
Tilak Sundaresan, Liyan Liu | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Real-time decision support algorithms for pulmonary embolism in the ED
CREST Network, Mary Reed | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Reduce Disparities in Blood Pressure Control: Focus on Adequate Dosing of Thiazide Diuretics
Joe Young, Alyce Adams | TAP | Completed

Regionalization of testicular cancer
Andrea Harzstark, Lisa Herrinton | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Remote Glucose Monitoring in Pregnancies with Gestational Diabetes: Assessing Uptake and Outcomes
Mara Greenberg, Monique Hedderson | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Retrospective analysis of incidence and health outcomes of asthma patients with COVID-19 within a large multi-site healthcare system
Lindsay Finkas, Carlos Iribarren | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Risk factors for conversion of hip arthroscopy to total hip arthroplasty
David Ding, Adrian Hinman, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Risk of COVID-19 pandemic on immunosuppressed populations
Fernando Velayos, Julie Schmittdiel, Bradley Frueh | RAU | Completed

Robotic hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease - Phase 1 feasibility
Fred Ramos, Tina Raine-Bennett, Lisa Herrinton | DSGP | Completed

Sarcoma: rapid case ascertainment
Minggui Pan, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Screening for adverse childhood experiences in pediatric primary care
Paul Espinas, Stacy Sterling | DSGP | Completed

Significance of borderline high and high serum calcium levels in high risk kidney stone patients in a community practice. Emphasis on high normal serum calcium levels
Mark Gasparini, Stephen Van Den Eeden | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Strategies for optimizing video care in a diverse population
Irene Chen, Tracy Lieu | DSGP | Completed

Stroke EXPRESS: Transition to TNKase
Jeff Klingman, Abby Eaton | RAU | Completed

Surgical referral and outcomes of standardized ultrasound reporting of adnexal masses
Betty Suh-Burgmann, Lisa Herrinton | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Surgical resection of hepatic metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer
CK Chang, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed

Survivorship in Advanced Melanoma: Planning Beyond Remission
Juraj Kavecansky | CB | Completed

T- and NK- cell lymphomas: rapid case ascertainment
Lisa Law, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Targeted Outreach Improve Treatment Initiation Post-Fracture
Joan Lo, Kendal Hamann | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Tele-dermatology and care processes
Sangeeta Marwaha, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Tele-dermatology to diagnose rash
Sangeeta Marwaha, Lisa Herrinton | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Testicular cancer: rapid case ascertainment
Andrea Harzstark, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

The association between ERAS implementation and changes in post-discharge opioid use
Derrick Lee, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

The impact of ACEs and resilience on Obstetric health outcomes
Carey Watson, Cynthia Campbell | RAU | Completed | View Summary

The Impact of California Shelter-In-Place on Incidence of Gynecologic Emergencies in a Community-Based Population
Eve Zaritsky, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

The impact of the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelets on the risk of hospitalization and mortality in patients with COVID-19
Ashok Pai, Gwendolyn Ho, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

The Medical Financial Assistance Program: Process, Reach, & Opportunity.
Michael Rothman, Catherine Gutfreund, Alyce Adams | TAP | Completed | View Summary

The relationship of robotic approach and surgical volume with outcomes of hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease (Phase 2)
Fred Ramos, Tracy Flanagan, Lisa Herrinton | DSGP | Completed

The Timing of Adverse Events with Inpatient Misoprostol for Cervical Ripening: Implications for Outpatient Use
Vanitha Mohta, Tina Raine-Bennett | TAP | Completed

Time Trends in Therapies and Outcomes for a Community-based Population of Adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, 2013-2017
Lisa Law, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Trend in treatment location of patients with Covid-19 infection in an integrated health system
Laura Myers, Kevin Ng | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Up-Front Vs. Genetic Consultation for Genetic Testing Increases Compliance, Reduces Time to Test, and Increases Detection
Veronica Shim, Laurel Habel | TAP | Completed | View Summary

Use and outcomes of CT angiography
Jamal Rana, Alan Go | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Use of a modified Eat, Sleep, Console tool for management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Lisa Chyi, Michael Kuzniewicz | DSGP | Completed

VentViz: mechanical ventilation and ARDS care through data visualization
Greg Marelich, Vincent Liu | DSGP | Completed

ViTelemedicine (Compared to in-Person Gastroenterology Visits) Had High Patient Satisfaction and Comparable Physician Decision-Making
Craig Munroe, Doug Corley | RAU | Completed | View Summary