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Dave Patterson
Discerning Systems Inc.
7887 Morley Street
Burnaby, BC V5E 3Y9
CANADA
Phone: 604-544-3748
Fax: 604-544-3648
Email: dave@discerningsystems.com

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Dave Patterson is founder and president of Discerning Systems Inc. (DSI), a company that specializes in the development of desktop and web-based applications for statistical and medical research studies. Incorporated in 1992, DSI continues to focus on providing powerful, robust solutions based on effective user interfaces that are deceptively simple to use.

Projects range in scale from the development of user interface 'shell' programs that wrap complicated statistical analyses with a user-friendly means to input, interact with, analyze and interpret data processed such as the DRUGStat (B. Lambert, UIC), MIXED UP (D. Hedeker, UIC) and MIXZIP (R.D. Gibbons, UofC) programs to multi-tiered web applications hosted on private servers for use on desktop computers or mobile devices.

With over 20 years of academic collaboration on projects from medical imaging to ground-water statistics to hand-held ecological momentary assessment data collection, Mr. Patterson possesses experience in working with teams to provide solutions exceeding specifications and expectations.

Professor teaching graduate students

Odwazny, Richard Stanley
Project Manager, Dept, Internal Medicine Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

A. Personal Statement
One aspect of the proposed research involves use of a Microsoft Excel workbook to train caregivers in the use of insulin to manage blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. I wrote the programs that enable the Excel workbook to emulate the responses of diabetic patients to insulin therapy. I will enhance and revise the programs as needed to attain the goals of the proposed research. I will also contribute my knowledge of the underlying assumptions and limitations of the emulation. I also have decades of experience in extracting information from electronic clinical records. I will arrange for the extraction of data needed for the proposed research from the electronic patient records used at Rush University Medical Center. Finally, I have previous experience as a co-investigator.

B. Positions and Honors
Positions and Employment
One aspect of the proposed research involves use of a Microsoft Excel workbook to train caregivers in the use of insulin to manage blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. I wrote the programs that enable the Excel workbook to emulate the responses of diabetic patients to insulin therapy. I will enhance and revise the programs as needed to attain the goals of the proposed research. I will also contribute my knowledge of the underlying assumptions and limitations of the emulation. I also have decades of experience in extracting information from electronic clinical records. I will arrange for the extraction of data needed for the proposed research from the electronic patient records used at Rush University Medical Center. Finally, I have previous experience as a co-investigator.

Professional Memberships
1973 - Member, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
1988 - Diplomate, American College of Healthcare Executives


Honors
2002 - Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

C. Selected, peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order)
Most relevant to the current application Harting, B. P., Hasler, S. G., et al. (2008). Computer-Based Simulation as a Teaching Tool for Residents Treating Patients with Cancer-Related Pain Crises, Quality Management in Health Care, 2008(17), 192-199. Harting, B. P., Abrams, R. I., et al. (2008). Effects of Training on a Simulator of Pain Care on the Quality of Pain Care for Patients with Cancer-Related Pain, Quality Management in Health Care, 2008(17), 200-203. Additional recent publications McNutt, R. A., Abrams, R. I., et al. (2002). Patient Safety Efforts Should Focus on Medical Errors, Journal of the American Medical Association, 2002, 287(15), 1997-2001. Odwazny, R. S., Hasler, S. G., et al. (2005). Organizational and Cultural Changes for Providing Safe Patient Care, Quality Management in Health Care, 2005(14), 132-143. Schiff, G. D., Hasan, O., et al. (2009) Analysis of 583 Physician-Reported Errors, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2009, 169(20):1881-1887 McNutt, R.; Johnson, T.; et al. (2010) Change in MS-DRG Assignment and Hospital Reimbursement as a Result of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Changes in Payment for Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Is It Coding or Quality?, Quality Management in Health Care, 2010, 19:17-24 Johnson, T.; Bardhan, J.; et al. (2012) Hospital Care May Not Affect the Risk of Readmission, Quality Management in Health Care, 2012, 21:68-73 McNutt, R.; Johnson, T.; et al. (2012) Cost and Quality Implications of Discrepancies between Admitting and Discharge Diagnoses, Quality Management in Health Care, 2012;21: 220-227.

D. Research Support
Completed Research Support Cardinal Health Grant Harting (PI) 7/1/08-6/30/09 A prospective model for identifying patients at increased risk for catheter-associated urinary tract infections The goal of this project was the development of the model. Role: Co-Investigator

Professor teaching graduate students

Allen J. Vaida
BSc, Pharm.D, FASHP

Biographic Profile

Allen J. Vaida is the Executive Vice President for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in Horsham, PA. He previously served as Vice President of Clinical Operations (Chief Operating Officer) at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown, PA. Prior to his appointment as Vice President in 1995, Vaida held the positions of Director of Pharmacy and then Assistant Vice President and Director of Pharmacy at Suburban General Hospital in Norristown, PA. Dr.Vaida has served on various committees and as a board member for several healthcare organizations including as a Trustee for ISMP from its incorporation in 1994 through his employment as Executive Director in 2000. Vaida served on the United States Pharmacopeia's Safe Medication Use Expert Committee from 2000 through 2005 and is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Assistant Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Adjunct Associate for the Centers for Heath Policy and Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University and Stanford University School of Medicine.

He currently serves on the Union of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine, is a past member of the FDA's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee, and still serves as special government employee. He has given professional presentations on hospital and pharmacy systems and management, error prevention strategies, healthcare outcomes, integrated systems and interdisciplinary collaboration. Vaida has published numerous articles in the pharmacy literature and served as a script and production consultant for the videos, Reducing Medication Errors through Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Pharmaceutical Care in OncologyTherapy: Caring Enough to Understand. He has made numerous presentations on medication error reduction strategies and the importance of learning from errors. Dr. Vaida has been interviewed by national radio, print, and television journalists including live interviews on the Early Show, with Julie Chen; Good Morning America, with Diane Sawyer; and Nancy Grace. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a recipient of the Pharmacist of the Year Award in Pennsylvania and the Jonathan Roberts Award from the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1995. Vaida received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Scranton, a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota.

Professor teaching graduate students

Diana J. Wilkie
Professor and Harriet H. Werley Chair for Nursing Research
Director, Center for End-of-Life Transition Research
Biobehavioral Health Science, (MC 802) Room 660
University of Illinois
845 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60612

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Diana J. Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN is a professor and the Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. She also is the Director of the Center for End-of-Life Transition Research. She earned her AD in nursing from the University of Hawaii, BSN from Mesa College in Colorado, and MS and PhD in nursing from the University of California at San Francisco She has been a pain specialist since 1984. She has been continuously funded for more than 25 years with grants totaling more than $30 million, and she has been using informatics in her research for more than 10 years. She recently completed two randomized clinical trials: 1) massage on hospice patient outcomes; and 2) computerized pain assessment, decision support for clinicians and tailored multimedia patient education tools on clinical outcomes in outpatients with cancer. Her current research studies include a randomized clinical trial testing the effects of: 1) computerized pain assessment, decision support for clinicians and tailored multimedia patient education tools on clinical outcomes in sickle cell disease; 2) Internet-based, tailored multimedia education about reproductive choices for people with sickle cell disease or trait; and 3) data mining of electronic healthcare records for end-of-life patients with benchmark visualization for decision supports at the point of care. Also, she is a co-investigator on many studies with colleagues in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and engineering. She publishes and lectures extensively on pain, palliative care and end-of-life topics. In 2012, she received a University of Illinois Scholar Award and was elected to the Institute of Medicine.

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Andy Pickering
Professor, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter

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Barbara O'Keefe
Dean, School of Communication and Professor, Communication Studies at Northwestern University

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Daniel J. O'Keefe
Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

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William F. Brewer
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois

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