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OI Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications & Abstracts:

2017

  1. Mistry B, Steward de Ramirez S, Kelen GD, Schmitz PSK, Levin S, Martinez DA, Psoter K, Anton X, Hinson J. Accuracy and Reliability of Emergency Department Triage Using the Emergency Severity Index: An International Multicenter Assessment. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 27 Sep 2017.
  2. Woods-Hill CZ, Fackler J, McMillan KN, Ascenzi J, Voskertchian A, Colantuoni E, Martinez DA, Toerper M, Levin S, Milstone AM. Association of a Clinical Practice Guideline With Blood Culture Use in Critically Ill Children. JAMA Pediatrics. 2017 Feb 1.
  3. Woods-Hill C, Fackler J, McMillan K, Ascenzi J, Martinez D, Toerper M, Voskertchian A, Colantuoni E, Klaus S, Levin S, Milstone A. Reducing unnecessary blood culture use in critically ill children: towards microbiologic stewardship in a pediatric intensive care unit. JAMA Pediatr. (In Press), 2017. PMID
  4. Martinez D, Feijoo F, Zayas-Castro J, Das T, Levin S. A Strategic Gaming Model for Health Information Exchange Markets. Health Care Manag Sci. (In Press), 2017. PMID 27600378
  5. Kelen G, Troncoso R, Trebach J, Levin S, Cole G, Delaney C, Lee Jenkins J, Fackler J, Sauer L. Reverse Triage for Creation of Hospital Surge Capacity. JAMA Pediatr. (In Press), 2017. PMID
  6. Toerper M, Kelen G, Sauer L, Bayram J, Catlett C, Levin S. Hospital Surge Capacity: A Web-Based Decision Support Tool for Emergency Planners. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. (In Press), 2017 PMID
  7. Klein E, Levin S, Toerper M, Makowsky M, Xu T, Cole G, Kelen G. The Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Utilization in Maryland Emergency Departments. Ann Emerg Med. (In Press), 2017 PMID
  8. Levin S, Toerper M, Hamrock E, Hinson J, Barnes S, Gardner H, Dugas A, Linton B, Kirsch T, Kelen G. Machine Learning-Based Triage More Accurately Differentiates Patients with Respect to Clinical Outcomes Compared to the Emergency Severity Index. Ann Emerg Med. (In Press), 2017 PMID
  9. Azari A, Janeja V, Levin S.  MILES: Multiclass Imbalanced Learning in Ensembles through Selective Sampling. ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. Apr 2017:811-816. Marrakech, Morocco.  
  10. Tran QK, Bayram JD, Boonyasai RT, Case M, Connor C, Doggett D, Fawole O, Ijagbemi OM, Levin S, Wu A, Pham JC. Pediatric ED Return: A Literature Review of Risk Factors and Interventions. Pediatric Emergency Care. 32(8):570-7, 2017. PMID 27490736
  11. Lentz B, Jenson A, Hinson J, Levin S, Cabral S, George K, Hsu E, Kelen G. Validity of Emergency Department Triage Tools: Addressing Heterogeneous Definitions of Over-Triage and Under-Triage. Am J Emerg Med. (In Press), 2017. 

2016

  1. Mistry B, Hinson JS, Balhara KS, E'nouz MA, Othman IY, Anton X, Martinez DA, Levin S, Scheulen J, Stewart de Ramirez S. Assessing accuracy and inter-rater reliability of the Emergency Severity Index in triage in the Al-Rahba Emergency Department: A cross-sectional observational study. European Society of Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria, 2016 Oct.
  2. Martinez DA, Feijoo F, Zayas-Castro JL, Das TK, and Levin S. A strategic gaming model for health information exchange markets. Health Care Management Science. 2016 Sep 6; 1-12.
  3. Wan H, Zhang L, Witz S, Musselman K, Yi F, Mullen C, Benneyan J, Zayas-Castro JL, Rico F, Cure L., and Martinez DA. A literature review of preventable hospital readmissions: Preceding the Readmissions. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. 2016 July; 6(4):1-19.
  4. Martinez DA, Tsalatsanis A, Yalcin A, Zayas-Castro JL, Djulbegovic B. Activating clinical trials: a process improvement approach. Trials. 2016 Feb 24; 17(1):1.
  5. Barnes S, Hamrock E, Toerper M, Siddiqui S, Levin S. Real-Time Prediction of Inpatient Length of Stay for Discharge Prioritization. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 23:2-10, 2016. PMID 26253131
  6. France D, Levin S, Ding R, Hemphill R, Han J, Russ S, Aronsky D, Weinger M. Factors Influencing Time-dependent Quality Indicators for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in the Emergency Department. J Patient Saf. (In Press) 2016. PMID 26756723
  7. Toerper M, Flanagan E, Siddiqui S, Appelbaum J, Kasper E, Levin S. Cardiac Catheterization Inpatient Forecast Tool: A Prospective Evaluation. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 23:49-57, 2016. PMID 26342217
  8. Phelps C, Madhavan G, Rappuoli R, Levin S, Shortliffe E, Colwell R. Strategic Planning in Population Health and Public Health Practice: A Call to Action for Higher Education. Milbank Q. 94(1):109-125, 2016 PMID 26994711.
  9. Balhara K, Levin S, Cole G, Scheulen J, Anton X, Rahiman H, Stewart De Ramirez S. Emergency Department Resource Utilization during Ramadan: Distinct Reproducible Patterns Over Four Years in Abu Dhabi. Eur J Emerg Med. (In Press), 2016. PMID 27101280. 
  10. Dugas A, Kirsch T, Toerper M, Korley F, Yenokyan G, France D, Hager D, Levin S.  An Electronic Emergency Triage System Improves Patient Distribution. J Emerg Med. 50(6):910-918, 2016. PMID 27133736.
  11. Klembczyk J, Jalalpour M, Levin S, Washington R, Pines J, Rothman R, Dugas A. Google Flu Trends Spatial Variability Validated against Emergency Department Influenza-related Visits. J Med Internet Res. 18(6):e175, 2016. PMID 27354313. 
2015
  1. Martinez DA, Mora E, Gemmani M, Zayas-Castro J. Uncovering Hospitalists' Information Needs from Outside Healthcare Facilities in the Context of Health Information Exchange Using Association Rule Learning. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2015 Nov 1; 6(4):684-97.
  2. Strauss AT, Martinez DA, Garcia-Arce A, Taylor S, Mateja C, Fabri PJ, Zayas-Castro JL. A user needs assessment to inform health information exchange design and implementation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2015 Oct 12; 15(1):1.
  3. Rico F, Liu Y, Martinez DA, Huang S, Zayas-Castro JL, Fabri PJ. Preventable Readmission Risk Factors for Patients with Chronic Conditions. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2015 Mar 6; 38(3):127-142.
  4. Levin S, Siddiqui S, Satjapot P. SMART Vaccines Software Updates. In Institute of Medicine. Ranking Vaccines: Applications of a Prioritization Software Tool: Phase III: Use Case Studies and Data Framework. Washington DC. The National Academies Press, 2015. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18763 PMID 25834878
  5. Jalalpour M, Gel Y, Levin S. Forecasting demand for health services: Development of a publicly available toolbox. Oper Res Health Care. 5(1):1-9, 2015.
  6. Redd V, Levin S, Toerper M, Peterson S. Effects of a Fully Accessible MRI in the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 22(6):741-749, 2015. PMID 25998846.
  7. Madhavan G, Phelps C, Sangha K, Levin S, Rappuoli R. Bridging the Gap: Need for a Data Repository to Support Vaccine Prioritization Efforts. Vaccine. 8(33):B34-B39, 2015. PMID 26022565 
  8. Klembczyk J, Jalalpour M, Levin S, Washington R, Pines J, Rothman R, Dugas J. Google Flu Trends: Spatial Correlation with Influenza Emergency Department Visits. International Society of Disease Surveillance Annual Conference Proceedings. Dec 2015:7(1):e87. Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  9. Azari A, Vandana J, Levin S.  Imbalanced Learning to Predict Long-Stay Emergency Patients. Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), IEEE International Conference on. Nov 2015:807-814. Washington, DC, USA.
  10. Levin S, Garifullin M. Simulating Wait Time in Healthcare: Accounting for Transition Process Variability Using Survival Analysis. Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. Dec 2015:1252-1260. Huntington Beach, CA. USA.
2014
  1. Hamrock E, Paige K, Parks J, Scheulen J, Levin S. Relieving emergency department crowding: Simulating the effects of improving patient flow over time. J Hosp Adm. 4(1):42-47, 2014.
  2. Toerper M, Veltri M, Hamrock E, Mollenkopf N, Holt K, Levin S. Medication Waste Reduction in Pediatric Pharmacy Batch Processes. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 19(2):111-117, 2014. PMID 25024671
  3. Boonyasai T, Ijagbemi O, Pham J, Wu A, Dogget D, Bayram J, Levin S, Connor C. Improving the Emergency Department Discharge Process: Environmental Scan Report.  Agency for Healthcare Research in Quality (AHRQ). Publication No. 14(15)-0067-EF, 2014. Available at https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/systems/hospital/edenvironmentalscan/edenvironmentalscan.pdf        
2013
  1. Discrete Event Simulation for Healthcare Organizations: A tool for decision making (Hamrock, Levin) (J HealthCare Mgmt 2013 Mar-Apr; 58 (2): 110-24
  2. Dugas A, Jalalpour M, Gel Y, Levin S, Torcaso F, Igusa T, Rothman R. Influenza Forecasting with Google Flu Trends. PLoS One. 8(2):e56176, 2013. PMID 23457520.
  3. Levin S. Computational Modeling for SMART Vaccines. In Institute of Medicine. Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Tool: Phase II: Prototype of a Decision-Support System. Washington DC, The National Academies Press, 2013. PMID 2490195 (NBK206798)  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13531
  4. Bayram J, Sauer L, Catlett C, Levin S, Cole G, Kirsch T, Toerper M, Kelen G. Critical Resources for Hospital Surge Capacity: An Expert Consensus Panel. PLOS Curr. 1, 2013. PMID 24162793. 
2012
  1. Google Flu Trends: Correlation w/Emergency Department Influenza Rates and Crowding Metrics (Clin Infect Dis. 54(4): 463-469, 2012)
  2. Situational Awareness in Emergency Medicine (IIE Transactions in Healthcare Systems Engineering. 2(2):172-180, 2012)
  3. Modeling Strategy: From Single Attribute to Multiple Attributes, chapter #2, The National Academies Press, 2012 (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13382#toc)
  4. Data Evaluation and Software Development,chapter #3, The National Academies Press, 2012 (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13382#toc)
  5. Real time forecasting of pediatric intensive care unit length of stay using computerized provider orders (Crit Care Med. 40(11):3058-64, 2012)
  6. Dugas A, Hsieh Y, Levin S, Mareiniss D, Pines J, Mohareb A, Gaydos C, Perl T, Rothman R. Google Flu Trends: Correlation with Emergency Department Influenza Rates and Crowding Metrics. Clin Infect Dis. 54(4): 463-469, 2012. PMID 22230244.
  7. Institute of Medicine. Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Framework: Phase I: Demonstration of Concept and a Software Blueprint. Washington DC. The National Academies Press, 2012. PMID 24851289 http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13382#toc
  8. Levin S, Sauer L, Kelen G, Kirsch T, France D. Situational Awareness in Emergency Medicine. IIE Transactions in Health Systems Engineering. 2(2):172-180, 2012.
  9. Levin S, Harley E, Fackler J, Lehmann C, Custer J, France D, Zeger S. Real Time Forecasting of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay Using Computerized Provider Orders. Crit Care Med. 40(11):3058-64, 2012. PMID 22824935
  10. Hamrock E, Paige K, Parks J, Scheulen J, Levin S.  Discrete Event Simulation for Healthcare Organizations: A Tool for Decision Making. J Healthc Manag. 58(2):110-124, 2012. PMID 23650696
  11. Influenza Forecasting with Google Flue Trends (PLoS One. Feb. 2012 Volume 8; Issue 2; e56176) www.plosone.org
2011
  1. Forecasting Demand for Pediatric Critical Care (Proceedings of 2011 National Science Foundation Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, 2011)
  2. Evaluating the effects of increasing surgical volume on emergency department patient access (BMJ Qual Saf. 20:146-152, 2011)
  3. Parks J, Engblom P, Hamrock E, Satjapot S, Levin S. Designed to Fail: How computer simulation can detect fundamental flaws in clinic flow. J Healthc Manag. 56(2):135-144, 2011. PMID 21495531
  4. Levin S, Dittus R, Aronsky D, Weinger M, France D. Evaluating the effects of increasing surgical volume on emergency department patient access. BMJ Qual Saf. 20:146-152, 2011. PMID 21209127
  5. Levin S, Sauer L, Kelen G, Kirsch T, France D. Workload and Situational Awareness in the Emergency Department. Institute for Industrial Engineers, Society for Health Systems 2011 Conference Proceedings, May 2011. Orlando, Florida, USA.
  6. Levin S, Harley H, Fackler J, Custer J. Forecasting Demand for Pediatric Critical Care. Proceedings of the 2011 National Science Foundation Engineering Research and Innovation Conference. Jan 2011. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  7. Designed to fail: How computer Simulation Can detect Fundamental Flaws in Clinic Flow (Hamrock, Levin, Parks, Satjapot) (Healthc Manag. 56(2):135-144, 2011)
2010
  1. Situational Awareness and Workload in the Emergency Department (http://www.iienet2.org/uploadedFiles/SHSNew/Tools_and_Resources/Situational%20Awareness%20Paper.pdf)
  2. The effect of Physician Triage on Emergency Department Length of stay (Emerg Med. 39(2):227-233, 2010)
  3. Han J, France D, Levin S, Storrow A, Aronsky D. The Effect of Physician Triage on Emergency Department Length of Stays. J Emerg Med. 39(2):227-233, 2010. PMID 19168306. 
  4. Situational Awareness and Workload in the Emergency Department: Institute for Industrial Engineers, Society for Health Systems 2011 Conference Proceedings: 1-5, 2010 (IIE Transactions in Healthcare Systems Engineering)
2009
  1. Forecasting Emergency Department Crowding: An External, Multicenter Evaluation (Ann Emerg Med. 54(4):514-522, 2009)    
  2. Forecasting Emergency Department Crowding: A prospective, Real-time Evaluation (Am Med Inform Assoc. 16(3):338-345, 2009) 
  3. Crowding Delays Treatment and Lengthens Emergency Department Length of Stay, Even Among High-Acuity Patients (Ann Emerg Med. 54(4):492-503, 2009)
  4. Hoot N, LeBlanc L, Jones I, Levin S, Zhou C, Gadd C, Aronsky D. Forecasting Emergency Department Crowding: A Prospective, Real-Time Evaluation. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 16(3):338-345, 2009. PMID 19261948.
  5. Hoot N, Epstein S, Allen T, Jones S, Baumlin K, Chawla N, Lee A, Pines J, Amandeep K, Gordon, B, Flottemesch T, LeBlanc L, Jones I, Levin S, Zhou C, Gadd C, Aronsky D. Forecasting Emergency Department Crowding: An External, Multi-Center Evaluation. Ann Emerg Med. 54(4):514-522, 2009. PMID 19716629.
  6. McCarthy M, Ding R, Zeger S, Levin S, Desmond J, Lee J, Aronsky D. Crowding delays treatment and lengthens emergency department length of stay, even among high-acuity patients. Ann Emerg Med. 54(4):492-503, 2009. PMID 19423188.
  7. Levin S, France DJ, Aronsky D. Implementation of a Computerized Triage System in the Emergency Department. Transforming Health Care through Information: 3rd Edition. Eds. Einbeinder L. Lorenzi N. Ash J. Gadd C. Springer Science. 236-269, 2009.
  8. Hallbert B, Levin S, France D. Errors and Human Factors Analyses. Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making. Ed. Katan, M. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications. 445-449, 2009.
  9. National Quality Forum Safe Practices Consensus Committee. Safe Practices for Better Healthcare 2009 Update. Washington DC, The National Quality Forum, 2009. Available at http://www.qualityforum.org/Publications/2009/03/Safe_Practices_for_Better_Healthcare%E2%80%932009_Update.aspx
2008
  1. Optimizing cardiology capacity to reduce emergency department boarding: A system engineering approach (Am Heart J. 156(6):1202-1209, 2008)        
  2. Forecasting Emergency Department Crowding: A discrete Event Simulation (Ann Emerg Med. 52(2):116-125, 2008)
  3. Hoot N, LeBlanc L, Jones I, Levin S, Zhou C, Gadd C, Aronsky D. Forecasting Emergency Department Crowding by Discrete Event Simulation. Ann Emerg Med. 52(2):116-125, 2008. PMID 18387699.
  4. Levin S, Dittus R, Aronsky D, Weinger M, Han J, Boord J, France D. Optimizing cardiology capacity to reduce emergency department boarding: A systems engineering approach. Am Heart J. 156(6):1202-1209, 2008. PMID 19033021
2007
  1. Shifting Toward Balance: Measuring the Distribution of Workload Among Emergency Physician Teams (Ann Emerg Med. 50(4):419-423, 2007)
  2. Stranded on Emergency Isle: Modeling Competition for Cardiac Services Using Survival Analysis (Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2007 IEEE International Conference on. pp. 1772 – 1776, 2007)
  3. Levin S, France DJ, Hemphill R, Han J, Slagle J, Aronsky D. Shifting Toward Balance: Measuring the distribution of workload among emergency physician teams. Ann Emerg Med. 50(4):419-423, 2007. PMID 17559969
  4. Levin S, Han J, Aronsky D, Zhou C, Hoot N, Kelly L, France DJ. Stranded on Emergency Isle: Modeling Competition for Cardiac Services using Survival Analysis. Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2007 IEEE International Conference on. pp. 1772 – 1776, Dec 2007. Singapore
2006
  1. System Complexity As a measure of Safe Capacity for the Emergency Department (Acad Emerg Med. 13(11):1212-1219, 2006)
  2. Tracking workload in the Emergency Department (Human Factors 2006 Fall; 48(3):526-39)
  3. France DJ, Levin S. System Complexity as a Measure of Safe Capacity for the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 13(11):1212-1219, 2006. PMID 16807398.
  4. Levin S, France DJ, Hemphill R, Jones I, Chen K, Rickard D, Makowski R, Aronsky D. Tracking Workload in the Emergency Department. Hum Factors. 48(3):526-539, 2006. PMID 17063967
  5. Levin S, France D, Mayberry S, Stonemetz S, Jones I, Aronsky D. The Effects of Computerized Triage on Nurse Work Behavior. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. Nov 2006: 1005. Washington, DC, USA. PMID 17238624
2005
  1. Emergency physicians’ behaviors and workload in the presence of an electronic whiteboard (Int J Med Inform. 74(10):827-837, 2005)
  2. France DJ, Levin S, Hemphill R,  Chen K, Rickard D, Makowski R, Aronsky D. Emergency physicians’ behavior and workload in the presence of an electronic whiteboard. Int J Med Inform. 74(10):827-837, 2005. PMID 16043391.