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Lucy A Savitz, PhD, MBA

TitleDirector, Center for Health Research
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research - Northwest
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    TitleVice President, Health Research
    InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
    DepartmentCenter for Health Research - Northwest


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    1. Albritton J, Belnap TW, Savitz LA. The Effect Of The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program On Readmission And Observation Stay Rates For Heart Failure. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Oct; 37(10):1632-1639. PMID: 30273024.
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    2. Guise JM, Savitz LA, Friedman CP. Mind the Gap: Putting Evidence into Practice in the Era of Learning Health Systems. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Dec; 33(12):2237-2239. PMID: 30155611.
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    3. Nkoy FL, Stone BL, Knighton AJ, Fassl BA, Johnson JM, Maloney CG, Savitz LA. Neighborhood Deprivation and Childhood Asthma Outcomes, Accounting for Insurance Coverage. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Jan 09. PMID: 29317461.
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    4. Knighton AJ, Stephenson B, Savitz LA. Measuring the Effect of Social Determinants on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Literature Review. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2018; 29(1):81-106. PMID: 29503290.
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    5. Savitz LA, Weiss LT. A Data Driven Approach to Achieving High Value Healthcare. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 15; 5(3):1. PMID: 29881752.
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    6. Welch G, von Recklinghausen F, Taenzer A, Savitz L, Weiss L. Data Cleaning in the Evaluation of a Multi-Site Intervention Project. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 15; 5(3):4. PMID: 29881755.
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    7. Taenzer A, Kinslow A, Gorman C, Sanders SS, Patel SJ, Kraft S, Savitz L. Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence Based Best Practice Across the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC) Using Sepsis as a Prototype - Rapidly Learning from Others. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 15; 5(3):5. PMID: 29881756.
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    8. Albritton J, Belnap T, Savitz L. The Effect of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program on the Duration of Observation Stays: Using Regression Discontinuity to Estimate Causal Effects. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 15; 5(3):6. PMID: 29930970.
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    9. Stoto M, Parry G, Savitz L. Analytical Methods for a Learning Health System: 4. Delivery System Science. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 07; 5(1):31. PMID: 29930966.
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    10. Stoto M, Oakes M, Stuart E, Savitz L, Priest EL, Zurovac J. Analytical Methods for a Learning Health System: 1. Framing the Research Question. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 07; 5(1):28. PMID: 29881744.
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    11. Stoto M, Oakes M, Stuart E, Priest EL, Savitz L. Analytical Methods for a Learning Health System: 2. Design of Observational Studies. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Dec 07; 5(1):29. PMID: 29881745.
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    12. Brunisholz KD, Joy EA, Hashibe M, Gren LH, Savitz LA, Hamilton S, Cannon W, Huynh K, Schafer TAN, Newman LM, Parker J, Musselman J, Kim J. Stepping Back to Move Forward: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Diabetes Prevention Program Within a Large Integrated Healthcare Delivery System. J Healthc Qual. 2017 Sep/Oct; 39(5):278-293. PMID: 28858965.
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    13. Brunisholz KD, Kim J, Savitz LA, Hashibe M, Gren LH, Hamilton S, Huynh K, Joy EA. A Formative Evaluation of a Diabetes Prevention Program Using the RE-AIM Framework in a Learning Health Care System, Utah, 2013-2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 07 20; 14:E58. PMID: 28727546.
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    14. Kanani N, Hahn E, Gould M, Brunisholz K, Savitz L, Holve E. AcademyHealth's Delivery System Science Fellowship: Training Embedded Researchers to Design, Implement, and Evaluate New Models of Care. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jul; 12(7):570-574. PMID: 28699948.
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    15. Knighton AJ, Savitz LA, Benuzillo J, VanDerslice JA. It takes a village: Exploring the impact of social determinants on delivery system outcomes for heart failure patients. Healthc (Amst). 2018 Jun; 6(2):112-116. PMID: 28655521.
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    16. Horne BD, Budge D, Masica AL, Savitz LA, Benuzillo J, Cantu G, Bradshaw A, McCubrey RO, Bair TL, Roberts CA, Rasmusson KD, Alharethi R, Kfoury AG, James BC, Lappé DL. Early inpatient calculation of laboratory-based 30-day readmission risk scores empowers clinical risk modification during index hospitalization. Am Heart J. 2017 Mar; 185:101-109. PMID: 28267463.
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    17. Savitz LA, Savitz ST. Can delivery systems use cost-effectiveness analysis to reduce healthcare costs and improve value? F1000Res. 2016; 5. PMID: 27830055.
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    18. Knighton AJ, Savitz L, Belnap T, Stephenson B, VanDerslice J. Introduction of an Area Deprivation Index Measuring Patient Socioeconomic Status in an Integrated Health System: Implications for Population Health. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2016; 4(3):1238. PMID: 27683670.
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    19. Reiss-Brennan B, Brunisholz KD, Dredge C, Briot P, Grazier K, Wilcox A, Savitz L, James B. Association of Integrated Team-Based Care With Health Care Quality, Utilization, and Cost. JAMA. 2016 Aug 23-30; 316(8):826-34. PMID: 27552616.
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    20. Brunisholz KD, Joy EA, Hashibe M, Gren LH, Savitz LA, Hamilton S, Cannon W, Kim J. Incidental Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Patients with Confirmed and Unconfirmed Prediabetes. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0157729. PMID: 27427913; PMCID: PMC4948775.
    21. Broffman L, Brown K, Bayley BK, Savitz L, Rissi J. Funding Accountable Care in Oregon: Financial Models in Two Coordinated Care Organizations. J Healthc Manag. 2016 Jul/Aug; 61(4):291-302. PMID: 28199277.
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    22. Fisher ES, Shortell SM, Savitz LA. Implementation Science: A Potential Catalyst for Delivery System Reform. JAMA. 2016 Jan 26; 315(4):339-40. PMID: 26813203.
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    23. Nkoy F, Fassl B, Stone B, Uchida DA, Johnson J, Reynolds C, Valentine K, Koopmeiners K, Kim EH, Savitz L, Maloney CG. Improving Pediatric Asthma Care and Outcomes Across Multiple Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015 Dec; 136(6):e1602-10. PMID: 26527553.
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    24. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Shimada SL, Rivard PE, Nordberg B, Long B, Hoffman JM, Leecaster M, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Helwig A, Nebeker JR. Assessing the potential adoption and usefulness of concurrent, action-oriented, electronic adverse drug event triggers designed for the outpatient setting. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015; 3(1):1116. PMID: 25992386.
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    25. Savitz L, Luther K. Patient-Reported Measures. Healthc Exec. 2015 Jan-Feb; 30(1):74, 76-7. PMID: 26495689.
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    26. Brunisholz KD, Briot P, Hamilton S, Joy EA, Lomax M, Barton N, Cunningham R, Savitz LA, Cannon W. Diabetes self-management education improves quality of care and clinical outcomes determined by a diabetes bundle measure. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2014; 7:533-42. PMID: 25473293; PMCID: PMC4247143.
    27. Knepper BC, Young H, Reese SM, Savitz LA, Price CS. Identifying colon and open reduction of fracture surgical site infections using a partially automated electronic algorithm. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct; 42(10 Suppl):S291-5. PMID: 25239724.
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    28. Keenan HT, Murphy NA, Staheli R, Savitz LA. Healthcare utilization in the first year after pediatric traumatic brain injury in an insured population. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):426-32. PMID: 22691966.
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    29. Bayley KB, Belnap T, Savitz L, Masica AL, Shah N, Fleming NS. Challenges in using electronic health record data for CER: experience of 4 learning organizations and solutions applied. Med Care. 2013 Aug; 51(8 Suppl 3):S80-6. PMID: 23774512.
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    30. Welch SJ, Augustine JJ, Dong L, Savitz LA, Snow G, James BC. Volume-related differences in emergency department performance. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 Sep; 38(9):395-402. PMID: 23002491.
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    31. Byington CL, Reynolds CC, Korgenski K, Sheng X, Valentine KJ, Nelson RE, Daly JA, Osguthorpe RJ, James B, Savitz L, Pavia AT, Clark EB. Costs and infant outcomes after implementation of a care process model for febrile infants. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):e16-24. PMID: 22732178; PMCID: PMC4074609.
    32. Tomek IM, Sabel AL, Froimson MI, Muschler G, Jevsevar DS, Koenig KM, Lewallen DG, Naessens JM, Savitz LA, Westrich JL, Weeks WB, Weinstein JN. A collaborative of leading health systems finds wide variations in total knee replacement delivery and takes steps to improve value. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1329-38. PMID: 22571844.
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    33. Luther K, Savitz LA. Leaders challenged to reduce cost, deliver more: targeted improvements are critical for creating a culture dedicated to efficiency and quality. Healthc Exec. 2012 Jan-Feb; 27(1):78, 80-1. PMID: 22313016.
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    34. Welch S, Savitz L. Exploring strategies to improve emergency department intake. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):149-58. PMID: 21621363.
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    35. James BC, Savitz LA. How Intermountain trimmed health care costs through robust quality improvement efforts. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Jun; 30(6):1185-91. PMID: 21596758.
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    36. Rosen AK, Mull HJ, Kaafarani H, Nebeker J, Shimada S, Helwig A, Nordberg B, Long B, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Itani K. Applying trigger tools to detect adverse events associated with outpatient surgery. J Patient Saf. 2011 Mar; 7(1):45-59. PMID: 21921867.
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    37. Kaafarani HM, Rosen AK, Nebeker JR, Shimada S, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Savitz L, Helwig A, Shin MH, Itani KM. Development of trigger tools for surveillance of adverse events in ambulatory surgery. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct; 19(5):425-9. PMID: 20513790.
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    38. Reiss-Brennan B, Briot PC, Savitz LA, Cannon W, Staheli R. Cost and quality impact of Intermountain's mental health integration program. J Healthc Manag. 2010 Mar-Apr; 55(2):97-113; discussion 113-4. PMID: 20402366.
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    39. Blaschke AJ, Pulver LS, Korgenski EK, Savitz LA, Daly JA, Byington CL. Clindamycin-resistant group B Streptococcus and failure of intrapartum prophylaxis to prevent early-onset disease. J Pediatr. 2010 Mar; 156(3):501-3. PMID: 20056242; PMCID: PMC3153078.
    40. Clark DD, Savitz LA, Pingree SB. Cost cutting in health systems without compromising quality care. Front Health Serv Manage. 2010; 27(2):19-30. PMID: 21449483.
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    41. Faulk JF, Savitz LA. Intensive care nurses' interest in clinical personal digital assistants. Crit Care Nurse. 2009 Oct; 29(5):58-64. PMID: 19797495.
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    42. Reiss-Brennan B, Savitz LA, Briot P, Cannon W. Excessive Drinking in Young Women: Reducing harm through quality improvement. BMJ. 2008 Apr 26; 336(7650):952-3. PMID: 18397939; PMCID: PMC2335257.
    43. Wallace CJ, Savitz L. Estimating waste in frontline health care worker activities. J Eval Clin Pract. 2008 Feb; 14(1):178-80. PMID: 18093107.
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    44. Savitz LA. Managing effective participatory research partnerships. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Dec; 33(12 Suppl):7-15. PMID: 18277635.
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    45. Nebeker JR, Yarnold PR, Soltysik RC, Sauer BC, Sims SA, Samore MH, Rupper RW, Swanson KM, Savitz LA, Shinogle J, Xu W. Developing indicators of inpatient adverse drug events through nonlinear analysis using administrative data. Med Care. 2007 Oct; 45(10 Supl 2):S81-8. PMID: 17909388.
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    46. Bruce Bayley K, Savitz LA, Maddalone T, Stoner SE, Hunt JS, Wells R. Evaluation of patient care interventions and recommendations by a transitional care pharmacist. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2007 Aug; 3(4):695-703. PMID: 18472993; PMCID: PMC2374944.
    47. Weiner BJ, Helfrich CD, Savitz LA, Swiger KD. Adoption and implementation of strategies for diabetes management in primary care practices. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jul; 33(1 Suppl):S35-44; quiz S45-9. PMID: 17584590.
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    48. Helfrich CD, Savitz LA, Swiger KD, Weiner BJ. Adoption and implementation of mandated diabetes registries by community health centers. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jul; 33(1 Suppl):S50-8; quiz S59-65. PMID: 17584591.
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    49. Devita MA, Bellomo R, Hillman K, Kellum J, Rotondi A, Teres D, Auerbach A, Chen WJ, Duncan K, Kenward G, Bell M, Buist M, Chen J, Bion J, Kirby A, Lighthall G, Ovreveit J, Braithwaite RS, Gosbee J, Milbrandt E, Peberdy M, Savitz L, Young L, Harvey M, Galhotra S. Findings of the first consensus conference on medical emergency teams. Crit Care Med. 2006 Sep; 34(9):2463-78. PMID: 16878033.
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    50. Williams RE, Hartmann KE, Sandler RS, Miller WC, Savitz LA, Steege JF. Recognition and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome among women with chronic pelvic pain. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar; 192(3):761-7. PMID: 15746669.
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    51. Weiner BJ, Savitz LA, Bernard S, Pucci LG. How do integrated delivery systems adopt and implement clinical information systems? Health Care Manage Rev. 2004 Jan-Mar; 29(1):51-66. PMID: 14992484.
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    52. Ibrahim MA, Savitz LA, Carey TS, Wagner EH. Population-based health principles in medical and public health practice. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2001 May; 7(3):75-81. PMID: 11338089.
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    53. Clark SJ, Savitz LA, Randolph RK. Rural children's health. West J Med. 2001 Feb; 174(2):142-7. PMID: 11156932; PMCID: PMC1071283.
    54. Cummings SM, Savitz LA, Konrad TR. Reported response rates to mailed physician questionnaires. Health Serv Res. 2001 Feb; 35(6):1347-55. PMID: 11221823; PMCID: PMC1089194.
    55. Savitz LA, Kaluzny AD. Assessing the implementation of clinical process innovations: a cross-case comparison. J Healthc Manag. 2000 Nov-Dec; 45(6):366-79; discussion 379-80. PMID: 11187358.
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    56. Savitz LA, Kaluzny AD, Kelly DL. A life cycle model of continuous clinical process innovation. J Healthc Manag. 2000 Sep-Oct; 45(5):307-15; discussion 315-6. PMID: 11067423.
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    57. Savitz LA. Prospects for assessing perinatal outcomes. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 1999 Oct; 13(4):405-7. PMID: 10563359.
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    58. Monroe AC, Ricketts TC, Savitz LA. Cancer in rural versus urban populations: a review. J Rural Health. 1992; 8(3):212-20. PMID: 10121550.
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    59. Campbell LS, Stein J, Fondren LK, Kory WP, Savitz LA, Kilpatrick KE, Ricketts TC, Dalton K, Meriwether RA, Roye WE. Inpatients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex: economic inpact on hospitals in North Carolina. South Med J. 1991 Jan; 84(1):22-6. PMID: 1986422.
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