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Ted E Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH

TitleClinician Investigator
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Colorado
DepartmentInstitute for Health Research
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-1609-2280 Additional info
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    Ted E. Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH, is a Physician Investigator at the Institute for Healthcare Research. His research interests are in the area of clinical informatics with a focus on understanding the flow of data from the point-of-care to its collection and use in research, decision support, chronic disease management, and quality of care. He also has an interest in understanding and evaluating virtual care options for delivering healthcare such as patient-physician email communication, “chat with a doc” and telehealth.

    Dr. Palen completed his doctoral training in biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed his medical training at the University of Colorado, Denver, where he also completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Palen earned his Master of Science in Public Health. He is dedicated to improving the healthcare delivery processes and is highly involved in implementing a range of point-of-care decision support and telehealth tools for use in clinical practice.

    Dr. Palen is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and is a practicing internist. He is also the Manager of Clinical Reporting in the Resource Stewardship department at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He is active in several professional associations, including the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, serves as the Treasurer for the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians and is a Diplomate in Clinical Informatics of the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

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         (Aziz)Apr 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2018
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
    KP National Biobank
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Littell RD, Tucker LY, Raine-Bennett T, Palen TE, Zaritsky E, Neugebauer R, Embry-Schubert J, Lentz SE. Adjuvant gemcitabine-docetaxel chemotherapy for stage I uterine leiomyosarcoma: Trends and survival outcomes. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 10; 147(1):11-17. PMID: 28747255.
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    2. Steele Gray C, Wodchis WP, Upshur R, Cott C, McKinstry B, Mercer S, Palen TE, Ramsay T, Thavorn K. Supporting Goal-Oriented Primary Health Care for Seniors with Complex Care Needs Using Mobile Technology: Evaluation and Implementation of the Health System Performance Research Network, Bridgepoint Electronic Patient Reported Outcome Tool. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Jun 24; 5(2):e126. PMID: 27341765; PMCID: PMC4938886.
    3. Gray CS, Mercer S, Palen T, McKinstry B, Hendry A. eHealth Advances in Support of People with Complex Care Needs: Case Examples from Canada, Scotland and the US. Healthc Q. 2016; 19(2):29-37. PMID: 27700971.
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    4. Raine-Bennett T, Tucker LY, Zaritsky E, Littell RD, Palen T, Neugebauer R, Axtell A, Schultze PM, Kronbach DW, Embry-Schubert J, Sundang A, Bischoff K, Compton-Phillips AL, Lentz SE. Occult Uterine Sarcoma and Leiomyosarcoma: Incidence of and Survival Associated With Morcellation. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jan; 127(1):29-39. PMID: 26646120.
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    5. Daley MF, Goddard K, McClung M, Davidson A, Weiss G, Palen T, Nyirenda C, Platt R, Courtney B, Reichman ME. Using a Handheld Device for Patient Data Collection: A Pilot for Medical Countermeasures Surveillance. Public Health Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb; 131(1):30-4. PMID: 26843667; PMCID: PMC4716469 [Available on 01/01/17].
    6. Meng D, Palen TE, Tsai J, McLeod M, Garrido T, Qian H. Association between secure patient-clinician email and clinical services utilisation in a US integrated health system: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2015 Nov 09; 5(11):e009557. PMID: 26553841; PMCID: PMC4654385.
    7. Garrido T, Meng D, Wang JJ, Palen TE, Kanter MH. Secure e-mailing between physicians and patients: transformational change in ambulatory care. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Jul-Sep; 37(3):211-8. PMID: 24887522; PMCID: PMC4215918.
    8. Palen TE, Bayliss EA, Steiner JF. Are patient portals one key to unlocking the door for engaging patients in their healthcare? J Comp Eff Res. 2013 Mar; 2(2):99-101. PMID: 24236549.
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    9. Palen TE. Personal health records and medical care use--reply. JAMA. 2013 Feb 27; 309(8):767-8. PMID: 23443433.
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    10. Palen TE, Ross C, Powers JD, Xu S. Association of online patient access to clinicians and medical records with use of clinical services. JAMA. 2012 Nov 21; 308(19):2012-9. PMID: 23168824.
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    11. Palen TE, Price D, Shetterly S, Wallace KB. Comparing virtual consults to traditional consults using an electronic health record: an observational case-control study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Jul 08; 12:65. PMID: 22769592; PMCID: PMC3502437.
    12. Palen TE, Price DW, Snyder AJ, Shetterly SM. Computerized alert reduced D-dimer testing in the elderly. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Nov 01; 16(11):e267-75. PMID: 21087072.
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    13. Palen TE, Felix KG. Surgical masks vs N95 respirators for preventing influenza. JAMA. 2010 Mar 10; 303(10):937; author reply 938-9. PMID: 20215603.
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    14. Escobar GJ, Fireman BH, Palen TE, Gardner MN, Lee JY, Clark MP, Kipnis P. Risk adjusting community-acquired pneumonia hospital outcomes using automated databases. Am J Manag Care. 2008 Mar; 14(3):158-66. PMID: 18333708.
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    15. Palen TE, Raebel M, Lyons E, Magid DM. Evaluation of laboratory monitoring alerts within a computerized physician order entry system for medication orders. Am J Manag Care. 2006 Jul; 12(7):389-95. PMID: 16834525.
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    16. Hazlehurst B, Sittig DF, Stevens VJ, Smith KS, Hollis JF, Vogt TM, Winickoff JP, Glasgow R, Palen TE, Rigotti NA. Natural language processing in the electronic medical record: assessing clinician adherence to tobacco treatment guidelines. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec; 29(5):434-9. PMID: 16376707.
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    17. Ritzwoller DP, Kleinman K, Palen T, Abrams A, Kaferly J, Yih W, Platt R. Comparison of syndromic surveillance and a sentinel provider system in detecting an influenza outbreak--Denver, Colorado, 2003. MMWR Suppl. 2005 Aug 26; 54:151-6. PMID: 16177707.
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    18. Palen T. Preoperative echocardiography for noncardiac surgery. Ann Intern Med. 1997 Jun 01; 126(11):919; author reply 919-20. PMID: 9163305.
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    19. Hawkes AP, Kronenberger CB, MacKenzie TD, Mardis AL, Palen TE, Schulter WW, Shah SA, Steele AW, Marine WM. Cervical cancer screening: American College of Preventive Medicine practice policy statement. Am J Prev Med. 1996 Sep-Oct; 12(5):342-4. PMID: 8909644.
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    20. Pawlik WW, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Pawlik T, Jacobson ED. Adenosine modulates reactive hyperemia in rat gut. J Physiol Pharmacol. 1993 Jun; 44(2):119-37. PMID: 8358049.
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    21. Berguer R, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Stewart JM, Jacobson ED. Bradykinin-induced mesenteric vasodilation is mediated by B2-subtype receptors and nitric oxide. Am J Physiol. 1993 Mar; 264(3 Pt 1):G492-6. PMID: 8384797.
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    22. Pawlik TJ, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Jacobson ED. [Role of adenosine in functional and reactive intestinal hyperemia]. Folia Med Cracov. 1991; 32(3-4):359-67. PMID: 1845331.
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    23. Palen TE, Harris RB, Wypij DM, Wilson IB. Substrate specificity of a hypothalamic neurosecretory granule enzyme capable of processing pro-gonadotropin releasing hormone precursor protein. Peptides. 1987 Jan-Feb; 8(1):21-4. PMID: 3554167.
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    24. Palen TE, Wypij DM, Wilson IB, Harris RB. Characterization of an enzyme that is capable of processing pro-gonadotropin-releasing hormone protein. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1986 Dec; 251(2):543-50. PMID: 3541788.
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    25. Palen TE, Cech TR. Chromatin structure at the replication origins and transcription-initiation regions of the ribosomal RNA genes of Tetrahymena. Cell. 1984 Apr; 36(4):933-42. PMID: 6323028.
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    26. Gottschling DE, Palen TE, Cech TR. Different nucleosome spacing in transcribed and non-transcribed regions of the ribosomal RNA gene in Tetrahymena thermophila. Nucleic Acids Res. 1983 Apr 11; 11(7):2093-109. PMID: 6835846; PMCID: PMC325864.
    27. Palen TE, Cech TR. Transcribed and non-transcribed regions of Tetrahymena ribosomal gene chromatin have different accessibilities to micrococcal nuclease. Nucleic Acids Res. 1983 Apr 11; 11(7):2077-91. PMID: 6300792; PMCID: PMC325863.
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