DASC Activities

The Data, Analytics and Statistical Core (DASC) provides support to UKHC and its affiliates. Services include survey development, program evaluation, study design, statistical analysis, dashboard creation, data collection, data management, and data extraction from the UKHC enterprise data warehouse.

Below are examples of previous work. If you have a project you’d like assistance on you can submit a request form here. If you’re interested in having DASC staff speak to your class or group please email dasc@uky.edu.


Research & Process Improvement

Publications and Posters

Dave, K., Thompson-Bastin, M., Flannery, A., Morris, P., Kelly, A., & Cassity, E. (2018). Evaluation of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis Indications at a Large Academic Medical Center. Critical Care Medicine, 46(1), 507. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000529053.05101.4b

Donaldson, K., Rudy, M., Cleland, D., Du, G., Huaman, M., Thornton, A., . . . Neyra, J. (2017). Incidence and Costs of AKI in Hospitalized Patients with Infective Endocarditis. Poster presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, New Orleans, LA.

Elkins, K., Bellamy, L., Guo, J., & Dobbs, M. R. (2017). Small Rural Hospitals Have a Harder Time Achieving Success in Continuous Quality Improvement: An Example From a Stroke Care Network. Quality Management in Healthcare, 26(3), 165-170. doi:10.1097/qmh.0000000000000144

Flannery, A., Bissell, B., Owen, G., Moran, P., Kelly, A., & Thompson Bastin, M. (2018). Assessing the Impact of Albumin Use on Vasopressor Duration and Mortality in Septic Shock Patients. Critical Care Medicine, 46(1), 687. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000529408.83036.0d

Hall, A. M., Chadha, R., Romond, J., Bailey, P., Kelly, A., & Williams, M. V. (2018). Patient-Centered Morning Blood Collections. Am J Med Qual, 33(4), 449. doi:10.1177/1062860617748740

Hatton, K., Lamping, O., Fischer, B., Cook, A., Kelly, A., & Fraser, J. (2018). Compliance with Sepsis Guidelines in Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Critical Care Medicine, 46(1), 589. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000529214.35494.a8

Kalema, A., Kelly, A., Montgomery-Yates, A., Smith, K., Bernard, A., Cassity, E., . . . Morris, P. (2016). Novel Approach to Intrainstitutional ICU Outcome Reporting: Single or Multiple ICU Primary Services. Critical Care Medicine, 44(12), 343. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000509745.77400.12

Li, J., Talari, P., Kelly, A., Latham, B., Dotson, S., Manning, K., . . . Williams, M. V. (2018). Interprofessional Teamwork Innovation Model (ITIM) to promote communication and patient-centred, coordinated care. BMJ Qual Saf. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007369

Lippert, W., Gray, A., Kelly, A., McAdams, M., & Bailey, P. (2018). A novel algorithm for the management of inpatient asymptomatic hypertension. Poster presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.  

Lowman, J., Stone, L. T., & Guo, J. (2018). Effects of Interactive Book Reading for Increasing Children’s Knowledge of Instructional Verbs. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 39(4), 477-489. doi:10.1177/1525740117745639

Montgomery-Yates, A., Kelly, A., Cassity, E., Smith, K., Williams, M., Wieliczko, A., . . . Morris, P. (2016). International Challenge to Develop Uniform Criteria for Outpatient ICU Survivors Clinic. Critical Care Medicine, 44(12), 342. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000509739.69776.b1

Sweigart, J. R., Aymond, D., Burger, A., Kelly, A., Marzano, N., McIlraith, T., . . . Siegal, E. M. (2018). Characterizing Hospitalist Practice and Perceptions of Critical Care Delivery. J Hosp Med, 13(1), 6-12. doi:10.12788/jhm.2886

Woolum, J., Thompson Bastin, M., Kelly, A., & Flannery, A. (2018). Association of Thiamine Administration With Outcomes in Septic Shock Patients. Critical Care Medicine, 46(1), 711. doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000529456.68839.45

Perry, C., Hall, A., Li, X., & Sweigart, J. (2018). Assessing Confusion: An Investigation into Healthcare Providers Perception of Ammonia Testing.  Poster presented at the Heartland Society of Hospital Medicine Conference 2018, Lexington, KY.

Perry, C., Hall, A., Li, X., & Sweigart, J. (2018).  Assessing Confusion: An Investigation into Healthcare Providers Perception of Ammonia Testing.  Poster received 3rd place for resident research at the Regional ACP Conference 2018, Louisville, KY.

Punzal M., Santos P., Li X., Hall A., (Sep 2018), Current Practices in Naloxone Prescribing upon Hospital Discharge. Poster presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Heartland Hospital Medicine Conference, Lexington, KY.

American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference

Chaaban, S., Cassity, E., Kelly, A., Dhar, S., & Morris, P. E. (2018). Increased Mortality in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients When Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with Mechanical Ventilation. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Dave, K., Dhar, S., Cassity, E., Kelly, A., & Morris, P. E. (2018). ICU Cost and Mortality Outcomes by Decade of Life. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference. 

Pasha, S., Kelly, A., Cassity, E., & Morris, P. E. (2018). The Prognosis of Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with Hepatitis C Infection as a Comorbidity. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Yee, S., Cassity, E., Kelly, A., Pasha, S., Dave, K., Kalema, A., . . . Morris, P. (2018). Magnitude of Fluid Positive Balance on Post-Shock Day 1 Correlates with the Number of Subsequent Ventilator Days. Paper presented at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA

American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference

Kalema, A., Kelly, A., Montgomery-Yates, A., Eaton, P., Dhar, S., Cassity, E. P., & Morris, P. E. (2017). Heterogeneity of MICU Early Death Causality to Guide Resuscitation and Staffing Strategies. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Washington, DC

Montgomery-Yates, A., Kelly, A., Kalema, A., Gould, D. A., Cassity, E. P., Wieliczko, A., . . . Morris, P. E. (2017). Anticipating Need for a Survivors Clinic Appointment by Examining ICU Survivors' Trajectories of Healthcare Utilization in the Year Preceding Critical Illness. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Washington, DC. 

Otekeiwebia, A., Casidy, E., Wieliczko, A., Kelly, A., Morris, P. E., Mannino, D. M., . . . Khosravi, M. (2017). Performance of the Respiratory Shock Index, a New Derived Outcome Prediction Measure for Adults with Sepsis. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Washington, DC. 

Pasha, S., Kelly, A., Puranik, A., Cassity, E. P., & Morris, P. E. (2017a). The Effect of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Patients Requiring Intensive Care Unit Admission. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Washington, DC. 

Pasha, S., Kelly, A., Puranik, A., Cassity, E. P., & Morris, P. E. (2017b). The Prognosis of Infective Endocarditis Requiring Medical Intensive Care Unit Admission. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Washington, DC. 

Zulqarnain, M. A., Kelly, A., Cassity, E. P., & Morris, P. E. (2017). Increased Use of High Flow Within an MICU Population Over Three Years. Poster presented at the American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, Washington, DC. 

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Education

Guest Lectures

Dan Cleland
"Big Data in Healthcare" 

CPH 782: Information Systems in Healthcare
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
April 2, 2018

Andy Kelly
“CHSR Data, Analytics, and Statistical Core”

UKHC Critical Cardiology Care Pharmacists Team Meeting
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
February 13, 2018

Dan Cleland and Andy Kelly
“Analytics for Healthcare Quality Improvement”

TrueBlue Green Belt Training
Office for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
July 9, 2018

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Infographics

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