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Stephan D. Fihn

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Professor, Health Services
Professor, General Internal Medicine (primary appt.)

Education

MPH   University of Washington, 1981   (Health Services)
MD   St Louis University, 1977
BS   , 1973   (Chemistry)

Contact Info

email:   sfihn@uw.edu

address:
VA Health Services R&D
Center of Excellence
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101

voice:   206-764-2651
fax:   206-768-5412

office:   10EH33

address:
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

campus box:   359780
voice:   206-731-3391
fax:   206-731-6988

About

Professor Fihn is a general internist with interests in measurement and and evaluating models of health care delivery. He also serves as Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine and as Director of the Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the past he studied interventions to improve quality of care and outcomes for a variety of clinical conditions including urinary tract infections, chronic anticoagulation and ischemic heart disease. His recent work addresses developing and evaluating system-level interventions to enhance primary care delivery and population health such as the Patient Centered Medical Home in the VA system.


Quality of care particularly in the outpatient setting and in health measurement; clinical topics including heart disease, COPD, UTI, anticoagulation



Wong ES, Rosland AM, Fihn SD, Nelson KM. Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation in the Veterans Health Administration and Primary Care Use: Differences by Patient Comorbidity Burden. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Dec;31(12):1467-1474.  PMID: 27503440    PMCID: PMC5130955
   


Simonetti JA, Sylling PW, Nelson K, Taylor L, Mohr DC, Curtis I, Schectman G, Fihn SD, Helfrich CD. Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Burnout Among VA Primary Care Employees. J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27893518
  


Nelson K, Schwartz G, Hernandez S, Simonetti J, Curtis I, Fihn SD. The Association Between Neighborhood Environment and Mortality: Results from a National Study of Veterans. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27815763
  


Levine GN, Bates ER, Bittl JA, Brindis RG, Fihn SD, Fleisher LA, Granger CB, Lange RA, Mack MJ, Mauri L, Mehran R, Mukherjee D, Newby LK, O'Gara PT, Sabatine MS, Smith PK, Smith SC Jr, Halperin JL, Levine GN, Al-Khatib SM, Birtcher KK, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Cigarroa JE, Curtis LH, Fleisher LA, Gentile F, Gidding S, Hlatky MA, Ikonomidis JS, Joglar JA, Pressler SJ, Wijeysundera DN. 2016 ACC/AHA guideline focused update on duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov;152(5):1243-1275. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.07.044.  PMID: 27751237
  


Wong ES, Maciejewski ML, Hebert PL, Batten A, Nelson KM, Fihn SD, Liu CF. Did Massachusetts Health Reform Affect Veterans Affairs Primary Care Use? Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Sep 20. pii: 1077558716669432. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27650421
  


Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Postmenopausal Women

Cohort study conducted at Group Health of Puget Sound


Population-Based Assessments of Health and Satisfaction Using ACQUIP

Secondary analyses of a large, longtitudinal dataset containing information on over 30,000 primary care patients from 7 VA medical centers.


Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), Ischemic Heart Disease Coordinating Center

Coordinating center for several quality improvement/research projects in the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.