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@u.washington.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 quality of care particularly in the outpatient setting and in health measurement. He also serves as Director of the Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and as Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He co-directs the GIM/HSR&D fellowship program at the VAPSHCS.


Research Interests

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

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Recent Publications



Helfrich CD, Dolan ED, Simonetti J, Reid RJ, Joos S, Wakefield BJ, Schectman G, Stark R, Fihn SD, Harvey HB, Nelson K. Elements of Team-Based Care in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Are Associated with Lower Burnout Among VA Primary Care Employees. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24715396    PMCID: PMC4070238
   

Fihn SD, Francis J, Clancy C, Nielson C, Nelson K, Rumsfeld J, Cullen T, Bates J, Graham GL. Insights from advanced analytics at the veterans health administration. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jul 1;33(7):1203-11. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0054.  PMID: 25006147
  

Hebert PL, Liu CF, Wong ES, Hernandez SE, Batten A, Lo S, Lemon JM, Conrad DA, Grembowski D, Nelson K, Fihn SD. Patient-centered medical home initiative produced modest economic results for veterans health administration, 2010-12. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jun 1;33(6):980-7. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0893.  PMID: 24889947
  

Wong ES, Hebert PL, Hernandez SE, Batten A, Lo S, Lemon JM, Fihn SD, Liu CF. Association between local area unemployment rates and use of veterans affairs outpatient health services. Med Care. 2014 Feb;52(2):137-43. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000079.  PMID: 24374409
  

Fihn SD. Bending the curve on cardiovascular risk. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan;174(1):48-50. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9498.  PMID: 24126588
  

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Projects

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.


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