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 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.


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



Hernandez SE, Taylor L, Grembowski D, Reid RJ, Wong E, Nelson KM, Liu CF, Fihn SD, Hebert PL. A First Look at PCMH Implementation for Minority Veterans: Room for Improvement. Med Care. 2016 Mar;54(3):253-61. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000512.  PMID: 26871643
  


Helfrich CD, Sylling PW, Gale RC, Mohr DC, Stockdale SE, Joos S, Brown EJ, Grembowski D, Asch SM, Fihn SD, Nelson KM, Meredith LS. The facilitators and barriers associated with implementation of a patient-centered medical home in VHA. Implement Sci. 2016 Feb 24;11(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0386-6.  PMID: 26911135
  


Bradley SM, O'Donnell CI, Grunwald GK, Liu CF, Hebert PL, Maddox TM, Jesse RL, Fihn SD, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM. Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Facility Level Variation in Hospitalization, Mortality, and Costs in the 30 Days After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights on Short-Term Healthcare Value From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking System (VA CART) Program". Circulation. 2016 Feb 2;133(5):e377. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019552.  PMID: 26831442
  


Ladebue AC, Helfrich CD, Gerdes ZT, Fihn SD, Nelson KM, Sayre GG. The experience of Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) members. Health Care Manage Rev. 2014 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25539056
  


Trivedi RB, Post EP, Sun H, Pomerantz A, Saxon AJ, Piette JD, Maynard C, Arnow B, Curtis I, Fihn SD, Nelson K. Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Prognosis of Mental Health Among US Veterans. Am J Public Health. 2015 Dec;105(12):2564-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302836. Epub 2015 Oct 16.  PMID: 26474009
  


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.