In the category of health services research, Tracy Kim (MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare) was presented with the award for the research submission “Understanding the Noise: Categorizing the Impact of Clinical Workflow, Behavioral, and Environmental Factors on Physiological Sensors.” This research sought to categorize emergency physician behaviors and environmental factors that are particularly challenging to the collection and analysis of data collected from wearable physiological sensors to measure stress levels. The research team also included Kathryn Kellogg, MD; Matthew Nare; Joseph Blumenthal, BA; and Allan Fong, MS.
Also in the category of health services research, Natalie Shammas (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital) was presented with the award for the research submission “Inter-Professional Shadowing Improves Role Definitions Between Nurses and Medical Students.” This research presented the team’s experience with a joint inter-professional student-shadowing program designed to improve role clarity and lay the foundation for improved future collaboration. This research looked at both first-year medical students and a nurse residency program. The research team included Shimae C. Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd; Kristine Edson, BSN; and Nancy Morgan.
Congratulations to these research teams on your outstanding work.