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Tulu, B, Trudel, J (Reliant Medical Group); Strong, DM; Johnson, SA;  Sundaresan, D(Reliant Medical Group); and Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group).  Patient Portals:  An Underused Resource for Improving Patient Engagement.  Chest; 2016; 149(1):272-277.

Sussman M, Trocio J, Best C (Reliant Medical Group Ob/Gyn), Mirkin S, Bushmakin A, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Friedman M, Menzin J, Louie M.  Prevalence of menopausal symptoms among mid-life women: findings from electronic medical records.  BMC Women’s Health; 2015; 15:58.  doi: 10.1186/s12905-015-0217-y.

Lafeuille M, Gritner AM, Gravel J, Bailey RA, Martin S, Garber G (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Duh MS, Lefebvre P.  Economic simulation of canagliflozin and sitagliptin treatment outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with inadequate glycemic control.  Journal of Medical Economics. 2015;18(2):113-125.

Field TS, Ogarek J, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Reed G, Gurwitz, J.  Association of early post-discharge follow-up by a primary care physician and 30-day rehospitalization among older adults.  Journal of General Internal Medicine.  December 2 2014.  DOI:10.1007/s11606-014-3106-4.

Koci, F, Sekar A, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Esposito A. A canine bug in a human heart. Oxford University Press. June 25 2014. Doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcu123.

Lafeuille, MH, Grittner AM, Gravel J, Bailey RA, Martin SC, Garber (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), L, Duh MS, Lefebvre P. Opportunities for improving attainment of quality measures in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. American Journal of Managed Care. 2014;20(1):S5-S24.

Virdi N, Garber L, Lefebvre P, et al. Association of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Use on Glycated Hemoglobin and Weight in Newly Diagnosed, Insulin-Naïve Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.  Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2013;7(5):1229-1242.

Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Measles & pertussis outbreaks: an important role for travel clinics. American Journal of Infection Control. Letters to the editor. 2013;41:1140.

Ivanova JI, Birnbaum HG, Yushkina Y, Sorg RA, Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Merchant S. The prevalence and economic impact of prescription opioid-related side effects among patients with chronic noncancer pain. Journal of Opioid Management. July/August 2013;239-252.

Marquard JL, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Saver B, Amster B, Kelleher M (Reliant Medical Group Quality & Patient Safety), Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research). Overcoming challenges integrating patient-generated data into the clinical HER: lessons from the CONtrolling disease using inexpensive IT – Hypertension in diabetes (CONDUIT-HID Project). International Journal of Informatics. June 22 2013. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.04.009.

Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Yaws and Pinta – The Pain is gone but the memories remain. Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies. 2013:1:1-2.

Chhabra L, Joshi S, Goyal R (Reliant Medical Group), McGillicuddy GT. Beyond the stained back-drop. BMJ Case Reports. Jun 21 2013. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-010449.

Kumar D, Bajaj R (Reliant Medical Group Hospitalist), Chhabra L, Spodick D. Refinement of total 12-lead QRS voltage criteria for diagnosing left ventricular hypertrophy. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases. 2013:3:210-214.

Bajaj R (Reliant Medical Group Hospitalist), Chhabra L, Basheer Z, Spodick D. Optimal electrocardiographic limb lead set for rapid emphysema screening. International Journal of COPD. 2013:8:41-44.

Bajaj R (Reliant Medical Group Hospitalist), Chhabra L, Kruger M, Kumar D. Mobile complex atherosclerotic aortic plaque. BMJ Case Reports. 2013. doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009542.

Chhabra L, Chaubey, Bajaj R, (Reliant Medical Group Hospitalist), Spodick D. Understanding pneumothorax: from pathophysiology to prognosis. In: Roberts MB, eds. Pneumothorax: Classification, Treatment and Prognostic Factors. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers; 2013:61-78.

Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Negron A, Ogarek J, Firneno C, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology).  Primary care providers’ knowledge, beliefs and treatment practices for gout.  Rheumatology (Oxford).  2013;52:1623-9.

Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Negron A, Ogarek J, Firneno C, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Primary care providers’ knowledge, beliefs and treatment practices for gout: results of a physician questionnaire. Rheumatology. Doi:10.193/rheumatology/ket158. Epub.

Arslanian B, Mehrzad R, Kramer T, Kim DC (Reliant Medical Group Orthopedics). Forearm Bier Block: a new regional anesthetic technique for upper extremity surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery. March 18 2013. Epub.

Sussman M, Mallick R, Friedman M, Federico V, Josephs L (Reliant Medical Group Surgery), Vaitkus P, Menzin J. Failure of surgical and endovascular infrainguinal andiliac procedures in the management of peripheral arterial disease using data from electronic medical records. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology. 2013:24:378-391.

McIntosh LJ, Martone C, Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Accidental toothpick ingestion manifesting as abdominal wall cellulitis. Infeactious Disease in Clinical Practice. 2013;21(1):54-55.

Palkar AV, Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Non-resolving pneumonia. BMJ Case Reports. 2012;doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006861.

Tjia J, Field TS, Garber LD Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) et al. Quality Measurement of Medication Monitoring in the Meaningful Use Era. American Journal of Managed Care 2011;17(9):633-637.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence – Ambulatory Care – 2011. [Online] Available at: http://www.himss.org/davies/docs/2011_AwardRecipients/Davies_AMB_Award-Reliant_Medical_Group_(Fallon_Clinic).pdf

Sundy JS, Baraf HSB, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Edwards NL, Gutierrez-Urena SR, Treadwell EL, Vazquez-Mellado J, White WB, Lipsky PE, Horowitz Z, Huang W, Maroli AN, Waltrip RW, Hamburger S, Becker MA. Efficacy and tolerability of pegloticase for the treatment of chronic gout in patients refractory to conventional treatment. JAMA 2011;306:711-720.

Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Peterson D, Naz N, Firneno C & Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Patients’ knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and its treatment: a population based study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2012:13:180. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-180.

Phipatanakul W, Matsui E, Portnoy J, Williams B, Barnes C, Kennedy K, Bernstein D, Blessing-Moore J, Cox L, Khan D, Lang D, Nicklas R, Oppenheimer J, Randolph C, Schuller D, Spector S, Tilles S, Wallace D Sublett J, Bernstein J, Grimes C, Miller D & Seltzer J (Reliant Medical Group Allergy). Environmental assessment and exposure reduction of rodents: a practice parameter. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 109; 2012:375-387.

Becker MA, Baraf H, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group), Dillon A, Vazquez-Mellado J, Ottery FD, Khanna D, Sundy JS. Long-term safety of pegloticase in chronic gout refractory to conventional treatment. Annals of Rheumatic Disease. 2012:0:1-6.

Donovan J, PharmD, Kanaan A, PharmD, Tjia J, MD, MSCE, Field T, DSc, Gagne S, BS, Garber L, MD (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Cutrona S, MD, MPH, Harrold L, MD, MPH, Preusse P, RN, Reed G, PhD, Gurwitz J, MD. Identification of Adverse Drug Events Post-Hospital Discharge in a Geriatric Population. Proceedings of the 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Hollywood FL, October 21, 2012, Pharmacotherapy 2012;32(10)e231.

Field T, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Gurwitz J, et al. Technological Resources and Personnel Costs Required to Implement an Automated Alert System for Primary Care Physicians When Patients Transition from Hospitals to Home. Clinical Medicine & Research August 1, 2012;10(3):166.

Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Stoker ME (Reliant Medical Group Surgery). Prior cholecystectomy as a predictor of preoperative vitamin d deficiency in adults undergoing spine surgery. Archives of Surgery. June 2012:147(6).

Vijayakrishnan R, Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Fatal Enterococcus durans aortic valve endocarditis: a case report and review of the literature. BMJ Case Reports. 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-02-2012 5855.

Hosseinnezhad A, Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Cryptococccal meningoencephalitis after H1N1 influenza. BMJ Case Reports. 2012; doi:10.1136/vcr.11.2011.5224.

Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Development of antimicrobial antibodies: a novel line of attack in the battle against infection. Journal of Vaccines and Vaccinations. 2012:3(1).

Rapose A (Reliant Medical Group Infectious Disease). Pandemic H1N1 2009 virus infection: prolonged viral shedding and the role of corticosteroids. Journal of Infection. May 2 2012. Epub.

Harris SK, Csemy L, Sherritt L, Starostova O, Van Hook S, Johnson J, Boulter S, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J, Van Vranken N, Knight JR. Computer-facilitated substance use screening and brief advice for teens in primary care: an international trial. Pediatrics. June 2012:129(6):1-11.

Wan ES, DeMeo DL, Hersh CP, Shapiro SD, Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Sama SR (Reliant Medical Group Research), Fuhlbrigge AL, Foreman MG, Silverman EK. Clinical predictors of frequent exacerbations in subjects with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respiratory Medicine. 2011:105:588-594.

Khosroshahi A, Carruthers MD, Deshpande V, Leb Laszlo (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Reed JI (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Stone JH. Cutaneous immunoglobulin G4-related systemic disease. American Journal of Medicine Clinical Communication to the Editor. October 2011: 124 (10).

Chen Y, Harrold LR, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Field TS, Briesacher BA.Identifying patients with osteoporosis or at risk for osteoporotic fractures.American Journal of Managed Care. 2012;18(2):e61-67.

Spencer FA, Kroll A, Lessard D, Emery C, Glushchenko AV, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Reed G, Gore J, Goldberg RJ. Isolated calf deep vein thrombosis in the community setting: the Worcester Venous Thromboembolism study. Journal of Thrombosis & Thrombolysis.  2012;33:211-217.

Wan E, DeMeo DL, Hersh CP, Shapiro SD, Rosiello RA (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Sama SR (Reliant Medical Group Research), Fuhlbrigge AL, Foreman MG, Silverman EK. Clinical predictors of frequent exacerbations in subjects with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respiratory Medicine. 2011:105;588-594.

Black RM (Reliant Medical Group Nephrology), Abraham GM, Normand EA. An efficacy study of combined hepatitis b vaccine in non-responders to double dose hepatitis B vaccination in dialysis patients. Journal of American Society of Nephrology. 2011: 22: 507A.

Spears J, Kim DC (Reliant Medical Group Orthopedics), Saba SC, Mitra A, Schneck C, Mitra A. Anatomical relationship of roos’ yype 3 band and the T1 nerve root. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011:128; 1257-1262.

Brufsky AM, Harker WG, Beck JT, Bosserman L, Vogel C, Seidler S (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Jin L, Warsi G, Argonza-Aviles E, Hohneker J, Ericson SG, Perez EA. Final 5-Year Results of Z-Fast Trial. Cancer. 2011:1-10.

Hosseinnezhad A, Vijayakrishnan R, Farmer MJ (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary). Acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia and elevated liver enzymes after concurrent abuse of alcohol and cocaine. Clinics and Practice. 2011;1:e35;65-66.

Solomon DH, Brookhart MA, Tsao P, Sundaresan D (Reliant Medical Group Research), Andrade SE, Mazor K, Yood R (Fallon Clinic Rheumatology). Predictors of very low adherence with medications for osteoporosis: towards development of a clinical prediction rule. Osteoporosis International. 2011:22(6):1737-43.

Wan ES, DeMeo DL, Hersh CP, Shapiro SD, Rosiello RA (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Sama SR (Reliant Medical Group Research), Fuhlbrigge AL, Foreman MG, Silverman ED. Clinical predictors of frequent exacerbations in subjects with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respiratory medicine 2011:105:588-594.

Nimgade A, McNeely E, Milton D, Celona J (Reliant Medical Group Occupational Health).Increased expenditures for other health conditions after an incident of low back pain. Spine. 2010:35;769-777.

Menzin J, Korn JR, Cohen J (Reliant Medical Group Endocrinology), Lobo F, Zhang B, Friedman M, Neumann PJ. Relationship between glycemic control and diabetes-related hospital costs in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2010;16(4): 1-10.

Ivanova JI, Bienfait-Beuzon C, Birnbaum HG, Connolly C, Emani S, Sheehy M (Reliant Medical Group (Reliant Medical Group Medical Utilization & Resource Management). Physicians’ decisions to prescribe antidepressant therapy in older patients with depression in a managed care plan. Drug and Aging. 2011; 2(1):51-62.

Shipman DL (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Sheldrick RC, Perrin EC. Quality of life in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: reliability and validity of self-reports.Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Feb/March 2011; 32: 85-89.

Nazarian BL, Glader L, Choueiri R, Shipman DL (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Sadof M.Identifying what pediatric residents are taught about children and youth with special health care needs and the medical home. Pediatrics. 2010;126;S183-S189.

Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Fouayzi H, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Adherence and occurrence of fractures after switching to once-monthly oral bisphosphonates. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2010; DOI: 10.1002/pds.2048.

Spencer FA, Goldberg RJ, Lessard D, Reed G, Emery C, Gore JM, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Weitz JI. Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes in Outpatients Presenting With Pulmonary Embolism, The Worcester Venous Thromboembolism Study. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2010;3:390-394.

Mazor KM, Velten S, Andrade SE, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Older women’s views about prescription osteoporosis medication. Drugs Aging. 2010; 27: 999-1008.

Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Velten S, Ockene IS, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology.Patients and providers view gout differently: a qualitative study. Chronic Illness OnlineFirst. July 2010; 1-9.

Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Andrade SE, Mazor KM, Fouayzi H, Chan W, Kahler K. Bone density consequences of initiation and compliance with therapy for osteoporosis. Arthritis Care Research 2010; 62;10:1440-1445.

Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Fouayzi H, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Adoption of Once-monthly oral bisphosphonates and the impact of adherence. American Journal of Medicine 2010;123:275-280.

Buhaescu I, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Izzedine H. Serum Procalcitonin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases – Where are we Now? Seminars Arthritis Rheumatism. 2010 Feb 2 Epub ahead of print.

Harrold L, Andrade S, Briesacher B, Raebel M, Fouayzi H Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Ockene I. The dynamics of chronic gout treatment: medication gaps and return to therapy. American Journal of Medicine. 2010;123:54-59.

Spencer F, Emery C, Joffe W, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Lessard D, Reed G, Gore J, Goldberg R. Incidence rates, clinical profile and outcomes of patients with venous thromboembolism. The Worcester VTE study. Journal of Thrombosis & Thrombolysis. 2009 July 24; Epub.

Goldberg R, Darling C, Joseph B, Saczynski J, Chinali M, Lessard D, Pezzella S (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Spencer F. Epidemiology of decompensated Heart Failure in a single community in the northeastern United States. American Journal of Cardiology. 2009;104:377-382.

Lerner D, Adler D, Rogers W, Chang H, Lapitsky L, McLaughlin T, Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Work Performance of Employees with Depression: The Impact of Work Stressors. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2010; 24:205-213.

Paulson J, Karr C, Seltzer J (Reliant Medical Group Allergy), Cherry D, Sheffield PE, Cifuentes E, Buka I, Amler R. Development of the pediatric environmental health specialty unit network in North America. American Journal of Public Health. 2009; 99:S511-S516.

Black, Robert (Reliant Medical Group Nephrology). “Pericarditis in renal failure” Up To Date. 2010. Web. http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=~7olD.04j4GWujND

Black, Robert (Reliant Medical Group Nephrology). “Metabolic Acidosis and Metabolic Alkalosis” and “Disorders of Plasma Sodium and Plasma Potassium”. Intensive Care Medicine. Ed. Richard Irwin and James Rippe. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. 884-897 and 898-925. Print.

Black R (Reliant Medical Group Nephrology), Towery H, Hosseinnezhad A, Aeddula N, Adhikari D, Chua P. Glucagon-Induced pheochromocytoma crisis at colonoscopy. Journal of American Society of Nephrology. 2009; 20:843A.

Paulson J, Karr C, Seltzer J (Reliant Medical Group Allergy), Cherry D, Sheffield PE, Cifuentes E, Buka I, Amler R. Development of the pediatric environmental health specialty unit network in North America. American Journal of Public Health. 2009; 99:S511-S516.

Hassan A, Harris S, Sherritt L, Van Hook S, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J, Knight J. Primary care follow-up plans for adolescents with substance abuse problems. Pediatrics. 2009; 124:144-150

Frick KD, Burton LC, Clark R, Mader SI, Naughton WB, Burl JB (Reliant Medical Group Geriatrics), Greenough WB, Steinwachs DM, Leff B. Substitutive hospital at home for older persons: effects on costs. American Journal of Managed Care 2009; 15:49-56.

Kitkungvan D, Sharma S, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Spodick D. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Masquerading as ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2009; 21:256-257.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Briesacher BA, Raebel MA, Fouayzi H, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Ockene IS. Adherence with urate-lowering therapies for the treatment of gout. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009, 11:R46, Epub.

Garber LD (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Building an EHR at Reliant Medical Group: The Art and Science of Seamless Transition. Group Practice Journal 2008;57(5):38-43

Kitkungvan D, Sharma S, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Spodick D. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma masquerading as ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2009; 21:256-257.

Spencer F, Gore J, Lessard D, Emery C, Pacifico L (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Reed G, Gurwitz J, Goldberg R. Venous thromboembolism in the elderly. Journal of Thrombosis and Homeostasis 2008; 100:780-788.

Hauptman PJ, Rich MW, Heidenreich PA, Chin J, Cummings N, Dunlap ME, Edwards ML, Gregory D, O’Connor C, Pezzella S (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Philbin E. The heart failure clinic: a consensus statement of the heart failure society of America. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2008; 14:801-815.

Birnbaum HG, Ivanova JI, Yu AP, Hsieh M, Seal B, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Colice GL. Asthma severity categorization using a claims-based algorithm or pulmonary function testing. Journal of Asthma 2009; 46: 67-72.

Buhaescu I, Williams A (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Rare manifestations of Churg-Strauss syndrome: coronary artery vasospasm, temporal artery vasculitis, and reversible monocular blindness-a case report. Clinical Rheumatology 2009; 28:231-233.

Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Mazor KM, Andrade SE, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Chan W, Kahler KH. Patient decision to initiate therapy for osteoporosis: the influence of knowledge and beliefs. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008; 23:1815-1821.

Harrold LR, Li W, Yood RA, (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology) Fuller J, Gurwitz J.&Identification of patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation using administrative data. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2008; 14:487-497.

Thompson RE, Nelson DF, Popkin JH (Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine), Popkin Z.Case-control study of lung cancer risk from residential radon exposure in Worcester County, Massachusetts. Health Physics Society. 2008; 94:228-240.

Somkin, CP, Altschuler A, Ackerson, L, Tolsma D, Rolnick SJ, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Weaver WD, Von Worley A, Hornbrook, M, Magid DJ, Go AS. Cardiology clinical trial participation in community-based healthcare systems: obstacles and opportunities. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2008; 29:646-653.

Sievert LL, Saliba M, Reher D, Sahel A, Hoyer D (Reliant Medical Group Research), Deeb M, Obermeyer CM. The medical management of menopause: A four-country comparison of care in urban areas. Maturitas. 2008; 59:7-21.

Van Hook S, Harris SK, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J, Knight JR. The six T’s”: barriers to screening teens for substance abuse in primary care. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2007; 40(5):456-461. .

Knight JR, Harris SK, Sherritt L, Van Hood S, Lawrence N, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J: Prevalence of positive substance abuse screen results among adolescent primary care patients. Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine.2007;161:1035-41.

Analysis Group’s Yu AP, Wu eQ, Yang E, Birnbaum HG, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Fay M (Reliant Medical Group Endocrinology), Gerhardt P, Wintle M, Oglesby A.Short-term economic impact of body weight change among patients with type 2 diabetes treated with antidiabetic agents. Current Medical Research Opinion. 2007; 23: 2157-69.

Brufsky A, Harker W, Beck J, Carroll R, Tan-Chiu E, Seidler C (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Hohneker J, Lacerna L, Petrone S, Perez E. Zoledronic Acid Inhibits Adjuvant Letrozole – Induced Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women with Early Breast Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2007; 25:829-836.

Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Kahler KH.Consequences of poor compliance with bisphosphonates. Bone. 2007; 41:882-7.

Harrold LR, Saag KG, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Mikuls TR, Andrade SE, Fouayzi H, Davis J, Chan KA, Raebel MA, Von Worley A, Platt R. Validity of gout diagnoses in administrative data. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2007; 57:103-8.

Bolen A, Henneberger P, Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Milton D. The validation of work-related self-reported asthma exacerbation. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2007; 64:343-348.

Harrold LR, Patterson MK, Andrade SE, Dube T, Go AS, Chan KA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Davis KJ, Platt R, Walker AM. Asthma drug use and the development of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2007;16:620-626.

Van Hook S, Lawrence N, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J. Adolescents’ preferences for substance abuse screening in primary care practice.Substance Abuse. 2007:28:107-117.

Willey C, Andrade S, Cohen J, (Reliant Medical Group Endocrinology) Fuller J, Gurwitz J.Polypharmacy with oral antidiabetic agents: an indicator of poor glycemic control.The American Journal of Managed Care. 2006:12:435-440.

Cirillo DJ, Wallace RB, WU L, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Effect of hormone therapy on risk of hip and knee joint replacement in the Women’s Health Initiative. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2006; 54:3194-3204.

Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: why are we doing so poorly? Journal of Rheumatology. 2006;33:1461-3.

Mazor KM, Reed GW, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Fischer MA, Baril J, Gurwitz JH. Disclosure of medical errors: what factors influence how patients respond? Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006;21:704-10.

Jackson RD, Wactawski-Wende J, LaCroix AZ, Pettinger M, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Watts NB, Robbins JA, Lewis CE, Beresford SA, Ko MG, Naughton MJ, Satterfield S, Bassford T. Effects of conjugated equine estrogen on risk of fractures and BMD in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: results from the women’s health initiative randomized trial. Journal of Bone Mineral Research. 2006; 21:817-28.

Spencer A, Emery C, Lessard D, Anderson F, Emani S, (Reliant Medical Group Research) Aragam J, (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology) Becker R, Goldberg R. The Worcester venous thromboembolism study: A population-based study of the clinical epidemiology of venous thromboembolism. The Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006; 7:722-727.

Jackson R, Wactawaski-Wende J, LaCroix A, Pettinger M, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Watts N, Robbins J, Lewis C, Beresford S, Ko M, Naughton M, Satterfield S, Bassford T. Effects of conjugated equine estrogen on risk of fractures and BMD in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: results from the women’s health initiative randomized trial. Journal of Bone Mineral Research. 2006;21:817-828.

Goldberg R, Farmer C, Spencer F, Pezzella S (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Meyer T. Use of nonpharmacologic treatment approaches in patients with heart failure.International Journal of Cardiology. 2006:110:348-353.

Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Milton D, Hunt P, Houseman A, Henneberger P, Rosiello R. (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary). Case-by case assessment of adult-onset asthma attributable to occupational exposures among members of a health maintenance organization. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2006; 48:400-407.

Fowler JF, Duh MS, Chang J, Person J (Reliant Medical Group Dermatology), Thorn D, Raut M, Ghosh A, Deb E, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research). A survey-based assessment of the prevalence and severity of chronic hand dermatitis in a managed care organization. Cutis. 2006;77:385-392.

Fowler, JF, Ghosh A, Sung J, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Chang J, Den E, Thorn D, Person J (Reliant Medical Group Dermatology), Duh MS. Impact of chronic hand dermatitis on quality of life, work productivity, activity impairment and medical costs. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 2006;54:448- 457.

Doubeni CA, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Srinivas E (Reliant Medical Group Research), Gurwitz, J. Identifying unrecognized peripheral arterial disease among asymptomatic patients in the primary care setting: Angiology. 2006;57:171-180.

Wexler D (Reliant Medical Group ENT), Segal R, Kimbell J. Aerodynamic effects of inferior turbinate reduction. Archives of Otololaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.2005;31:1102-1107.

Wexler D (Reliant Medical Group ENT), Braveran I. Partial inferior turbinectomy using the microdebrider. The Journal of Otolaryngology. 2005;34:189-193.

Goyal S (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Rosenthal R. Persistent left superior vena cava-inferior vena caval communication complicating implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. PACE2005;28:1245-1246.

Leff B, Burton L, Madder S, Naughton B, Burl J (Reliant Medical Group Geriatrics), Inouye S, Greenough W, Guido S, Langston C, Frick K, Steinwachs D, Burton J. Hospital at home: feasibility and outcomes of a program to provide hospital-level care at home for acutely ill older patients. Annuals of Internal Medicine. 2005;143;798-808.

Harrold L, Andrade S, Alan G, Buist A, Eisner M, Vollmer W, Chan K, Fraxier E, Weller P, Wechsler M, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Davis K, Platt R. Incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome in asthma drug users: a population–based perspective.The Journal of Rheumatology. 2005;32:1076-1080.

Menzin I, Boulanger L, Hauch O, Friedman M, Marple C, Wygant G, Hurley J, Pezzella S, (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology) Kaatz S. Quality of anticoagulation control and costs of monitoring warfarin therapy among patients with atrial fibrillation in clinic settings: a multi-site managed care study. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2005;39:445-451.

Goldberg R, Spencer F, Farmer C, Meyer T, Pezzella S (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology).Incidence and hospital death rates associated with heart failure: a community-wide perspective. The American Journal of Medicine. 2005;118:728-734.

Goyal S (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Spodick D. A bitter tale. New England Journal of Medicine. 2005; 352:97-8 (letter).

Sacks JJ, Helmick CG, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Validation of a surveillance case definition for arthritis. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2005; 32:340-347.

Harrold, LR, Andrade, SE, Go AS, Buist S, Eisner M, Vollmer WM, Chan KA, Frazier EA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Davis KA, Platt R.Incidence of Churg-Strauss Syndrome in asthma drug users: a population-based perspective. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2005;32:1076-1080.

Mazor KM, Gurwitz JH, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Simon SR, Reed GW, Martinson BC, Gunter MJ. Health plan members views on forgiving medical errors. The American Journal of Managed Care. 2005;11:49-52.

Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Garber LD (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Bates DW, et al.Strategies for Detecting Adverse Drug Events among Older Persons in the Ambulatory Setting. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2004;11(6):492-498

Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Garber LD (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Bates DW, et al. Risk Factors for Adverse Drug Events Among Older Adults in the Ambulatory Setting.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2004;52 (8), 1349–1354.

Lerner D, Adler DA, Chang H, Lapitsky L, Hood M.Y, Perissinotto C, Rogers WH , Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), McLaughlin TJ, Berndt ER. Unemployment, job retention, and productivity loss among employees with depression. Psychiatric Services. 2004;55:1371-1378.

Lerner D, Adler D, Chang H, Berndt E, Irish J, Lapitsky L, Hood M, Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Rogers W. Identifying the clinical and occupational correlates of work productivity loss among patients with depression. The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2004;46:S40-S55.

Obermeyer CM, Price K, Reynolds RF, Abraham A (Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine).Therapeutic decisions for menopause: results of the DAMES project in Central Massachusetts. The Journal of North American Menopause Society. 2004;11:456-465.

Wexler DB (Reliant Medical Group Otolaryngology), Davidson, TM. The nasal valve: a review of the anatomy, imaging and physiology. American Journal of Rhinology. 2004;18:143-150.

Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Garber LD (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Bates DW, et al.Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting. JAMA 2003;289:1107-1116

Yood RA, Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Lewis BE, Lydick E, Charpentier M (Reliant Medical Group Research). Compliance with Pharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis International. 2003;14:965-968.

Stille CJ, Primack WA (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Savageau J. Generalist-Subspecialist communication for children with chronic conditions: A regional physician survey. Pediatrics. 2003;112:1314-1320.

Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Hunt P, Cirillo P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Marx A, Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Henneberger P, Milton D. A Longitudinal study of adult-onset asthma incidence among HMO members.Environmental Health: A GlobalAccess Science Source. 2003; 2:10.

Seeger J, Walker A, Williams P, Saperia G (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology), Sacks FA.Propensity score-matched cohort study of the effect of statins, mainly Fluvastatin, on the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2003; 92:1447-1451.

Riciardi R, Islam S, Canete J, Arcand P, Stoker M (Reliant Medical Group Surgery).Effectiveness and long-term results of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.Surgical Endoscopy. 2003;17:19-22.

Presentations

Stanford R, Nag A, Mapel D, Lee T, Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Research), Schatz M, Vekeman F, Gauthier-Loiselle M, Duh M, Merrigan P. Assessment of COPD exacerbation risk: utilizing health claims data to develop and validate a risk equation. American Thoracic Society, May 16-21 2014.

Field TS, Ogarek J, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Preusse P, Sundaresan (Reliant Medical Group), Gagne S, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group), Tjia J, Cutrona S, Gurwitz J. Intervention to reduce adverse outcomes among older adults discharged from skilled nursing facilities. 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, August 25-28 2013.

Sussman M, Trocio LM, Best C (Reliant Medical Group Ob/Gyn), Chandran A, Mirkin S, Bushmakin A, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Friedman M, Menzin J. Prevalence of menopausal symptoms among women treated in
clinical practice: discordance of identification between electronic medical records and administrative claims data. 24th North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting October 9-12 2013.

Lafeuille MH, Grittner AM, Gravel J, Bailey R, Martin S, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Duh MS, Lefebvre P. Quality measure changes and health
care costs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with inadequate glycemic
control; economic simulation of canagliflozin, and sitagliptin treatment outcomes.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy(AMCP) Nexus 2013; October 15-18 2013.

Lafeuille MH, Gravel J, Bailey R, Martin S, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Duh MS, Lefebvre P. Clinical characteristics, quality measure attainment, and diabetes related healthcare costs in elderly vs. overall people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving metformin and sulfonylurea. ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting May 21 2013.

Lafeuille M, Garber L, Lefebvre P, et al. Clinical Characteristics, Quality Measure Attainment, and Diabetes-Related Healthcare Costs in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) Receiving Metformin (MET) and Sulfonylurea (SU).Proceedings of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 2013.

Field T, Garber L, Gurwitz J, et al. Intervention to Reduce Adverse Outcomes among Older Adults Discharged from Skilled Nursing Facilities to Home. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), Montreal, Canada, August 2013.

Lafeuille M, Garber L, Lefebvre P, et al. Clinical Characteristics, Quality Measure Attainment, and Diabetes-Related Healthcare Costs in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) Receiving Metformin (MET) and Sulfonylurea (SU). Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), Montreal, Canada, August 2013.

Marquard J, Garber L, et al., Overcoming challenges integrating patient-generated data into the clinical EHR: Lessons from the CONtrolling Disease Using Inexpensive IT – Hypertension in Diabetes (CONDUIT-HID) Project, International. J. Medical Informatics (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.04.009

Baraf H, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Sundy JS. Ottery FD, Horowitz ZD, Becker MA. Characterization and Management of Infusion Reactions in Refractory Chronic Gout (RCG) Treated with Pegloticase (PGL). 2012 ACR meeting in November in Washington DC

Sundy JS, Baraf HSB, Gutierrez-Urena SR, Yood R A (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Huang B, Maroli A N, Waltrip R, Horowitz Z, Becker M. A Chronic Use of Pegloticase: Safety and Efficacy Update. 2012 ACR meeting in November in Washington DC

Becker MA, Baraf HSB, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Dillon AM, Vazquez-Mellado J, Ottery FD. Khanna D, Sundy John S. Clinical Efficacy Outcomes with up to 3 Years of Pegloticase Treatment for Refractory Chronic Gout. 2012 ACR meeting in November in Washington DC

Yood RA(Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Wolfson M, Ottery FD, Irish W. Effect of chronic kidney disease status on pegloticase treatment response. Eular Conference, Berlin Germany June 6-9 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). IMPACT – Supporting the Data Needs of LTPAC – ONC Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Community of Practice Meeting, January 23rd, 2013.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Winning When Physicians, Revenue Operations and Payers are on the Same Team – Leveraging IT in Transforming the Revenue Cycle conference, Healthcare Financial Management Association of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, January 18th, 2013.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Making an IMPACT on Care Transitions in Central Massachusetts – Healthbridge Care Manager Continuing Education seminar, January 16th, 2013.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Integrating Home Health Monitoring Devices Into Epic – GPIN Primary Care Innovation Group webinar, January 16th, 2013.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). IMPACT – Connecting Nursing Facilities and Home Care to the Healthcare System of the Future – Implementing Health Information Exchange in the Long-term and Post Acute Care Community Webinar, December 12th and 14th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). IMPACT – Improving Massachusetts Post-Acute Care Transfers – Exchange Strategies to Support Transitions of Care – Office of the National Coordinator’s 2012 Annual Meeting, December 13th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Connecting Nursing Facilities and Home Care to the Healthcare System of the Future” – Capitol Hill Briefing – “Healthcare Technologies: Ensuring Successful Transitions Among Hospitals, Home Care and Long Term Care”, August 1st, 2012, Massachusetts Care Transitions Forum, September 28th, 2012, and the TOMODACHI Miyagi Japan project team, November 2nd, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). The Role of Technology in Integrated Models: Reliant Medical Group’s Experience – 2nd Annual Coordinated Care & Coverage Conference, October 11th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Vascular Surgery and the Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record – 39th Annual Meeting of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, September 22nd, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). The Med Refill Smartlink – Epic Users Group Annual Meeting, September 12th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). How To Do Better With Your Electronic Medical Record – Tufts Medical Center Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds, September 4th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). IMPACT: What’s Missing for Patient Safety? – Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, July 19th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Tracking of Incidental Hospital CT Findings – Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, July 19th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Longitudinal Care Planning and Meaningful Use – Office of the National Coordinator’s Health Information Technology Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup on Care Coordination, May 17th, 2012, and Epic Longitudinal Plan of Care Brain Trust June 21st, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). The New World of Health IT Standards – US Department of Health and Human Services Briefing, June 20th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Health Information Exchange at Reliant Medical Group – An Example of How Good HIE Can Be – White House Health IT Town Hall Meeting, Washington DC, June 19th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). SAFEHealth – Automated Health Information Exchange in Massachusetts – Health Information Exchange: The Key to Integration and Accountability, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, June 8th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Worcester, Massachusetts: Fertile Ground for Innovation – 3rd Innovative Communities Summit, June 5th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). IMPACT and Standard Datasets for Care Transitions – New England Home Care Conference, May 31st, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). IMPACT – Improving Massachusetts Post-Acute Care Transfers – Findings from the Worcester Pilot Site Learning Collaborative – Worcester “Galaxy” Meeting, May 29th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Clinical Practice Redesign with IT: Examples from the Reliant Medical Group Experience – Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care – Harvard School of Public Health, May 19th, 2011, May 17th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Taming the Medicare Wellness Exam – Epic Physicians Advisory Council, April 26th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Connecting Small Provider Organizations to the Massachusetts State HIE. Massachusetts Health Data Consortium CIO Forum, March 29th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Epic’s Ambulatory Electronic Health Record at Fallon Clinic – Guest lecture at Northeastern University Master of Science Healthcare Informatics Program Lab Course, March 24th, 2010, and March 28th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Reflecting on Innovation – World Congress New England eHealth Innovation Conference, March 15th, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). How to Implement an EHR and HIE that Actually Improve the Quality, Safety and Efficiency of Healthcare HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference, February 22nd, 2012.

Garber, L., (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). Using Technology to Improve Care Transitions: The IMPACT Project” HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference, February 22nd, 2012.

Yood RA(Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Wolfson M, Ottery FD, Irish W. Effect of chronic kidney disease status on pegloticase treatment response. Eular Conference, Berlin Germany June 6-9 2012.
Baraf H, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Sundy J, Ottery F, Becker M.Understanding infusion reactions and their relationship to urate Lowering in patients with refractory chronic gout: pooled data from Pegloticase trials. 2011 American College of Rheuamtology Congress.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Plans for the Massachusetts Statewide Health Information Exchange – Massachusetts Medical Society committee on Information Technology, November 22nd, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Clinical Integration & Accountable Care: Information Technology Solutions” – 2011 Diagnosing Change Symposium, October 20th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) IMPACT – Improving Massachusetts Post-Acute Care Transfers – Long Term and Post Acute Care HIT Collaborative – American Health Information Management Associate (AHIMA) Conference, June 13th & 14th, 2011, Worcester “Galaxy” Meeting, June 21st, 2011, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Board Meeting, August 18th, 2011, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health Quality Transitions of Care Forum, October 19th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Efficiency from Smarter Orders, BPAs and Documentation” – Epic Users Group Annual Meeting, September 21st, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “99% Meaningful Use? Not a Fairy Tale at Fallon Clinic” – Epic Physicians Advisory Council, September 19th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Recipe for a Successful ACO: Provide the Right Information at the Right Time in the Right Format” – HIMSS Virtual Forum: “Achieving Quality and Efficiencies in Health IT: Perspectives from Accountable Care Organizations”, September 13th, 2011 and Massachusetts Senior Care Association EHR Symposium, September 15th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Applying Clinical EHR Tools: Examples from the Fallon Clinic Experience” – Managing Information in Health Care – Harvard School of Public Health, August 15th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Clinical Practice Redesign with IT: Examples from the Fallon Clinic Experience” – Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care – Harvard School of Public Health, May 19th, 2011.

Fuhlbrigge A, Lane SJ, Petersen H, Seltzer JM (Fallon Clinic Allergy), Blanchette CM, Navaratnam P, Allen-Ramey F. A comparison of symptom-based vs. claims-based asthma related events on resource use and cost. ATS International Conference, Denver CO May 13-18 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Opportunities and Risks in Clinical Data Sharing” – Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education course entitled Patient-Centered Computing and eHealth: State of the Field, April 29th, 2006, March 29th, 2008, May 2nd, 2009, and May 7th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “The Art & Science of an EHR Implementation” – Guest lecture at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Systems Analysis and Design course, April 7th, 2010 and April 13th, 2011.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Streamlining Pre-Physical Lab Orders and Test Results with Best Practice Advisories” – Epic Physicians Advisory Council, April 7th, 2011.

Costanza ME, Luckmann R, White MJ, Yood R, Clark R, Reed G. A Mammography outreach effort affecting women at risk, providers and a health plan. Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundations for Future Research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Mar 3-4, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mandel D, Baraf H, Rehrig C, Horowitz Z, Ottery FD, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Use of pegloticase in chronic gout refractory to conventional therapy is associated with significant clinical benefit: Tender joint and swollen join counts and patient global assessment (Health Assessment Questionnaire). ACR Conference, Atlanta GA November 8 2010.

Baraf H, Gutierrez-Urena SR, Vasquez-Mellado J, Rehrig C, Ottery F, Sundy JS, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Progressive Reduction in Tophus Burden with Pegloticase Therapy in patients with chronic gout refractory to conventional therapy. ACR Conference, Atlanta GA November 8 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “NEHEN and SAFEHealth: Two Successful Massachusetts HIEs with Entirely Different Solutions” – Maryland HIMSS Educational Event, May 21st, 2010, and Medicaid Management Information Systems Conference, Portland, OR, August 17th, 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Achieving a Higher Level of Patient Safety with Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchanges” – Webinar sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation, July 28th, 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) “Transforming Health Information Technology into Improved Healthcare Delivery” – Testimony to the Massachusetts State Congressional Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing, Boston, MA, July 20th, 2010.

Yood, RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). Bone density consequences of initiation and adherence with treatment for osteoporosis. International Osteoporosis Foundation, Florence Italy, May 7 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) SAFEHealth – Advancing Health Information Exchange: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities from AHRQ’s State and Regional Demonstrations in Health IT and AHRQ HIE Grantees, May 13th, 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) SAFEHealth – A Sustainable HIE with a Novel Patient Consent Architecture – Health Information Technology: Creating Jobs, Reducing Costs, & Improving Quality – A National Conference Hosted by Governor Deval Patrick, April 30th, 2010.

Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics). “Recipe for the successful implementation of an ambulatory electronic health record.” Health Stimulus Exchange National Road Show, Boston MA, February 9 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) SAFEHealth – Architecture, Workflows and Policies – New England Healthcare Electronic Exchange Network (NEHEN/MA-SHARE), August 4th, 2009, Massachusetts eHealth Institute, August 20th, 2009, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium CIO Forum, November 18th, 2009, and NEHIMSS Webinar, February 18th, 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Evaluation of Dragon Medical with an Ambulatory Electronic Health Record: Results of an Impact Study – Webinar sponsored by Nuance Comunications, Inc, January 22nd 2009 and March 25th 2009, Epic Physicians Advisory Council March 12th, 2009, HIMSS 2009 Annual Conference April 6th, 2009, Nuance Conversations Users Group October 27th, 2009, and HIMSS 2010 Annual Conference March 2nd, 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Analyzing Health Data to Improve Care.eHealth Initiative Annual Conference, January 26th, 2010.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Recipe for the Successful Implementation of an Ambulatory Electronic Health Record – American Medical Group Association’s National Conference: Learning from the Best, March 6th, 2008, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, July 1st, 2008, HealthData Management Health IT Summit, September 17th, 2009, and Healthcare Stimulus Exchange, February 9th, 2010.

Sundy JS, Baraf HS, Gutierrez-Urena SR, Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Huang B, Maroli AN, Waltrip R, Horowitz Z, Becker MA. Chronic use of Pegloticase: Safety and Efficacy Update. ACR Annual Conference in Philadelphia PA in October 2009.

Burton T, Boulanger L, Larholt K, Pashos C, McKenzie S, Senbetta M, Lopez J, Sundaresan D (Reliant Medical Group Research), Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Seidler C (Reliant Medical Group Oncology). Blood and resource utilization in cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia in the pre- and post-national coverage determination timeframes: results from an electronic medical record study.American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, December 5-8 2009.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Leveraging Payer & EHR Data: Taking Healthcare to a Higher Level – Massachusetts Association of Health Plans’ Annual Conference, October 30th, 2009.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Solving the Lab No-Show Problem – GPIN Epic Optimization Group Webinar, January 21st, 2009 and Epic Users Group Annual Meeting, September 23rd, 2009.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Out, Damned Shot! – Surviving NDC Codes – Epic Users Group Annual Meeting, September 17th, 2008.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Send Me Your Data! – Epic Users Group Annual Meeting, September 16th, 2008.

Strong D, Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Johnson S, et al. EHR Affordances and their Actualizations. Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Informations Systems (AMCIS) 2009, San Francisco CA, August 2009.

Dugan E, Crawford S, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology). “Beyond competence and agency: patient trust in a physician is associated with nurse and office staff performance.” Proceedings of the Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Meeting, National Harbor MD, November 23, 2008.

Pelletier L, Johnson S, Strong D, Bengisu T, Isa B, Trudel J (Reliant Medical Group Family Practice), Kashyap N, Garber L. (Reliant Medical Group Informatics), Standardization of health care delivery processes: a qualitative study of the effects of electronic health records systems. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium San Francisco CA on November 14-18 2009.

Ivanova J, Birnbaum H, Samuels S, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Sheehy M (Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine), Cattelin F. Direct costs in older patients with depression treated and untreated with antidepressant therapy. International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Orlando FL on May 16-20 2009. I

Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics). Use of computerized screening and a provider prompt to improve rates of brief advice for adolescent substance use.Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore MD on May 2 2009.

Harris SK, Woods ER, Sherritt L, Van Hook S, Boulter S, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J, Van Vranken N, Knight JR. A youth/provider connectedness measure for use in clinical intervention studies. Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting on March 26 2009.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) System-wide Strategies for Creating and Maintaining Problem Lists and Histories in an EMR – Group Practice Improvement Network Epic Optimization Teleconferece, April 16th, 2008.

Garber, L (Reliant Medical Group Informatics) Use of Claims Data at the Point of Care for the Benefit of Patients – Massachusetts Health Data Consortium’s Healthcare IT Conference 2008: The Patient’s View of eHealth Technology, February 8th, 2008.

Fillipon NL, Downey BC (Reliant Medical Group Cardiology). The relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin and myocardial perfusion imaging. Annual meeting of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Boston MA in September 2008.

Dugan E, Crawford S, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Yood RA (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine & Informatics).Beyond competence and agency: patient trust in a physician is associated with nurse and office staff performance. Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Meeting in National Harbor MD on November 23 2008.

Menzin J, Zhang B, Cohen J (Reliant Medical Group Endocrinology), Lobo FS, Korn JR, Friedman M, Neumann PJ. The relationship between glycemic control and healthcare resource utilization among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: an analysis of managed care data. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Educational Conference. Kansas City MO on October 15-18 2008.

Shipman D (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Perrin E, Sheldrick C, Neger E, Mayoral M.Quality of life among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Annual meeting of Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Portland OR in October 2008.

Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology) Mazor K, Andrade S, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research) Chan W. Patient Knowledge and Beliefs About Osteoporosis. 7th International Symposium on Osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Foundation in Washington DC on 4/18-4/22/07.

Seidler C (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Vasu S, Field T, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research). Pilot study of predictors of Erythropoietin response in chemotherapy-induced anemia. HMO Research Network Conference on May 1-3, 2006.

Knight, J, Harris S, Sherritt L, Hook S, Lawrence N, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J. The prevalence of positive screens for substance abuse among adolescent primary care patients. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting. In 2006.

Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Garber L (Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine), Fisher M, Alper E, Erban S, Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research). Patient perceptions of health information exchange and implications for successful implementation.Presented to the AHRQ Patient Safety and Health IT Conference. Washington, DC on June 4-7, 2006.

Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Brooks T, Carey P, Kulig J, Shaw J, Sherritt L, Van Hook S, Knight J. Implementation of substance abuse screening in a large group practice pediatric office: Comparative results. HMO Research Network Conference on May 1-3, 2006.

Harrold L, Saag K, Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Mikuls T, Andrade S, Fouayzi H, Davis J, Chan A, Raebel M, Worley, Platt R. Validity of Gout Diagnoses in Administrative Data. HMO Research Network Conference on May 1-3, 2006.

Boulanger L, Syat B, Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Marton JP, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Migausky BA, Menzin J. Gender-based differences in hospitalization rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: findings from a disease management program. Chest Annual Meeting in 2006.

Lippuner K, Binkely N, Delmas P, Recher R, Ringe J, Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Felsenberg D, Salzmann G, Liu M, Santora A. Effect of once-weekly tablet containing alendronate and vitamin D3 for the treatment of osteoporosis. European Congress on Clinical Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in March 2006.

Bolen A, Henneberger P, Derk S, Liang X, Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Milton D. The validation of work-related self-reported asthma exacerbation. American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference in May 2006.

Seidler CW (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Kodali D, Gupta D. Retrospective review of patients receiving carboplatin and gemcitabine with sequential radiation therapy stage III and IV NSCLC. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference in 2005.

Seidler C (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Scepansky E, Sallem K, Rooney J, Gorden J, Walsh W. Phase I-II trial of daily thalidomide in combination with docetaxel in patients with relapsed non-small cell lung cancer: a final analysis. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) Conference in 2005.

Brufsky A, Harker G, Beck T, Carroll R, Tan-Chiu E, Seidler C (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Lacerna L, Thomas E, Perez E. A randomized Phase III multicenter trial of gemcitabine in combination with carboplatin or paclitaxel versus paclitaxel plus carboplatin in patients with metastatic (stage IIIB, IV) non-small cell lung cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference in 2005.

Henneberger PK, Derk SJ, Boylstein RJ, Sama SR (Reliant Medical Group Research), Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary), Milton DK.The frequency of workplace exacerbation of asthma. European Respiratory Society in fall 2005.

Knight, J, Harris S, Sherritt L, Hook S, Lawrence N, Brooks T, Carey P, Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Kulig J. The “Six T’s”: Barriers to screening teens for substance abuse in primary care. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Conference in 2005.

Kossack R (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics), Brooks T, Carey P, Kulig J, Shaw J, Sherritt L, Van Hook S, Knight J. Implementation of substance abuse screening in a busy primary care office practice: analysis of preliminary data. Ambulatory Pediatric Association Spring Regional meeting in April 2005.

Henneberger PK, Derk SJ, Boylstein RJ, Hoffman CD, Milton DK, Sama SR (Reliant Medical Group Research), Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary). The frequency of workplace exacerbation of asthma: methods and preliminary results. Presented at the Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Orlando, Florida, in 2004.

Milton D, Houseman E, Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Hunt P, Fuhlbrigge A, Rosiello R (Reliant Medical Group Pulmonary). Risk Factors for Asthma Onset in Adulthood.Presented at the 100th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Orlando, Florida in 2004.

Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Hunt P, Fuhlbrigge A, Rosiello R, Cirillo P (Reliant Medical Group Research), Herrick R, Houseman E, Milton D. Incidence of Asthma Attributable to Occupation Among HMO Members. Presented at the 100th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Orlando, Florida in 2004.

Brufsky A, Harker G, Beck T, Carroll R, Tan-Chiu E, Seidler C.(Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Lacema L, Thomas E, Perez, E. Zoledronic Acid for prevention of cancer treatment-induced bone loss in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer receiving adjuvant Letrozole: Preliminary results of the Z-Fast trial. Presented at the 24th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2004.

Henneberger P, Derk S, Milton D, Sama S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Stemple K, Masiello J, Wetzel A, Preusse P (Reliant Medical Group), Enright P. Modification of a Commercial Portable Spirometer for Use in Studies of Work-Related Respiratory Disease.Presented to the European Respiratory Society in summer/fall 2004.

Henneberger, PK (NIOSH), Derk SJ (NIOSH), Milton DK (HSPH), Sama SR (HSPH), Boylstein, RJ (NIOSH), Hoffman, CD (NIOSH), Preusse, P (FC Research) and Rosiello, R. (FC Pulmonary), The Frequency of Workplace Exacerbation of Asthma: Methods and Preliminary Results. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Seattle WA in May 2004.

Milton, DK (HSPH), Sama SR (HSPH), Derk, SJ (NIOSH), Henneberger, PK (NIOSH), Masiello, J, Wetel A and Buess, C (ndd Medical Technologies), Preusse, P (FC Research) and Stemple, K (NIOSH). Portable Spirometer for Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Seattle WA in May 2004.

Seidler CW (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Conrad A, Katipamula R, Mahmood, K. The Role of Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) in the Diagnosis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago IL on 6/1/2003.

Stille C, Mazor K, Giese A, Primack W (Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics). Parent and provider experiences with generalist-specialist communication for pediatric subspecialty referrals. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting in Seattle WA on 5/4/2003.

Allaire S, Niu J, Lerner D, Sharma L, Reed J (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), LaValley M.On-the-job work disability in persons with knee osteoarthritis. Presented at the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida in October 2003.

Yood R (Reliant Medical Group Rheumatology), Sacks J, Harrold L, Emani S (Reliant Medical Group Research), Gurwitz J, Helmick C. Validation of a telephone survey surveillance case definition of arthritis: preliminary results. Presented at the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando FL in October 2003.

Leb L (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Becker P, Brettler D, Church A, Khanani S (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Rooney J (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Seidler C (Reliant Medical Group Oncology), Young J, Woda B. The Synergistic Effect of Low Dose Thalidomide given in Combination with Erythropoietin in Patients with Low International Prognostic Scoring Systems (IPSS) Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Presented at the American Society of Hematologists in San Francisco, CA in December 2003.