Elizabeth BaylissTed E. Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH

Ted E. Palen, PhD, MD, MSPH is a clinical investigator and practicing internist. He is interested in clinical informatics with an emphasis on understanding the flow of data from the point-of-care to its collection and use in research, chronic disease management, and quality of patient care.


Institute for Health Research
10065 E. Harvard Ave Suite 300
Denver, CO 80231
ted.e.palen @ kp.org



Guide to Identifying and Remediating Unintended Consequences of Implementing Health IT Subcontracted to RAND
Role: Principal Investigator
Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Using Telemedicine in Underserved Communities This is a proposal to conduct a proof-of-concept and a pilot study that will evaluate how the use of telemedicine technology may be used to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care in ambulatory settings and that support transitions in and between ambulatory settings. Since KPCO is expanding to other areas of the Colorado, using telemedicine to offer specialty consultations might be considered as a strategy to provide members with a convenient way to access high quality specialty care.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Kaiser Permanente Coloradao Regional Initiatives Fund
Palen, TE. Computerized alerts significantly reduces D-Dimer testing to diagnose blood clots in elderly patients, increases use of more accurate alternatives. AHRQ Innovations Exchange; 2011: (e-pub)

Palen TE, Price DW, Snyder AJ, Shetterly SM. Computerized alert reduced D-dimer testing in the elderly. Am J Manag Care 2010;16(11):e267-e275. PMID:21087072

Palen TE, Felix KG. Surgical masks vs N95 respirators for preventing influenza. JAMA 2010;303(10):937-939. PMID:20215603

Rahm AK, Gaglio B, Bodily M, Palen TE, Ritzwoller DP, Sukhanova A et al. A Tale of Two Projects: Challenges Faced by Research Projects during a Change in Electronic Medical Record Systems. ElectronicHealthcare 2008; 7[3], 1-8. 2 http://www.longwoods.com/content/20319

Escobar GJ, Fireman BH, Palen TE et al. Risk adjusting community-acquired pneumonia hospital outcomes using automated databases. Am J Manag Care 2008;14(3):158-166. PMID:18333708

Palen TE, Raebel M, Lyons E, Magid DM. Evaluation of laboratory monitoring alerts within a computerized physician order entry system for medication orders. Am J Manag Care 2006;12(7):389-395. PMID:16834525

The Unique Records Portfolio. Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute, 2006

Hazlehurst B, Sittig DF, Stevens VJ et al. Natural language processing in the electronic medical record: assessing clinician adherence to tobacco treatment guidelines. Am J Prev Med 2005;29(5):434-439. PMID:16376707

Magid DJ, Estabrooks PA, Brand DW et al. Translating Patient Safety Research into Clinical Practice. 2005. PMID:21249813

Palen TE, Adcock DM. Performance Characteristics of Three Quantitative D-Dimer Assays for Outpatient Evaluation of Venous Thromboembolism and Its Use in a Clinical Guideline for a Group Model HMO. Journal of Clinical Ligand Assay 2005;28:123-129.

Ritzwoller DP, Kleinman K, Palen TE et al. Comparison of syndromic surveillance and a sentinel provider system in detecting an influenza outbreak--Denver, Colorado, 2003. MMWR - Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report 2005;54:Suppl-6. PMID:16177707

Sittig D, Hazlehurst B, Palen T, Hsu J, Jimison H, Hornbrook M. A Clinical Information System Research Agenda for Kaiser Permanente, Part II. The Permanente Journal 6[3], 41-44. 2002.

Sittig D, Hazlehurst BL, Palen T, Hsu J, Jimison H, Hornbrook M. A clinical information system research landscape. The Permanente Journal 6[2], 62-68. 2002.

Abrams-Brill M, Dold C, Hough H et al. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Hawkes AP, Kronenberger CB, MacKenzie TD et al. Cervical cancer screening: American College of Preventive Medicine practice policy statement. Am J Prev Med 1996;12(5):342-344. PMID:8909644

Pawlik WW, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Pawlik T, Jacobson ED. Adenosine modulates reactive hyperemia in rat gut. J Physiol Pharmacol 1993;44(2):119-137. PMID:8358049

Berguer R, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Stewart JM, Jacobson ED. Bradykinin-induced mesenteric vasodilation is mediated by B2-subtype receptors and nitric oxide. Am J Physiol 1993;264(3 Pt 1):G492-G496. PMID:8384797

Pawlik TJ, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Jacobson ED. [Role of adenosine in functional and reactive intestinal hyperemia]. Folia Med Cracov 1991;32(3-4):359-367. PMID:1845331

Pawlik TJ, Hottenstein OD, Palen TE, Pawlik WW, Jacobson ED. Role of adenosine receptors in functional and reactive intestinal hyperemia. Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the Polish Association of Gastroenterology, Streszsenia (Abstracts) 1991;37-3

Palen TE, Harris RB, Wypij DM, Wilson IB. Substrate specificity of a hypothalamic neurosecretory granule enzyme capable of processing pro-gonadotropin releasing hormone precursor protein. Peptides 1987;8(1):21-24. PMID:3554167

Palen TE, Wypij DM, Wilson IB, Harris RB. Characterization of an enzyme that is capable of processing pro-gonadotropin-releasing hormone protein. Arch Biochem Biophys 1986;251(2):543-550. PMID:3541788

Palen TE, Cech TR. Chromatin structure at the replication origins and transcription-initiation regions of the ribosomal RNA genes of Tetrahymena. Cell 1984;36(4):933-942. PMID:6323028

Gottschling DE, Palen TE, Cech TR. Different nucleosome spacing in transcribed and non-transcribed regions of the ribosomal RNA gene in Tetrahymena thermophila. Nucleic Acids Res 1983;11(7):2093-2109. PMID:6835846

Palen TE, Cech TR. Transcribed and non-transcribed regions of Tetrahymena ribosomal gene chromatin have different accessibilities to micrococcal nuclease. Nucleic Acids Res 1983;11(7):2077-2091. PMID:6300792