Patrick Dunn

Patrick Dunn
American Heart Association · Center for Health Technology and Innovation

Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A.

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Introduction
Currently working on continuing my research in health literacy, with a special emphasis on digital health literacy.
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - present
American Heart Association
Position
  • Manager
November 2011 - present
Walden University
Position
  • Contributing Faculty
Description
  • Instructional support for statistics, biostatistics, excel, and dissertation students.
Education
December 2011 - August 2015
Walden University
Field of study
  • Public Health
September 1988 - May 1991
Indiana University Northwest
Field of study
  • Business
August 1985 - August 1986
Purdue University
Field of study
  • Exercise Physiology

Publications

Publications (40)
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Digital health tools have been used in a wide variety of healthcare services including promoting healthy behaviors and improving health outcomes in people with chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease. However, there is no “one size fits all” approach for these digital health tools. The need for individualized designs in order to maximiz...
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Background: Emergency department (ED) visits among older adults are common near the end of life. Palliative care has been shown to reduce ED visits and to increase quality of life among patients, but recruitment into these programs is often challenging. This descriptive analysis explores the barriers to enrolling seriously ill patients scheduled f...
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Food insecurity has become an important global concern with close associations with cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities. 10.5% of the US population has diabetes an additional 34.5% has prediabetes As per this definition, more than a tenth of the U.S. population is food insecure every year and this has increased due to the pandemic Indivi...
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Background: Stakeholder involvement in health care research has been shown to improve research development, processes, and dissemination. The literature is developing on stakeholder engagement methods and preliminarily validated tools for evaluating stakeholder level of engagement have been proposed for specific stakeholder groups and settings. O...
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The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated longstanding inefficiencies and deficiencies in chronic disease management and treatment in the United States, such as a fragmented healthcare experience and system, narrowly focused services, limited resources beyond office visits, expensive yet low quality care, and poor access to comprehensive preven...
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Food insecurity is a significant public health problem in the United States leading to substantial social, economic, and health care–related burdens. While studies continue to estimate the prevalence of food insecurity, the long-term outcomes are not extensively explored. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of food insecurity on mort...
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Background Personal activity intelligence (PAI) is a metric developed to simplify a physically active lifestyle for the participants. Regardless of following today's advice for physical activity, a PAI score ≥100 per week at baseline, an increase in PAI score, and a sustained high PAI score over time were found to delay premature cardiovascular dis...
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Importance Personal activity intelligence (PAI) is a novel activity metric that can be integrated into self-assessment heart rate devices, and translates heart rate variations during exercise into a weekly score. Previous studies relating to PAI have been conducted in the same populations from Norway where the PAI metric has been derived, limiting...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in practice and is the leading cause of debilitating strokes with significant economic burden. It is currently not known whether asymptomatic undiagnosed AF should be treated if detected by various screening methods. Currently United States guidelines have no recommendatio...
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Digital health literacy is an extension of health literacy and uses the same operational definition, but in the context of technology. Technology solutions have the potential to both promote health literacy or be a barrier. To be effective, health technology solutions should go beyond building literacy and numeracy skills to functional and critical...
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The digital age is beginning to impact the healthcare system. Smartphones and other devices based on cellular technology have made access to information ubiquitous among consumers throughout the world. There has been a shift from devices that collect data to systems for those medical conditions, such as atrial fibrillation. This changes the focus f...
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Knowledge and education is foundational to an individual receiving care, and health literacy is the ability of patients to understand and act on health information. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are complex conditions that require active participation on the part of the patient. Lack of understanding on the condition and participation in self...
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The Chronic Care Model (CCM) was developed in the 1990s as a way of improving care for chronic diseases such as heart disease, hyperten-sion, diabetes, and pulmonary disease by identifying critical components and strategies [1]. Yeoh, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of the benefits and limitations of the Chronic Care Model in a primary...
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Objective: Informal patient education is a common practice used by nurses in the healthcare setting. Informal methods use quick delivery instruction, and often promote self-directed learning and focus on specific tasks, based on the needs of the patient. While there are effective models for more structured patient education programs, they are not t...
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While there have been multiple efforts to improve the health of the population, and simultaneously reducing the cost of healthcare and improving the quality of care, there is no single model for improving population health. Worksite health is a microcosm of the health of the nation and the results of been mixed. This paper considers the best practi...
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GUIDED-HF (Get With the Guidelines in Emergency Department Patients With Heart Failure) is a multicenter randomized trial of a patient-centered transitional care intervention in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who are discharged either directly from the emergency department (ED) or after a brief period of ED-based observation. To optimize c...
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While grounded theory is often cited in the qualitative literature as the methodology, there are few good examples of publications that follow the principles of grounded theory and result in an actual theory. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the Corbin and Strauss (2015) method of grounded theory was used in a study looking at how pa...
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Health literacy is the ability to understand and act on health information and is linked to health outcomes. It is unclear how health literacy skills are developed in patients with complex conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to gain perspectives of both patients and healthcare profe...
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For many people the Emergency Department (ED) is the first point of access to healthcare for acute needs, and a recurring location for many with chronic healthcare needs. While the ED is well placed to identify unmet needs it can also be a net that people slip through when faced with uncoordinated and expensive healthcare challenges. Thus the ED ha...
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As part of the 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference, "Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department: Development of a Policy-Relevant Patient-Centered Research Agenda," a panel of representatives from the Office of Emergency Care Research, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the American Heart Association, the Jo...
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Mobile telecommunication technologies have spurred growth and innovation in multiple sectors including commerce, media, and finance. Arguably, health care is the sector in which the potential of these new technologies is both the greatest and the most unrecognized. With the rapid adoption of
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Decision aids are evidenced-based tools designed to increase patient understanding of medical options and possible outcomes, facilitate conversation between patients and clinicians, and improve patient engagement. Decision aids have been used for shared decision-making (SDM) interventions outside of the ED setting for more than a decade. Their use...
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Purpose: The purpose of this clinical pilot project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 12 week lifestyle change program targeted to patients with chronic disease. Data sources: Data were collected weekly from participants using individual and group feedback and body composition analysis. Conclusions: The Game of Health was well received by...
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The purpose of the present investigation is to examine the impact of a telemanagement component on an outpatient disease management program in patients with heart failure (HF). A total of 282 patients in whom HF was diagnosed and who were enrolled in an outpatient HF program were included in this analysis. One hundred fifty-eight patients additiona...

Projects

Projects (4)
Archived project
To understand the researchers thought to make recommendations for Universities
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1. Philosophical constructions 2. Research collaborations 3. A way out to our research 4. Partners connections
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Develop and validate the health literacy instructional model.