Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. McCoy AB, Waitman LR, Gadd CS, Danciu I, Smith JP, Lewis JB, Schildcrout JS, Peterson JF. “A Computerized Provider Order Entry Intervention for Medication Safety During Acute Kidney Injury: A Quality Improvement Report.” American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2010 Nov;56(5):832-841. Epub 2010 August 14. PMID: 20709437. PubMed
  2. Sastre EA, Denny JC, McCoy JA, McCoy AB, Spickard WA. “Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Impact on Students’ Literature Use and Inpatient Clinical Documentation.” Medical Teacher. 2011;33(6):e306-312. PMID: 21609166. PubMed
  3. Waitman LR, Phillips IE, McCoy AB, Danciu I, Halpenny RM, Nelsen CL, Johnson DC, Starmer J, Peterson JF. “Adopting Real-Time Surveillance Dashboards as a Component of an Enterprisewide Medication Safety Strategy.” Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011;37(7):326-332. PMID: 21819031. (Selected as a Health and Clinical Management Best Paper in the 2012 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics). PubMed
  4. Laxmisan A, McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. “Clinical Summarization Capabilities of Commercially-available and Internally-developed Electronic Health Records.” Applied Clinical Informatics. 2012 February 22;3(1):80–93. PMID: 22468161. PubMed
  5. McCoy AB, Waitman LR, Lewis JB, Wright JA, Choma DP, Miller RA, Peterson JF. “A Framework for Evaluating the Appropriateness of Clinical Decision Support Alerts and Responses.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2012;19:346-352. Epub 2011 August 17. PMID: 21849334.(Selected as an Evidence-Based Health Informatics Best Paper in the 2013 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics). PubMed
  6. McCoy AB, Waitman LR, Neal EB, Cox ZL, Peterson NB, Bhave G, Siew ED, Danciu I, Peterson JF. “Real-Time Pharmacy Surveillance and Clinical Decision Support to Reduce Adverse Drug Events in Acute Kidney Injury: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.” Applied Clinical Informatics. 2012;3(2):221-238. Epub 2012 June 13. PMID: 22719796. PubMed
  7. McCoy AB, Wright A, Laxmisan A, Ottosen MJ, McCoy JA, Butten D, Sittig DF. “Development and Evaluation of a Crowdsourcing Methodology for Knowledge Base Construction: Identifying Relationships between Clinical Problems and Medications.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2012;19:713-718. Epub 2012 May 12. PMID: 22582202. PubMed
  8. McCoy AB, Ottenbacher AJ, Sittig DF, Etchegaray JM. “Understanding Evidence-Based Research Methods: Challenges and Considerations in the Analysis of Survey Data.” Health Environments Research and Design Journal. 2012 Summer;5(4):142-5. PMID: 23224813. PubMed
  9. Etchegaray JM, Ottenbacher AJ, Sittig DF, McCoy AB. “Understanding Evidence-Based Research Methods: Survey Analysis, t-Tests, and Odds Ratios.” Health Environments Research and Design Journal. 2012 Fall;6(1):143-7. PMID: 23224848. PubMed
  10. Atreya RV, Smith JC, McCoy AB, Malin B, Miller RA. “Reducing Patient re-identification risk for laboratory results within research datasets.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013 Jan 1;20(1):95-101. Epub 21 July 2012. PMID: 22822040. PubMed
  11. McCoy AB, Wright A, Kahn MG, Shapiro J, Bernstam EV, Sittig DF. “Matching Identifiers in Electronic Health Records: Implications for Duplicate Records and Patient Safety.” BMJ Quality & Safety. 2013;22:219-224. Epub 29 January 2013. PMID: 23362505. PubMed
  12. Wright A, Henkin S, Feblowitz J, McCoy AB, Bates DW, Sittig DF. “Early Results of the Meaningful Use Program for Electronic Health Records.” New England Journal of Medicine. 2013;368:779-780. PMID: 23425186. (Research Letter). PubMed
  13. McCoy AB, Melton GB, Wright A, Sittig DF. “Clinical Decision Support for Colon and Rectal Surgery: An Overview.” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2013;26(1):23-30. PMID: 24436644. PubMed
  14. Wright A, McCoy AB, Henkin S, Flaherty M, Sittig DF. “Validation of an association rule mining-based method to infer associations between medications and problems.” Applied Clinical Informatics. 2013;4(1):100-109. PMID: 23650491. PubMed
  15. Cox ZL, McCoy AB, Matheny ME, Bhave G, Peterson NB, Siew ED, Danciu I, Bian A, Shintaini A, Peterson JF. “Adverse drug events during AKI and its Recovery.” Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2013 July 3;8(7):1070-1078. Epub 28 March 2013. PMID: 23539228. PubMed
  16. Wright A, McCoy AB, Henkin S, Kale A, Sittig DF. “Use of a Support Vector Machine for Categorizing Free-Text Notes: Assessment of Accuracy across Two Institutions.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):887-90. Epub 2013 March 30. PMID: 23543111. PubMed
  17. Joffe E, Byrne MJ, Reeder P, Herskovic JR, Johnson CW, McCoy AB, Sittig DF, Bernstam EV. “A Benchmark Comparison of Deterministic and Probabilistic Methods for Defining Manual Review Datasets in Duplicate Records Reconciliation.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2014 Jan-Feb;21(1):97-104. Epub 2013 May 23. PMID: 23703827. PubMed
  18. Klann JG, McCoy AB, Wright A, Wattanasin N, Sittig DF, Murphy SN. “Health Care Transformation through Collaboration on Open-Source Informatics Projects: Integrating a Medical Applications Platform, Research Data Repository, and Patient Summarization.” Interactive Journal of Medical Research. 2013;2(1):e11. PMID: 23722634. PubMed
  19. McCoy AB, Wright A, Xu H, Malin BA, Patterson E, Eysenbach G, Sittig DF. “State of the Art in Clinical Informatics: Evidence and Examples.” IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics. 2013;8(1):13-9. PMID: 23974543. PubMed
  20. McCoy AB, Wright A, Rogith D, Fathiamini S, Ottenbacher AJ, Sittig DF. “Development of a Clinician Reputation Metric to Identify Appropriate Problem-Medication Pairs in a Crowdsourced Knowledge Base.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2014 Apr;48:66-72. Epub 2013 December 7. PMID: 24321170. PubMed
  21. Wright A, Feblowitz J, Samal L, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. “The Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program: Provider Performance on Core and Menu Measures.” Health Services Research. 2014 Feb;49(1 Pt 2):325-46. Epub 2013 December 21. PMID: 24359554. PubMed
  22. McCoy AB, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood M, Sittig DF. “Clinical Decision Support Alert Appropriateness: A Review and Proposal for Improvement.” The Ochsner Journal. 2014 Summer;14(2):195-202. PMID: 24940129. PubMed
  23. Wright AP, Wright AT, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. “The Use of Sequential Pattern Mining to Predict Next Prescribed Medications.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Feb;53:73-80. Epub 2014 Sep 6. PMID: 25236952. PubMed
  24. McCoy AB, Wright A, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood T, McCoy JA, Sittig DF. “Validation of a Crowdsourcing Methodology for Developing a Knowledge Base of Related Problem-Medication Pairs.” Applied Clinical Informatics. 2015;6(2):334-44. PMID: 26171079. PubMed
  25. McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. “Cross-Vendor Evaluation of Key User-Defined Clinical Decision Support Capabilities: A Scenario-Based Assessment of Certified Electronic Health Records with Guidelines for Future Development.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2015;22(5):1081-1088. Epub 2015 Jun 23. PMID: 26104739. PubMed
  26. Wright A, McCoy AB, Hickman TT, St. Hilaire D, Borbolla D, Bowes L, Dixon WG, Dorr DA, Krall M, Malholtra S, Bates DW, Sittig DF. “Problem list completeness in electronic health records: a multi-site study and assessment of success factors.” International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2015 Oct;84(10):784-90. Epub 2015 July 17. PMID: 26228650. (Selected as a Clinical Information Systems Best Paper in the 2016 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics). PubMed
  27. McEvoy, DS, Sittig DF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, Ai A, Amato M, Bauer DW, Fraser GM, Harper J, Kennemer A, Krall MA, Lehmann CU, Malhotra S, Murphy DR, O’Kelley B, Samal L, Schreiber R, Singh H, Thomas EJ, Vartian CV, Westmorland J, McCoy AB, Wright A. “Variation in High Priority Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts Across Institutions and Electronic Health Records.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2016. Epub 2016 Aug 18. PMID: 27570216. PubMed

Papers in Proceedings of National/International Meetings

  1. McCoy AB, Wright A, Laxmisan A, Singh H, Sittig DF. “A Prototype Knowledge Base and SMART App to Facilitate Organization of Patient Medications by Clinical Problems.”  AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2011;2011:888-94. Epub 2011 October 22. PMID: 22195147. PubMed
  2. Wright A, Feblowitz J, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. “Comparative Analysis of the VA/Kaiser and NLM CORE Problem Subsets: An Empirical Study Based on Problem Frequency.” AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2011;2011:1532-40. Epub 2011 October 22. PMID: 22195218. PubMed
  3. Radecki RP, McCoy AB, Sirajuddin AM, Murphy RE, Sittig DF. “Effectiveness of Bar Code Medication Alerts for Elevated Potassium.” AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2012;2012:1360-5. Epub 2012 November 3. PMID: 23304415. PubMed
  4. Joffe E, Byrne MJ, Reeder P, Herskovic JR, Johnson CW, McCoy AB, Bernstam EV. “Optimized Dual Threshold Entity Resolution For Electronic Health Record Databases: Training Set Size And Active Learning.” AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013 Nov;2013:721-30. PMID: 24551372. PubMed

Letters

  1. McCoy AB, Krousel-Wood M. Comment on the Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network: leveraging regional and national resources to improve clinical research efficiency [letter]. The Ochsner Journal. 2015 Spring;15(1);2-3.

Published Abstracts

  1. McCoy AB, Peterson JF, Gadd CS, Danciu I, Waitman LR. “A System to Improve Medication Safety in the Setting of Acute Kidney Injury: Initial Provider Response.”  Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2008 November 6:1051. PMID: 18999252. PubMed
  2. Sastre EA, Denny JC, McCoy JA, McCoy AB, Spickard WA. “Teaching Evidence Based Medicine: Effectiveness of a Curriculum to Teach Literature Searching Skills to Third Year Medicine Clerks.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine (Scientific Abstract Presentation, The Society of General and Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Miami, FL). 2009 April; 24(Suppl 1):177.
  3. McCoy AB, Waitman LR, Peterson JF. “Rapid Correction of Clinical Decision Support Failures with Real-Time Surveillance of Provider Responses and Patient Outcomes.”  Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2010;2010:1169.
  4. McCoy AB, Sittig DF. “Computer-Based Clinical Decision Support for Colorectal Diseases: An Overview of Barriers and Facilitators.” Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (Poster Presentation, The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada). 2011 May;54(5):e147.
  5. McCoy AB, Peterson JF. “The Greasemonkey Firefox Add-On for Altering Display of Data in a Web-Based Electronic Medical Record.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2011;2011:1884.
  6. McCoy JA, McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. “Automated Inference of Patient Problems from Medications using NDF-RT and the SNOMED-CT CORE Problem List Subset.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2011;2011:1883. Epub 2011 October 22.
  7. Klann J, Wright A, McCoy AB, Sittig DF, Murphy S. “Medical App Stores, Physician Cognitive Overload, and Research Data Repositories: an Integration.” Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research, Boston, MA, 2012.
  8. McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. “Comparison of Association Rule Mining and Crowdsourcing for Automated Generation of a Problem-Medication Knowledge Base.” Poster Presentation, The 2nd Annual IEEEInternational Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB), San Diego, CA, 2012.
  9. McCoy AB, Wright A, McCoy JA, Sittig DF. “Use of the Crowdsourcing Methodology to Generate a Problem-Laboratory Result Knowledge Base.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2012;2012:1859.
  10. Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Wright A, Franklin A, Cohen T. “Reducing Cognitive Load: Exploring Knowledge Model-driven Clinical Information Displays.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2012;2012:1946.
  11. McCoy AB, Sittig DF, Wright A. “Comparison of Clinical Knowledge Bases for Summarization of Electronic Health Records.” Studies in Health Informatics and Technology (Poster Presentation, The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics/Medinfo, Copenhagen, Denmark). 2013;192:1217. PMID: 23920991. PubMed
  12. McCoy AB, Khatri PR, Anderson LJ, McDade RB, Sittig DF, Thomas EJ. “Improving Lab Order, Verification, and Follow-Up Processes at UT Physicians.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013;2013:974.
  13. Sethuraman K, Wright A, Sittig DF, McCoy AB. “Comparative Analysis of Association Rule Mining, Crowdsourcing, and NDF-RT Knowledge Bases for Problem-Medication Pair Generation.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013;2013:1261.
  14. Fathiamini S, Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Cohen T. “Reflective Random Indexing to Develop a Medication-Problem Knowledge Base.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013;2013:408.
  15. Brune E, Sittig DF, McCoy AB. “Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support Alerts for Medications Contraindicated in Cancer Patients.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013;2013:149.
  16. Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Wright A. “Cross-Vendor Evaluation of Key Clinical Decision Support Capabilities: A Preliminary Assessment.” Podium Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2013;2013:149.
  17. McCoy AB, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood MA, Sittig DF. “Using REDCap to Evaluate Clinical Decision Support Alert Appropriateness.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2014;2014:1511.
  18. Wu Y, Wright A, Xu H, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. “Development of a Unified Computable Problem-Medication Knowledge Base.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2014;2014:1635.
  19. McCoy AB, Milani RV, Holt E, Krousel-Wood M. “Clinician Satisfaction Before and After Transition from a Basic to a Comprehensive Electronic Health Record.” Journal of Investigative Medicine. (Oral Presentation, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation/American Federation for Medical Research, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 28, 2015. Selected for a Junior Faculty Research Travel Award). 2015;63(2):467.
  20. Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Wright A, Lin J. Developing an Open-Source Bibliometric Ranking Website Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles for Researchers in the Field of Biomedical Informatics. Studies in Health Informatics and Technology (Poster Presentation, The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics/Medinfo, Sao Paulo, Brazil). 2015;216:1004. PMID: 26262305.
  21. McCoy AB, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood M, Guerrero SC, Applegate RJ, Sittig DF. “Developing InSPECt: An Interactive Surveillance Portal for Evaluating Clinical Decision Support.” Podium Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2015;2015:110-111.
  22. McCoy AB, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood M, Sittig DF. “Clinician Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support Alert and Response Appropriateness.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2015;2015:1586.
  23. Zhang Y*, Krousel-Wood M, Milani RV, McCoy AB. “Evaluating Efficient Clinician Utilization of Electronic Health Records.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2015;2015:1754.
  24. McCoy AB, Ahia C, Holt EW, Luo Q, Thomas EJ, Sittig DF, Price-Haywood E, Milani RV, Krousel-Wood M. “Factors Associated with Clinical Perception of Improved Patient Safety following Transition to a Comprehensive Electronic Health Record.” Journal of Investigative Medicine. (Oral Presentation, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation/American Federation for Medical Research, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 2016.). 2016;64(2):702.
  25. Zhang Y*, Diana ML, McCoy AB, Yeager VA. “An Examination of Hospitals’ Health Information Technology Adoption to Support Care Coordination.” Poster Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA. June 26, 2016.
  26. McEvoy DS, DDI Team, Sittig DF, Wright A. “An Analysis of the Utility of Coded Override Reasons for Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts at Eleven Sites.” Poster Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2016. [In Press].

Book Chapters

  1. McCoy AB. “Different Sides of the Story.” In: Einbinder L, Lorenzi NM, Ash JS, Gadd CS, Einbinder J, eds. Transforming Health Care Through Information: Case Studies. 3rd ed. Springer; 2010. Link
  2. Sittig DF, McCoy AB¸ Wright A. “Clinical Summarization.” In: Zhang J, Walji M, eds. Better EHR: Usability, Workflow and Cognitive Support in Electronic Health Records. National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making in Healthcare; 2014. Link
  3. McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. “Developing Knowledge Bases for Automated Clinical Summarization In: Zhang J, Walji M, eds. Better EHR: Usability, Workflow and Cognitive Support in Electronic Health Records. National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making in Healthcare; 2014. Link
  4. Wright A, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. “Clinical Knowledge Bases to Improve Problem List Completeness.” In: Zhang J, Walji M, eds. Better EHR: Usability, Workflow and Cognitive Support in Electronic Health Records. National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making in Healthcare; 2014. Link
  5. McCoy AB, Wright A, Kahn MG, Shapiro J, Bernstam EV, Sittig DF. “Assessment of Patient Identification Related Practices: Matching Identifiers in Electronic Health Records: Implications for Duplicate Records and Patient Safety.” In: Sittig DF, Singh H, eds. SAFER Electronic Health Records: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience. CRC Press; 2015. Link

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  1. McCoy AB, Peterson JF, Gadd CS, Waitman LR. “A System to Improve Medication Safety in the Setting of Acute Kidney Injury.”  Poster presentation, National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference, Bethesda, MD, 2008.
  2. McCoy AB, Peterson JF, Waitman LR. “Real-Time Surveillance for Rapid Correction of Clinical Decision Support Failures.” Podium presentation, National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference, Portland, OR, 2009.
  3. Radecki RP, McCoy AB, Sirajuddin AM, Murphy RE, Sittig DF. “Effectiveness of Bar Code Medication Alerts.” Poster presentation, 22nd Keck Annual Research Conference, Houston, TX, 2012.
  4. Klann J, Murphy S, Wright A, McCoy AB. “The Medical App Store, Research Data Repositories, and Physician Cognitive Overload: Uniting Three Large, Multisite Grants for Health Care Transformation.” Panel Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2012;2012:1522. Epub 2012 Nov 3. (Selected as a “Hot Pick” by the AMIA Scientific Program Committee Chairs).
  5. McCoy AB, Milani RV, Holt E, Krousel-Wood M. “Clinician Satisfaction Before and After Transition from a Basic to a Comprehensive Electronic Health Record.” Poster Presentation at Ochsner Health System Research Day, New Orleans, LA. May 19, 2015.
  6. “Quality Initiatives in Clinical Practice: Leveraging IT to Improve Outcomes.” Invited Symposium Presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA. May 31, 2015.
  7. “Improving Clinical Decision Support Alert and Response Appropriateness.” Open-Mic Career Transition Awardee Panel Presentation, National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference, Bethesda, MD. June 23, 2015.
  8. McCoy AB, Kahn MG, Waitman LR, Doctor JN, Jain R. “Data Quality in Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs).” Didactic Panel Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2015;2015:217:219.
  9. Anderson JM, McCoy AB, Weingarten S, Murphy R, Wright A. “Who Watches the Watchers: tools and practices for monitoring and measuring CDS performance and assessing CDS effectiveness and value.” Didactic Panel Presentation, AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. November 14, 2016.
  10. “Measuring and Improving Electronic Health Record Safety.” Poster Presentation, Tulane Career Development Club, December 7, 2016.

 External Lectures/Seminars

  1. “A Renal Safety Net.” Journal Club Research Presentation, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, November 9, 2007.
  2. Achieving Medication Safety during Acute Kidney Injury: The Impact of Clinical Decision Support and Real-Time Pharmacy Surveillance.” Invited Presentation, UT-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Houston, TX, 2010.
  3. “Improving Patient Safety with Real-Time Surveillance and Automated Summarization.” Invited Presentation, The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, Houston, TX. September 30, 2011.
  4. “InSPECt: Interactive Surveillance Portal for Evaluating Clinical Decision Support.” Invited Presentation, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA. May 16, 2013.
  5. “Research in Clinical Informatics.” Research Meeting, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA. August 8, 2013.
  6. “Clinical Informatics Research: Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety.” Invited Presentation, Center for Health Research Lecture Series, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA. October 1, 2013.
  7. “Improving the Appropriateness of Clinical Decision Support Alerts and Clinician Responses.” Invited Presentation, Clinical Informatics Research & Development Weekly Seminar, Partners Healthcare, Boston, MA. June 3, 2015.
  8. “Measuring and Improving Electronic Health Record Safety.” Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science Research Seminar, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA. November 4, 2016.