Dr. Miller is focused on ultrasound education and quality improvement. Since completing her ultrasound fellowship, she employs bedside ultrasound teaching and didactic instruction to train residents, faculty, and medical students. Over the last five years, she has collaborated to create a robust quality assurance process for our department and as a consequence has identified several circumstances that are predisposed to medical error.
In 2010, she participated in the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course through the University of Texas. The curriculum focuses on quality concepts and evidence-based medicine to develop physician leaders who can direct projects with clinical impact. She has directed and assisted several emergency department healthcare quality improvement projects that have addressed issues ranging from improving emergency department throughput times, the timely notification of critical lab values, and standardization of the management of critically ill patients. These experiences have led to development of a research focus in patient safety and medical error identification and prevention.
Point-of-care ultrasound; Clinical safety; Process improvement; ED operations
Pre-hospital utility of ultrasound; Patient safety; Medical error identification and prevention