Biography

Nathan R. Hoot, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. His interests focus on the challenge of ED crowding and how to optimize patient flow while maintaining quality of care. He uses computer simulation models in order to forecast ED crowding in real time. His research has been published in numerous journals, including Annals of Emergency Medicine. He is also interested in patient safety and serves on the department Quality Assurance Committee. He works in clinical informatics, serving as Co-Director of Medical Informatics for the Department of Emergency Medicine and collaborating with other faculty at the School of Biomedical Informatics.

Education

Medical School
Vanderbilt University
PhD
Vanderbilt University
Internship
EM, Vanderbilt University
Residency
EM, Vanderbilt University

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

Emergency Department Crowding, Computer Simulation, Quality of Care, Biomedical Informatics

Research Information

Dr. Hoot’s research interests center around the problem of emergency department crowding, including development of techniques to measure and forecast crowding, and determining how crowding affects patient safety.  His work involves the development of computational models such as discrete event simulations to describe the complex operational processes of an emergency department.  His work has been published by journals including Annals of Emergency Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Publications

Publication Information

  1. Hoot NR, Aronsky D. Systematic review of emergency department crowding: causes, effects, and solutions. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Aug;52(2):126-36.
  2. Hoot NR, LeBlanc LJ, Jones I, Levin SR, Zhou C, Gadd CS, Aronsky D. Forecasting emergency department crowding: a discrete event simulation. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Aug;52(2):116-25.
  3. Hoot NR, LeBlanc LJ, Jones I, Levin SR, Zhou C, Gadd CS, Aronsky D. Forecasting emergency department crowding: a prospective, real-time evaluation. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):338-45.
  4. Hoot NR, Epstein SK, Allen TL, Jones SS, Baumlin KM, Chawla N, Lee AT, Pines JM, Klair AK, Gordon BD, Flottemesch TJ, LeBlanc LJ, Jones I, Levin SR, Zhou C, Gadd CS, Aronsky D. Forecasting emergency department crowding: an external, multi-center evaluation. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Oct;54(4):514-522.e19.
  5. Hoot NR, Zhou C, Jones I, Aronsky D. Measuring and forecasting emergency department crowding in real time. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Jun;49(6):747-55. Erratum in: Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Nov;50(5):534.
  6. Hoot NR, Banuelos RC, Chathampally Y, Robinson DJ, Voronin BW, Chambers KA. Does crowding influence emergency department treatment time and disposition? J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2020;1–10.