Alan Card

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKPhD2013
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FLMPH2006Public Health: Global Communicable Disease
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    American Society for Healthcare Risk Management2021Distinguished Fellow, American Society for Health Care Risk Management (DFASHRM)

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    patient safety, quality improvement, risk management, occupational health, occupational safety, healthcare safety, wellbeing, well-being, avoidable suffering, avoidable patient suffering, avoidable occupational suffering, burnout, physician burnout, clinician burnout, healthcare worker burnout, patient safety professional burnout, third victims, risk control, risk assessment, risk analysis, risk identification, root cause analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, stuctured what-if technique, prospective risk assessment, patient harm, active risk control, active risk control toolkit, process for active risk control, generating options for active risk control, GO-ARC Technique, ARC Toolkit, Risk matrices, risk matrix, Biopsychosociotechnical model, risk evaluation, plan do study act cycles, PDSA, 5 whys, Five whys, healthcare improvement, definition of health, health and wellbeing, clinical risk management, patient safety risk management, healthcare disaster management, occupational suffering, patient suffering, hierarchy of risk controls, hierarchy of risk control, three-tiered hierarchy of risk control, 3-tiered hierarchy of risk control, evidence-based healthcare risk management, intervention design, design ideation, participatory design, improvement tools, structured brainstorming, Lovebug Diagram, patient safety as a public health issue, healthcare quality, quality management, safety management, healthcare quality and safety, public health preparedness and response, quality, safety, and risk management in healthcare, healthcare emergency management, quality, safety, and risk managers

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    1. Patient Safety 2.0: Slaying Dragons, Not Just Investigating Them. J Patient Saf. 2023 10 01; 19(6):394-395. Card AJ. PMID: 37283559.
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    2. The biopsychosociotechnical model: a systems-based framework for human-centered health improvement. Health Syst (Basingstoke). 2023; 12(4):387-407. Card AJ. PMID: 38235298; PMCID: PMC10791103.
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    3. The biopsychosociotechnical model: a systems-based framework for human-centered health improvement. Health Systems. 2022; 1-20. Alan J. Card. . View Publication.
    4. Burnout and Sources of Stress Among Health Care Risk Managers and Patient Safety Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2021 Apr 19; 1-3. Card AJ. PMID: 33867006; PMCID: PMC8209436.
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    5. What Is Ethically Informed Risk Management? AMA J Ethics. 2020 11 01; 22(11):E965-975. Card AJ. PMID: 33274710.
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    6. Flourishing as a Definition of Health. JAMA. 2019 09 10; 322(10):981. Card AJ. PMID: 31503301.
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    7. Patient safety professionals as the third victims of adverse events. Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management. 2019; 4(24):166–175. Holden J, Card AJ. View Publication.
    8. Physician Burnout: Resilience Training is Only Part of the Solution. Ann Fam Med. 2018 05; 16(3):267-270. Card AJ. PMID: 29760034; PMCID: PMC5951259.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Single-Occupancy Patient Rooms: A Systematic Review of the Literature Since 2006. HERD. 2018 01; 11(1):85-100. Taylor E, Card AJ, Piatkowski M. PMID: 29448834.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. The underlying narrative of risk management. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2017 Oct; 37(2):6-7. Card AJ. PMID: 29064151.
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    11. Learning: New avenues and new topics. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2017 Jul; 37(1):7-8. Card AJ. PMID: 28719090.
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    12. A time of uncertainty, a time to step forward. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2017 Apr; 36(4):5-6. Card AJ. PMID: 28415146.
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    13. Risks without walls. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2017 Jan; 36(3):4-5. Card AJ. PMID: 28099793.
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    14. The problem with '5 whys'. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 08; 26(8):671-677. Card AJ. PMID: 27590189.
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    15. Making the invisible visible. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016 Aug; 36(2):7-8. Card AJ. PMID: 27547873.
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    16. The varied and expanding role of risk management practice. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016 Jul; 36(1):5-6. Card AJ. PMID: 27400170.
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    17. Organizational multimorbidity and polypharmacy. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016 Apr; 35(4):4-5. Card AJ. PMID: 27088769.
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    18. A new frontier in healthcare risk management: Working to reduce avoidable patient suffering. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016; 35(3):31-7. Card AJ, Klein VR. PMID: 26789746.
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    19. The problem with Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Mar; 25(3):147-52. Reed JE, Card AJ. PMID: 26700542; PMCID: PMC4789701.
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    20. Rebalancing risk management--Part 2: The Active Risk Control (ARC) Toolkit. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2015; 34(3):4-17. Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 25630281.
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    21. Trust-level risk identification guidance in the NHS East of England. Int J Risk Saf Med. 2015; 27(2):67-76. Simsekler MC, Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 26410009.
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    22. Rebalancing risk management--part 1: The Process for Active Risk Control (PARC). J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014; 34(2):21-30. Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 25319465.
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    23. Patient safety: this is public health. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014; 34(1):6-12. Card AJ. PMID: 25070252.
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    24. The Active Risk Control (ARC) toolkit: a new approach to designing risk control interventions. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014; 33(4):5-14. Card AJ. PMID: 24756824.
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    25. Use of the Generating Options for Active Risk Control (GO-ARC) Technique can lead to more robust risk control options. Int J Risk Saf Med. 2014; 26(4):199-211. Card AJ, Simsekler MC, Clark M, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 25420762.
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    26. Trust-level risk evaluation and risk control guidance in the NHS East of England. Risk Anal. 2014 Aug; 34(8):1469-81. Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 24341726.
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    27. Importance of sleep disorders in assessing the association between coffee consumption and all-cause mortality. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Dec; 88(12):1492. Card AJ. PMID: 24290127.
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    28. Generating Options for Active Risk Control (GO-ARC): introducing a novel technique. J Healthc Qual. 2014 Sep-Oct; 36(5):32-41. Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 23773575.
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    29. Pandemicity and severity are separate constructs. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jul; 102(7):e12; author reply e12-3. Card AJ. PMID: 22594756; PMCID: PMC3478016.
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    30. Sustainability of public health programs. Am J Public Health. 2012 May; 102(5):776-7; author reply 777. Card AJ. PMID: 22420794; PMCID: PMC3483906.
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    31. Beyond FMEA: the structured what-if technique (SWIFT). J Healthc Risk Manag. 2012; 31(4):23-9. Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 22528401.
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    32. Successful risk assessment may not always lead to successful risk control: A systematic literature review of risk control after root cause analysis. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2012; 31(3):6-12. Card AJ, Ward J, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 22359258.
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    33. Using prospective hazard analysis to assess an active shooter emergency operations plan. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2012; 31(3):34-40. Card AJ, Harrison H, Ward J, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 22359261.
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    34. Getting to zero: evidence-based healthcare risk management is key. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2012; 32(2):20-7. Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. PMID: 22996428.
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    35. Flu vaccination prevents nosocomial outbreaks. BMJ. 2011 Nov 08; 343:d7203. Card AJ. PMID: 22077080.
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