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James Killeen

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone619-543-6463
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    Dr. James Killeen is a UCSD Clinical Professor for both the Emergency Department and Hyperbaric Medicine Department. He is Director of Information Technology Services for the UCSD Emergency Department. Chief Medical Officer for the San Diego Health Connect. He completed his medical school education at USC and training in Louisiana at Charity Hospital in 1999. His accomplishments include the design & implementation of the first UCSD Health Information Exchange (HIE) that links community clinics with UCSD for clinical records and medical homes; the design & implementation of the San Diego EMS Hub that links EMS patient records & EKGs to hospitals in real-time; and the lead architect for the ONC funded San Diego Beacon Project which has established first San Diego Regional Health Information Exchange. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer for San Diego Health Connect and UCSD Clinical Informatics Fellowship Director.

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    1. Minns AB, Kreshak A, Dunlay R, Castillo E, Clark RF, Killeen J, Tolia V. Prevalence of Benzodiazepine and Benzodiazepine-Receptor Agonist Use in a Geriatric Emergency Department Population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Feb 25. PMID: 30802936.
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    2. Dameff CJ, Selzer JA, Fisher J, Killeen JP, Tully JL. Clinical Cybersecurity Training Through Novel High-Fidelity Simulations. J Emerg Med. 2019 02; 56(2):233-238. PMID: 30553562.
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    3. Stuck AR, Crowley C, Killeen J, Castillo EM. National Survey of Emergency Physicians Concerning Home-Based Care Options as Alternatives to Emergency Department-Based Hospital Admissions. J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov; 53(5):623-628.e2. PMID: 28939397.
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    4. Crowley C, Stuck AR, Martinez T, Wittgrove AC, Zeng F, Brennan JJ, Chan TC, Killeen JP, Castillo EM. Survey and Chart Review to Estimate Medicare Cost Savings for Home Health as an Alternative to Hospital Admission Following Emergency Department Treatment. J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 51(6):643-647. PMID: 27692839.
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    5. Brennan JJ, Chan TC, Killeen JP, Castillo EM. Inpatient Readmissions and Emergency Department Visits within 30 Days of a Hospital Admission. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 16(7):1025-9. PMID: 26759647; PMCID: PMC4703150.
    6. Castillo EM, Brennan JJ, Killeen JP, Chan TC. Identifying frequent users of emergency department resources. J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 47(3):343-7. PMID: 24813059.
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    7. Chan TC, Griswold WG, Killeen JP. Author reply. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Dec; 28(6):647. PMID: 24524165.
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    8. Chan TC, Griswold WG, Buono C, Kirsh D, Lyon J, Killeen JP, Castillo EM, Lenert L. Impact of wireless electronic medical record system on the quality of patient documentation by emergency field responders during a disaster mass-casualty exercise. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2011 Aug; 26(4):268-75. PMID: 21993045.
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    9. Chan TC, Killeen JP, Vilke GM, Marshall JB, Castillo EM. Effect of mandated nurse-patient ratios on patient wait time and care time in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 May; 17(5):545-52. PMID: 20536811.
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    10. Buckley BJ, Castillo EM, Killeen JP, Guss DA, Chan TC. Impact of an express admit unit on emergency department length of stay. J Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 39(5):669-73. PMID: 19237258.
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    11. Chan TC, Killeen JP, Castillo EM, Vilke GM, Guss DA, Feinberg R, Friedman L. Impact of an internet-based emergency department appointment system to access primary care at safety net community clinics. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 54(2):279-84. PMID: 19070939.
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    12. Eitel DR, Rudkin SE, Malvehy MA, Killeen JP, Pines JM. Improving service quality by understanding emergency department flow: a White Paper and position statement prepared for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jan; 38(1):70-9. PMID: 18514465.
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    13. Buono CJ, Chan TC, Killeen J, Huang R, Brown S, Liu F, Palmer D, Griswold W, Lenert L. Comparison of the effectiveness of wireless electronic tracking devices versus traditional paper systems to track victims in a large scale disaster. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 886. PMID: 18693987.
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    14. Firestone D, Wos A, Killeen JP, Chan TC, Guluma K, Davis DP, Vilke GM. Can urine dipstick be used as a surrogate for serum creatinine in emergency department patients who undergo contrast studies? J Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 33(2):119-22. PMID: 17692759.
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    15. Guss DA, Chan TC, Killeen JP. The impact of a pneumatic tube and computerized physician order management on laboratory turnaround time. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Feb; 51(2):181-5. PMID: 17467118.
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    16. Killeen JP, Chan TC, Buono C, Griswold WG, Lenert LA. A wireless first responder handheld device for rapid triage, patient assessment and documentation during mass casualty incidents. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 429-33. PMID: 17238377; PMCID: PMC1839472.
    17. Chan TC, Buono CJ, Killeen JP, Griswold WG, Huang R, Lenert L. Tablet computing for disaster scene managers. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 875. PMID: 17238495; PMCID: PMC1839733.
    18. Buono C, Huang R, Brown S, Chan TC, Killeen J, Lenert L. Role-tailored software systems for coordinating care at disaster sites: enhancing collaboration between the base hospitals with the field. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 867. PMID: 17238487; PMCID: PMC1839388.
    19. Chan TC, Killeen JP, Kelly D, Guss DA. Impact of rapid entry and accelerated care at triage on reducing emergency department patient wait times, lengths of stay, and rate of left without being seen. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Dec; 46(6):491-7. PMID: 16308060.
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    20. Marvez-Valls E, Houry D, Ernst AA, Weiss SJ, Killeen J. Protocol for rapid sequence intubation in pediatric patients -- a four-year study. Med Sci Monit. 2002 Apr; 8(4):CR229-34. PMID: 11951062.
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