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Brian Carey Griffith

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Selected Publications



A Customized Electronic Health Record-Based Tool Highlights and Addresses Gaps in Patient Safety.

Journal Article Am J Med Qual · September 2022 The authors present a tool to improve gaps in patient safety using the electronic health record. The tool integrates gap identification, passive alerts, and actions into a single interface embedded within clinicians' workflow. The tool was developed to add ... Full text Link to item Cite

In pursuit of the holy grail: Improving C. difficile testing appropriateness with iterative electronic health record clinical decision support and targeted test restriction.

Journal Article Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol · July 2022 OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of electronic health record (EHR)-based interventions and test restriction on Clostridioides difficile tests (CDTs) and hospital-onset C. difficile infection (HO-CDI). DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study in 3 hospitals. SETT ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pilot Study to Improve Goals of Care Conversations Among Hospitalists.

Journal Article J Pain Symptom Manage · November 2019 CONTEXT: Many hospitalized patients receive care that is not concordant with their goals. Teaching communication skills that better align goals and treatment can improve the care that patients receive. OBJECTIVE: To develop and test an innovative approach ... Full text Link to item Cite

Calling for collaboration: piloting smartphones to discover differences between users and devices.

Journal Article Teach Learn Med · 2014 BACKGROUND: Healthcare technologies and patient care have evolved rapidly. Healthcare communication techniques and technologies have lagged. PURPOSES: This pilot study was conducted at Duke University Hospital to investigate the benefits of using smartphon ... Full text Link to item Cite

Handoffs in the era of duty hours reform: a focused review and strategy to address changes in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Common Program Requirements.

Journal Article Acad Med · April 2012 With changes in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements related to transitions in care effective July 1, 2011, sponsoring institutions and training programs must develop a common structure for transition ... Full text Link to item Cite

Severity of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in solid organ transplant patients.

Journal Article Transpl Infect Dis · December 2007 Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) has a wide spectrum of disease severity. Studies have implicated immunosuppressants as a risk factor for severe disease. We hypothesized that solid organ transplant (SOT) patients with CDAD would be at great ... Full text Link to item Cite