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Liz Goldman, MD
M_MED-DGIM-ZSFG
Associate Professor

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-206-5452
Lauren.Goldman@ucsf.edu

Dr. Goldman is a practicing internist at San Francisco General Hospital where she supervises residents, has an outpatient primary care clinic, and attends on the inpatient service. Her research and policy work focuses on improving and transforming health systems for underserved diverse populations. She has developed and implemented systems innovations that improve care transitions, value of care, and care coordination efforts across medical and behavioral health settings. She is the San Francisco Medicine-Psychiatry Liaison, and CareLinkSF Quality and Reporting Liaison for the San Francisco Health Network. She is also part of the implementation science team for the Center for Health Care Value Caring Wisely 2.0 at San Francisco General Hospital.


As part of her work to improve the science of quality measurement, she led the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Validation Project which assessed the accuracy of California patient discharge data, and was awarded AHRQ grant funding to evaluate the impact of administrative data quality on hospital performance metrics. Her expertise in using administrative data for quality assessments has been nationally recognized, through her participation in the AHRQ Quality Indicator Expert Panel.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco MAS Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research) 2006
Yale University M.D. School of Medicine 2000
University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine

Interests

administrative data, health information technology, implementation science, policy, primary care behavioral health integration, qualitative research, quality measurement, quality reporting, safety-net health systems

Awarded Grants
Project Title Project Number Fiscal Year
Evaluating and Improving Present-On-Admission for Performance Reporting K08HS018090 2014
Recent Articles (34)

Fontil V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Nguyen OK, Guzman D, Goldman LE. Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A Comparison of Community Health Centers and Private Physicians' Offices. Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr; 52(2):807-825.

Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Guzman D, Vittinghoff E, Goldman LE. Displaying radiation exposure and cost information at order entry for outpatient diagnostic imaging: a strategy to inform clinician ordering. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Dec; 25(12):977-985.

Bardach NS, Lyndon A, Asteria-PeƱaloza R, Goldman LE, Lin GA, Dudley RA. From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Nov; 25(11):889-897.

Chodos AH, Kushel MB, Greysen SR, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Sarkar U, Goldman LE, Critchfield JM, Pierluissi E. Hospitalization-Associated Disability in Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec; 30(12):1765-72.

Chan B, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Kessell E, Guzman D, Critchfield J, Kushel M. The Effect of a Care Transition Intervention on the Patient Experience of Older Multi-Lingual Adults in the Safety Net: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec; 30(12):1788-94.

Onega T, Goldman LE, Walker RL, Miglioretti DL, Buist DS, Taplin S, Geller BM, Hill DA, Smith-Bindman R. Facility Mammography Volume in Relation to Breast Cancer Screening Outcomes. J Med Screen. 2016 Mar; 23(1):31-7.

Lee CI, Bogart A, Germino JC, Goldman LE, Hubbard RA, Haas JS, Hill DA, Tosteson AN, Alford-Teaster JA, DeMartini WB, Lehman CD, Onega TL. Availability of Advanced Breast Imaging at Screening Facilities Serving Vulnerable Populations. J Med Screen. 2016 Mar; 23(1):24-30.

Brown RT, Pierluissi E, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Critchfield JM, Kushel MB. Functional disability in late-middle-aged and older adults admitted to a safety-net hospital. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Nov; 62(11):2056-63.

Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Kessell E, Guzman D, Schneidermann M, Pierluissi E, Walter B, Vittinghoff E, Critchfield J, Kushel M. Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 07; 161(7):472-81.

Goldman LE, Chu PW, Bacchetti P, Kruger J, Bindman A. Effect of Present-on-Admission (POA) Reporting Accuracy on Hospital Performance Assessments Using Risk-Adjusted Mortality. Health Serv Res. 2015 Jun; 50(3):922-38.

Nguyen OK, Kruger J, Greysen SR, Lyndon A, Goldman LE. Understanding how to improve collaboration between hospitals and primary care in postdischarge care transitions: a qualitative study of primary care leaders' perspectives. J Hosp Med. 2014 Nov; 9(11):700-6.

Greysen SR, Hoi-Cheung D, Garcia V, Kessell E, Sarkar U, Goldman L, Schneidermann M, Critchfield J, Pierluissi E, Kushel M. "Missing pieces"--functional, social, and environmental barriers to recovery for vulnerable older adults transitioning from hospital to home. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Aug; 62(8):1556-61.

Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman LE. Clinician perspectives on considering radiation exposure to patients when ordering imaging tests: a qualitative study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Nov; 23(11):893-901.

Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman E. Clinicians' views on displaying cost information to increase clinician cost-consciousness. Am J Manag Care. 2014; 20(11):901-6.

Bardach NS, Wang JJ, De Leon SF, Shih SC, Boscardin WJ, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Effect of pay-for-performance incentives on quality of care in small practices with electronic health records: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Sep 11; 310(10):1051-9.

Goldman LE, Walker R, Hubbard R, Kerlikowske K. Timeliness of abnormal screening and diagnostic mammography follow-up at facilities serving vulnerable women. Med Care. 2013 Apr; 51(4):307-14.

Bhave PD, Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Auerbach A. Incidence, predictors, and outcomes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery. Am Heart J. 2012 Dec; 164(6):918-24.

Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Feb; 70(1):98-112.

Goldman LE, Chu PW, Tran H, Romano MJ, Stafford RS. Federally qualified health centers and private practice performance on ambulatory care measures. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Aug; 43(2):142-9.

Goldman LE, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske AK. Facility characteristics do not explain higher false-positive rates in diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women. Med Care. 2012 Mar; 50(3):210-6.

Aaronson DS, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Chattopadhyay A, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Prediction of hospital acute myocardial infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality rates using publicly reported performance measures. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Mar-Apr; 35(2):15-23.

Bhave PD, Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, Maselli JH, Auerbach A. Statin use and postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Feb; 9(2):163-9.

Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. The accuracy of present-on-admission reporting in administrative data. Health Serv Res. 2011 Dec; 46(6pt1):1946-62.

Goldman LE, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske K. Accuracy of diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women. Med Care. 2011 Jan; 49(1):67-75.

Goldman LE, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Comparisons of health plan quality: does the sampling strategy affect the results? Med Care. 2008 Jul; 46(7):752-7.

Goldman LE, Haneuse SJ, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K, Buist DS, Yankaskas B, Smith-Bindman R. An assessment of the quality of mammography care at facilities treating medically vulnerable populations. Med Care. 2008 Jul; 46(7):701-8.

Werner RM, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Comparison of change in quality of care between safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. JAMA. 2008 May 14; 299(18):2180-7.

Goldman LE, Dudley RA. United States rural hospital quality in the Hospital Compare database-accounting for hospital characteristics. Health Policy. 2008 Jul; 87(1):112-27.

Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, Dudley RA. Quality of care in hospitals with a high percent of Medicaid patients. Med Care. 2007 Jun; 45(6):579-83.

Goldman LE, Handley M, Rundall TG, Schillinger D. Current and future directions in Medi-Cal chronic disease care management: a view from the top. Am J Manag Care. 2007 May; 13(5):263-8.

Goldman LE, Henderson S, Dohan DP, Talavera JA, Dudley RA. Public reporting and pay-for-performance: safety-net hospital executives' concerns and policy suggestions. Inquiry. 2007; 44(2):137-45.

Ranji SR, Goldman LE, Simel DL, Shojania KG. Do opiates affect the clinical evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain? JAMA. 2006 Oct 11; 296(14):1764-74.

Goldman LE, Boramanand NK, Acevedo V, Gallagher P, Nehgme R. Preterm infants with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia: presentation, response to therapy, and outcome. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2001 Sep; 5(3):293-7.

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