Dr. Kern's clinical training and practice focus upon the treatment of patients with diabetes, especially the patient with chronic kidney disease due to diabetes. She also treats patients with a variety of chronic kidney diseases, prior to the need for dialysis. Her research focuses upon the epidemiology of treated patient populations, and in the area of quality improvement of medical care. She has designed and implemented computerized patient registries that are useful in measuring and improving the quality of health care. She is principal investigator for the creation of a computerized system to report cancer cases to the state of Colorado Department of Public Health.
Medical Informatics, Quality Improvement, Health Outcomes, Epidemiology
Diabetic kidney disease
Carr L, Zelarney P, Meadows S, Kern J, Long B, Kern E. Development of a Cancer Care Summary Through the Electronic Health Record. Journal of Oncology Practice, e-published Jan 12, 2016
Watts B, Lawrence R, Drawz P, Carter C, Shumaker AH, Kern E. Development and Implementation of Team-Based Management Tools: Filling the Gap between Patient and Population Information Systems. Population Health Management. Vol 19; Issue 4: 232-9, e-published Oct 7, 2015
Drawz PE, Miller RT, Singh S, Watts B, Kern E. Impact of a chronic kidney disease registry and provider education on guideline adherence - a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2012 Jul 5;12(1):62.
Watts S, Lawrence R, Kern E. Diabetes Nurse Case Management Training Program: Enhancing Care Consistent with the Chronic Care and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Models, Clinical Diabetes, vol. 29 (1), 25-33, January 2011.
Kern E, Genuth S, Erhard P, Sun W, Weiss M. Early urinary markers of diabetic kidney disease: a nested case-control study from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), Am J Kidney Dis. 55: (5), 824-834, May 2010.