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Sydney E. Morss Dy, MD

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 609
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-614-4047
410-955-0470

Clinical Website - Greenspring Internal Medicine
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Education

MD, Stanford School of Medicine, 1995
MSc, Stanford School of Medicine, 1995
AB, Cornell University, 1990

Overview

Sydney Dy, MD, MS, FAAHPM is a Professor of Health Policy and Management, Medicine and Oncology, focusing in quality of care, safety, and decision-making research, particularly in patients with cancer and serious and terminal illness. She performs quality measurement development, testing and implementation, particularly in palliative care, patient safety and primary care. Her research includes systematic literature reviews, primary qualitative and quantitative data collection, analyses of secondary databases, and quality and safety measurement and improvement. 

Dr. Dy helped develop and lead many of the first palliative care programs at Johns Hopkins for over 15 years and served as Medical Director for Hopkins' palliative care case management and hospice programs for many years. Dr. Dy now practices primary care, cancer survivorship and palliative care at Johns Hopkins Green Spring.

 

Current projects include:

Quality measurement:

- Patient-reported outcome measures for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

- Evaluating the implementation of palliative care quality measures across sites, from patient, provider, and administrator perspectives

- Updating the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospice quality indicators

Patient- and family-centered care:

- Evaluating patient safety in the patient-centered medical home

- Evaluating fatigue and fatigability in older cancer patients

- Describing the lived experience of lung cancer survivor advocates, persons with sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplant, and transplant donors

- Developing a patient-centric risk model of medication errors in care transitions

- Improving physician-patient-family communication in oncology care and cancer survivorship

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Here are a couple of videos of recent presentations on her work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FlkyYx4Ueg&feature=youtu.be

http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/7321facdf176441f8a6b8015c6ef646d1d

And links to summaries of some projects and tools on the CHSOR website:

http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/health-services-outcomes-research/research/end-of-life-care/

http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/health-services-outcomes-research/research/What-is-patient-safety-in-the-medical-home.html

  • Health Policy and Management
  • quality of care
  • quality improvement
  • quality measurement
  • quality indicators
  • palliative care
  • end of life care
  • pain
  • symptoms
  • hospice
  • oncology
  • communication
  • decision-making
  • patient safety
  • medication safety
  • hospital
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • information technology
  • medications
  • comparative effectiveness
  • health services research
  • Medicare
  • systematic reviews
  • consensus processes
  • technology
  • cancer
  • primary care
  • care transitions
  • opioids
  • qualitative
  • implementation science

Some recent open-access publications:

  • Our  Evidence-Based Practice Center report on the evidence for palliative care interventions -  An open-access article on communication in advanced disease:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3599019/
  • Our Open-Access Annals of Internal Medicine supplement on patient safety strategies:  http://annals.org/issue.aspx?journalid=90&issueid=926462
  • Our report on a framework for evaluating care transitions interventions: http://journals.lww.com/jhqonline/Fulltext/2015/01000/A_Framework_to_Guide_Implementation_Research_for.6.aspx#
  • Our report on the Measuring What Matters report for Palliative Care:   http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(15)00073-1/pdf