553. “Standardized vs. Locally Derived Choice of Prophylaxis Strategy” or “Should Local Experience/Epidemiology Influence Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Agent Choice”
Session: Symposium: New Directions for Preventing SSI
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 3:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 120-125
Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy, and Associate Dean in the College of Public Health, and a Professor of Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also serves in the role of Chief Quality Officer for the OU Physicians Group. Dr. Bratzler has worked in the field of healthcare quality measurement and improvement for many years. He served in various roles including medical director and chief executive officer for the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality over a period of nearly 20 years. For many years he has worked on the development and maintenance of national performance measures used to profile and publicly report metrics on quality of inpatient and outpatient healthcare as a contractor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and has served on many committees or technical expert panels related to healthcare quality including those sponsored by the National Quality Forum. Dr. Bratzler served twice as the President of the American Health Quality Association, is a past member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and is currently a member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published extensively on issues related to evidence-based management of hospitalized patients and frequently presents locally and nationally on topics related to healthcare quality, particularly associated with improving care for pneumonia, increasing vaccination rates, and reducing surgical infections. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health. His background includes both private and university-based practice of general internal medicine.

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