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Collaborative Science & Innovation Publications

Billings Clinic is committed to a culture of best in nation clinical quality, safety, service and value for the patients we serve. This commitment is exemplified in our contributions to the development of new knowledge and evidence-based practice. Recent publications and presentations from the Collaborative Science & Innovation team members include the following:


Ciemins EL, Coon PJ, Coombs NC, Holloway B, Mullette EJ, Dudley WN. (2018). An intent-to-treat analysis of a simultaneous multi-site telehealth Diabetes Prevention Program. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.6:e000515.

Brant JM, Stringer L, Peterson L, Herbert S, Coombs N. (2018). Predictors of Oversedation in Hospitalized Patients. American Journal of Health System Pharmacists.

Baldwin LM, Hassell L, Laukes C, Doyle M, Reedy A, Mollis B, Abritton S, Ciemins E, Coker R, Brant J, Tuttle KR, Baker L, Ramsey B. (2017). The Northwest Participant and Clinical Interactions Network: Increasing opportunities for patients to participate in research across the Northwestern United States. J Clin Transl Sci, 1(2), 94-100.

Ciemins EL, Arora A, Coombs NC, Holloway B, Mullette EJ, Garland R, Walsh Bishop-Green S, Penso J, Coon PJ. (2017). Improving blood pressure control using smart technology. Telemed J E Health.

Brant JM, Mohr C, Coombs NC, Finn S, & Wilmarth E. (2017). Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes about Pain: Personal and Professional Characteristics and Patient Reported Pain Satisfaction. Pain Management Nursing.

Tafelmeyer J, Wicks R, Brant J, & Smith L. (2017). Incorporating Nurse Input and Evidence into a Newly Designed Unit to Improve Patient and Nursing Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(12), 603-609.

Brant JM, Blaseg K, Aders K, Oliver D, Gray E, & Dudley WN. (2016). Navigating the Transition from Cancer Care to Primary Care: Assistance of a Survivorship Care Plan. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(6), 710-719.

Meunier MJ, Brant JM, Audet S, Dickerson D, Gransbery K, & Ciemins EL. (2016). Life after PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly): A retrospective/prospective, qualitative analysis of the impact of closing a nurse practitioner centered PACE site. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 28:596-603, 2016.

Ciemins EL, Brant J, Kersten D, Mullette E, Dickerson D. (2016). Why the interdisciplinary team approach works: Insights from complexity science. J Palliat Med. 19:767-70.

Brant JM. (2015). Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap: The Role of the Nurse Scientist. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 31(4), 298-305.

Gradwohl R, & Brant JM. (2015). Hospital-Based Palliative Care: Quality Metrics That Matter. Journal of Advanced Practitioners in Oncology, 6(6), 606-610.

Ciemins EL, Brant J, Kersten D, Mullette E, Dickerson D. (2014). A qualitative analysis of patient and family perspectives of palliative care. J Palliat Med. 18:282-5.

Lindberg C, Hatch M, Mohl V, Arce C, Ciemins EL. (2012). Embracing uncertainty: Complexity inspired innovations at Billings Clinic. In: Martin S, editor. Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health. New York: Springer.

Holloway B, Coon P, Kersten D, Ciemins E. (2011). Telehealth in rural Montana: Promoting realistic independent self-management of diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum.; 24:50.

Ciemins E, Coon P, Peck R, Holloway B, Min SJ. (2011). Using telehealth to provide diabetes care to patients in rural Montana: Findings from the promoting realistic individual self-management program. Telemed J E Health. 17:596-602.

Brant JM, Ciemins E. (2011). The Temel paper on palliative care: When scientific rigor is not enough. Journal of Advanced Practitioners in Oncology. 2(3): 204-206.

Ciemins E, Coon P, Sorli C. (2010). An analysis of data management tools for diabetes self-management: Can smart phone technology keep up? J Diabetes Sci Technol. 4:958-60.

Brody AA, Ciemins E, Newman J, Harrington C. (2010). The effects of an inpatient palliative care team on discharge disposition. J Palliat Med. 13:541-8.


Li Y, Brant J. A Predictive Model to Identify Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression among Hospitalized Patients. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Conference. Baltimore, MD. May 23, 2018.

Mullette B, Smith J. The Alzheimer’s/Dementia State Plan…Not Just a Book on a Shelf! Montana Gerontology Society 36th Annual Conference – Pathways: Aging in the 21st Century. Bozeman, MT. April 27, 2018.

Coon P. Transforming Primary Care to Meet the Needs of Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers. Gerontology Society 36th Annual Conference – Pathways: Aging in the 21st Century. Bozeman, MT. April 26, 2018.


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