Krasnoff Quality Management Institute

Interpretation. Innovation. Implementation.

Publications, Presentations & Books


Blitz, D.A., Mallen, J.R., Kwiatkowski, T.G., Rabin, J.M, Dlugacz, Y.D., Silverman, R.A. “Not For Industry Only: Medical Students and Office-Based Academic Detailing The PIVOT (Pregnant Woman Influenza Vaccine Optimization Team) Initiative.” Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 2015:6 323-327.

Scheinerman, S.J., Dlugacz, Y.D., Hartman, A.R., Moravick, D., Nelson, K.L., Scanlon, K.A., Stier, L. “Journey to Top Performance: A Multipronged Quality Improvement Approach to Reducing Cardiac Surgery Mortality.” The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 41:2, pps. 52-56. February 2015.


Picardi, C.A., & Masick, K.D. (2013). Research Methods Designing and Conducting Research With a Real-World Focus. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Alagappan K, Silverman RA, Hancock K, Ward MF, Akerman M, Dawood FS, Branch A, De Cicco S, Steward-Clark E, McCullough M, Tenner K, Katz JM (Jan. 2013). “Seropositivity for Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Virus among Frontline Health Care Personnel.” Emergency Infectious Diseases; 19(1):140-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1901.111640. PMID: 23260627.


Thakker U, Ellman T, Magleby R, Graff K, Kelson J, Silverman RA (Oct. 2012).The impact of acute illness on HbA(1c) determination of undiagnosed diabetes.” Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews, 28(7):603-7. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.2315. PMID: 22585664.

Dlugacz, Y.D. “Going Viral: Short Circuiting Timelines for Adoption of Best Practices,” Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, San Antonio, Texas. July 2012.

Cohen RI, Eichorn A, Silver A (Nov. 2012). “Admission decisions to a medical intensive care unit are based on functional status rather than severity of illness. A single center experience.”   Minerva Anestesiol, 78(11):1226-33. Epub (2012, Jun 14). PMID: 22699698.

Silverman RA, Foley F, Dalipi R, Kline M, Lesser M. (Aug. 2012).  “The use of rhDNAse in severely ill, non-intubated adult asthmatics refractory to bronchodilators: a pilot study.”  Respiratory Medicine., 106(8):1096-102. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2012.04.002. Epub (2012, May 12). PMID: 22580235.

Kostic J, Fried AM. “Change Agents: Nurse Management at Nassau University Medical Center Collaborate with Experts to Improve Patient Safety and Quality.” Advance for Nurses. (2010, April 12).

Dlugacz Y, Fleischer A, Carney M, Copperman N, Ahmed I, Ross Z, Buchman T, Fried AM, Cabello C, De Geronimo M, Sweetapple C, Besthoff CM, Silverman RA. “2009 H1N1 vaccination by pregnant women during the 2009-10 H1N1 influenza pandemic.” Am J. Obstet Gynecol.  (April 2012), 206(4):339.

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