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Kelly Bookman, MD


​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director of Emergency Department

Vice Chair of Operations

Senior Medical Director of Implementation and Informatics for UCHealth ED Service Line

 
Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-6777
Kelly.Bookman@ucdenver.edu

Dr. Kelly Bookman is specialty trained in Emergency Medicine and has focused interests in operations, quality, patient safety and clinical informatics.  As such, she serves as the Medical Director, the Director of the Electronic Medical Record(EMR), and the Vice Chair of Operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  She is an integral part of the process improvement initiatives for the ED.  She is also active in the optimization of the EMR for daily use as well as the development of clinical decision support embedded within the EMR.  She has an additional area of expertise in biomedical ethics and sits on both the UCH hospital Ethics Committee as well as the American College of Emergency Physicans Ethics Committee.
Institution
Degree Year ​Focus
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO B.A. 1990 ​Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO M.D. 1994 ​Doctor of Medicine
Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI 1995 Internship
​Cook County Hospital 1998 Emergency Medicine Residency

Funded Projects

 

Other Projects

 

Peer-reviewed

  • Bookman K, Abbott J.  Withdrawing treatment in the ED:  when and how? Acad Emerg Med. 2006:13(12): 1328-1332.

 

  • Bookman K.  Withdrawal of treatments in the Emergency Department.  EM Reports. November 2007:28(25).

 

  • Moskop J, Sklar D, Geiderman, Schears R, Bookman K.  Emergency Department crowding, Part 1-concept, causes and moral consequences.  Ann Emerg Med. May 2009;53(5):605-611.

 

  • Moskop J, Sklar D, Geiderman, Schears R, Bookman K.  Emergency Department crowding, Part 2-barriers to reform and strategies to overcome them.  Ann Emerg Med. May 2009;53(5):612-617.

 

  • Marco C, Moskop J, Schears R, L'Hommedieu Stankus J, Bookman K, Padela A, Baine J, Bryant E. The ethics of health care reform: issues in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. April 2012;19(4):461-468.

 

  • Limehouse W, Feeser V, Bookman K, Derse A. A Model for Emergency Department End-of-life Communications After Acute Devastating Events—Part I: Decision-making Capacity, Surrogates, and Advance Directives. Acad Emerg Med. Sept 2012;19(9) :1068-1072.
 
  • Limehouse W, Feeser V, Bookman K, Derse A. A Model for Emergency Department End of Life Communications after Acute Devastating Events – Part II: Moving from Resuscitative to End of Life or Palliative Treatment.  Acad Emerg Med. Nov 2012:19(11):1300-1308.

 

  • Becker T, Gausche-Hill M,  Aswegan A, Baker E, Bookman K, Bradley R, De Lorenzo R, Schoenwetter D. Ethical Challenges in Emergency Medical Services: Controversies and Recommendations. Prehosp Disaster Med.  Oct 2013:28(5); 488-497.

 

  • Bookman K, Zane R. Delayed electronic entry: a new way to manage mass-casualty radiology order workflow. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013;28(4):391-392.

 

Non peer reviewed

  • Bookman K. Chemical Weapons.  In The Five Minute Emergency Medicine Consult.  Rosen P, Barkin R, Hayden S, Schaider JJ, Wolfe R.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. 1998.

 

  • Bookman K, Abbott J.  Withdrawing treatment:  an ethical perspective.  ACEP News. April 2007:26(4):23.

 

  • Bookman K.  Neurology. In First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Boards.  Blok B, Cheung D, Platts-Mills.  McGraw-Hill.  New York. 2009.

 

  • Bookman K,  Abbott, J. Ethics in EMS: frequently asked questions.  In Prehospital Pearls and Pitfalls. Vince Marcovchik and Peter Pons. PMPH-USA. Illinois. 2012.

 

  • Bookman K,  Bookman L.  Abdominal Trauma.  In Prehospital Pearls and Pitfalls.  Vince Marcovchik and Peter Pons. PMPH-USA. Illinois. 2012.

 

  • Bookman K, Honigman, B. Altitude Illness. In Prehospital Pearls and Pitfalls. Vince Marcovchik and Peter Pons. PMPH-USA. Illinois. In 2012.

 

  • Bookman K. Cultural Competency and Multiculturalism.  In Clinical Ethics in Emergency Medicine.  Marco, C Schears R.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. In press.

 

Abstracts/Presentations

  • Elimination of triage and the waiting room.  To be presented at University Health System Consortium conference. October 24, 2014.
  • ​​​​Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Award, University of Colorado Hospital, January 2013
  • President’s Award, University of Colorado Hospital, 2012
  • Inaugural Rapid Improvement Event - Recognized as member, University of Colorado Hospital, 2012