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This research will further scale clinical decision support aimed at preventing the prescription of inappropriate medications to older adults upon discharge from the emergency department.
Shared an electronic medical records system that improved patient safety and quality of care. Also served as a critical learning tool for clinicians in a coalition of three large health organizations and 24 primary care clinics in northern Iowa.
Designed a system-wide patient-centered planning process and an EHR implementation plan that securely exchanged patient information within and across diverse health care settings for the Hancock County Memorial Hospital, in addition to 21 affiliated physician health organization clinics.
Implemented a comprehensive, integrated, EHR system with CPOE and clinical decision-support tools in hospital inpatient units, ambulatory care, primary care and specialty clinics, home health, and hospice care; also evaluated medical errors and near misses, use of evidence-based practices, responsiveness to adverse drug alerts, and patient/provider satisfaction.
Documented the patient safety and health care quality challenges in critical access to rural hospitals, and assessed health IT capacity in these rural hospitals and how they would use health IT to improve safety and quality; developed decisionmaking health IT toolkits for other rural hospitals.