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The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationships between electronic health record adoption and usability, work environment, and patient and nurse outcomes.
This project extensively tested, refined, and evaluated a tool called the Hazard Manager, a tool designed to support the characterization of hazards and communicate their potential and actual causality in adverse effects.
This project enhanced an existing health-information exchange (HIE) to enable clinicians to work more effectively and efficiently and to utilize the HIE more fully when managing care transitions.
This project enhanced the information system MedTrak with an intervention called Virtual Continuity to improve communication between physicians of hospitalized patients and their primary care providers.
In this project, a clinical decision support tool was developed for Otitis Media, and then studied in a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate its impact on the quality of care of Otitis Media.
Develops a patient Master Visit Registry (MVR), addressing the need for better information sharing among clinical organizations and enhancing their ability to give patients continuous high-quality care when they change providers. The MVR will expand upon an existing patient record-keeping system, while improving local handling and exchange of records.
Conducted a formal clinical information and technical needs assessment to identify the optimal technical model for information sharing as well as actions required to overcome barriers; developed a project plan that promoted implementation of cost-effective clinical information services.
Developed approaches to share data on patient clinical and diagnostic information across systems and created an implementation plan for systems integration.