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This project enhanced the Children’s Electronic Health Record Format (Format) by identifying a high priority set of 47 functional requirements from the initial larger set, and creating a list of 16 recommended uses of the Format along with implementation notes.
This project identified trends and research priorities to inform the future of health information technology research.
This project sought to identify obstacles to improving quality through technology by identifying an ideal future health information infrastructure that allows for actionable and prioritized national quality measurement and reporting.
This project supports work of the United States Health Information Knowledgebase, an ISO/IEC 1179-compliant metadata registry of health care standards.
The project conducted an environmental scan and grey literature review, and key informant interviews to identify consumer product development practices that may be relevant to the design of consumer health information technology.
While health information technology (IT) systems are expected to significantly reduce medication errors, studies have found that issues with usability and information design can actually facilitate errors or decrease the efficiency gains made possible by health IT.
Through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Information Model project, Westat aims to develop a functional model to define the PCMH that would describe it in both narrative and technical terms through the interactions between and among PCMH stakeholders.
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials.
This project developed a children’s electronic health record (EHR) format that contains the requirements for data elements, standards, usability, functionality, and interoperability for a pediatric EHR.
This project conducted research on the role of human factors in the provision of health care in the home.