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The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum facilitated learning and collaboration among researchers and other key stakeholders who are generating the data, methods, and knowledge needed to build learning health systems that will improve patient care and outcomes.
This project held a consensus conference in November 2012 to discuss nurse’s roles in supporting patient engagement and to develop a strategic plan to enhance nurses’ abilities to engage and support patients in this area.
The Electronic Data Methods Forum is charged with advancing the national dialogue on the infrastructure and methods of health research and quality improvement using electronic clinical data, with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes.
This project, the Technologies for Enhancing Access to Health Management (TEAhM) project, was a pilot study which implemented and evaluated telehealth kiosks in community-based senior centers.
The Research Agenda for a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) conference convened a multidisciplinary group to discuss the research agenda needed to move PCMH from a demonstration model to an evidenced-based standard of care.
Developed a regional health IT strategic plan between 28 health care providers, including a comprehensive needs assessment of all of the participating organizations, prioritization of needs, identification of health IT solutions to prioritized needs, and development of appropriate implementation plans.
Developed a plan for enhancing communication at care transitions through an implementation plan for a community- and patient-shared EMR abstract that is available at the point of care.
Implemented an interactive video-conferencing system at rural hospitals to provide continuing education for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians as well as a model for bedside verification of medication administration and medication bar coding; also evaluated structure, process, and outcomes related to improvement of patient safety and more effective patient medication management.