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The overall objective of this project was to study the impacts of health information technology implementation on workflow processes in six primary and specialty ambulatory care practices.
This project developed, implemented, and evaluated a care transition information transfer system to improve provider-to-provider communication and standardize the discharge process.
This study developed electronic medical record-based quality indices for eleven cardiovascular primary care services. It related physicians’ prior index scores to subsequent disease incidence and to care utilization in their patients.
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.
Assessed opportunities to decrease adverse drug events and medication errors in frontier Montana Critical Access Hospitals; identified appropriate, cost effective health IT solutions to challenges in medication use.
Developed approaches to share data on patient clinical and diagnostic information across systems and created an implementation plan for systems integration.
Planned the development and implementation of a health IT infrastructure throughout three rural counties, including high-speed Internet access, CPOE, CDSS, EHR, and continuity of care record templates.
Assessed the impact of health IT on clinical and financial outcomes for patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure living in a rural area, including telemonitoring of vital signs and symptoms, evaluation of Technology Supported Case Management, and Technology Support Self Management.