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This research will identify and characterize the factors differentiating patient portal users from non-users and develop guidelines to optimize portal design and development for population subgroups.
This research will support development and testing of technical tools for use within electronic health records or other systems to collect patient-reported outcomes for clinical use and research.
The central goal of the annual Conference on Health IT & Analytics is to develop a health information technology and analytics (HIT+A) research agenda that supports national efforts to create a learning health system that produces evidence to make health care safer, of higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.
This project integrated a validated anxiety-specific screening tool in an existing clinical decision support system and tested it with a randomized feasibility pilot that found the tool did not increase detection of anxiety in pediatric primary care.
This project seeks to develop an understanding of the cognitive work of clinician teams and family members involved in pediatric trauma care transitions in order to design usable and useful health information technologies.
This project expanded and modified the Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) system to assist pediatricians in identifying and managing four common medical-legal problems that may adversely impact child health, and found initial findings to be inconclusive.
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.