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This research will develop methods for measuring EHR communication networks—defined as EHR-based information sharing connections among healthcare professionals —in virtual care teams and to examine the relationship between EHR communication networks and care quality.
The project will develop a patient portal intervention to increase patient activation and promote collaborative decision making for patients with depression.
This project developed and tested a mobile health application for a centralized, pharmacist-managed cardiovascular risk service to improve patient engagement in self-management of cardiovascular risk.
This project informed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements by evaluating metrics related to identification of delirium in real time and improving accuracy of the problem list, thus potentially improving care for patients with delirium.
This project engaged older adults to understand the effect a personal health record system has on patient-reported medication therapy management.
Shared an electronic medical records system that improved patient safety and quality of care. Also served as a critical learning tool for clinicians in a coalition of three large health organizations and 24 primary care clinics in northern Iowa.
Thirty-three states and 1 territory formed the HISPC, which aims to address the privacy and security challenges presented by electronic health information exchange through multi-state collaboration.
Designed a system-wide patient-centered planning process and an EHR implementation plan that securely exchanged patient information within and across diverse health care settings for the Hancock County Memorial Hospital, in addition to 21 affiliated physician health organization clinics.
Implemented a comprehensive, integrated, EHR system with CPOE and clinical decision-support tools in hospital inpatient units, ambulatory care, primary care and specialty clinics, home health, and hospice care; also evaluated medical errors and near misses, use of evidence-based practices, responsiveness to adverse drug alerts, and patient/provider satisfaction.
Documented the patient safety and health care quality challenges in critical access to rural hospitals, and assessed health IT capacity in these rural hospitals and how they would use health IT to improve safety and quality; developed decisionmaking health IT toolkits for other rural hospitals.