Academic Medical Center

Improving Healthcare Quality with User-Centric Patient Portals

Description: 

This project studied patient portals, their use in primary care, and the impact of use on chronic conditions, and identified opportunities to improve adoption of patient portals.

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September 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018

Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision-Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization

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This project will develop and evaluate an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support tool that draws upon the strength of analytical and naturalistic decision-making to optimize the use of blood cultures in critically ill children.

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April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

NLP-enabled Decision Support for Cervical Cancer Screening and Surveillance

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This project created a natural language processing-enabled clinical decision support system to pull patient information and determine recommendations for cervical cancer screening, and demonstrated improvement in overall screening and surveillance rates.

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September 30, 2014 to November 29, 2016

Sponsored Health IT and Evidence-Based Prescribing Among Medical Residents

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This project evaluated SMARxT, web-based education modules designed to teach resident physicians how to effectively navigate and counteract pharmaceutical-sponsored messaging within technology.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2017

Encoding and Processing Patient Allergy Information in EHRs

Description: 

The research team developed and evaluated a natural language processing allergy module that was used to study different types of allergies in an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2018

Impact of Meaningful Use on Clinical Workflow in Emergency Departments

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This research investigated how electronic health record use affected clinical workflow, efficiency, and quality of care in the emergency department, and developed recommendations for future stages of Meaningful Use.

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September 30, 2014 to December 31, 2018

The Effect of Health Information Technology on Healthcare Provider Communication

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This research studied how communication technologies facilitate or hinder communication between nurses and physicians with the ultimate goal of supporting effective communication.

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September 30, 2014 to April 30, 2019

The Wise App Trial for Improving Health Outcomes in PLWH

Description: 

This study will design a user-centered smartphone application linked to a smart pill box with the goal of improving medication adherence for people living with HIV.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2021

Novel IT To Create Patient-Integrated Quality Improvement

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This research created, piloted, and evaluated FIQS, the Family Input to Quality and Safety tool, that allows pediatric patients and their caregivers to provide safety reports regarding their inpatient care.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2018

Using Social Knowledge Networking (SKN) Technology To Enable Meaningful Use of EHR Technology

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This pilot project implemented a Social Knowledge Networking system and concluded that it supported progress toward meaningful use of medication reconciliation technology in an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2016 to September 28, 2018