Academic Medical Center

Using Electronic Records to Detect and Learn from Ambulatory Diagnostic Errors

Description: 

The findings of this study demonstrated that electronic health record-based trigger methods can enable more meaningful measurement and surveillance of diagnostic errors in primary care.

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September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2010

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African American Women

Description: 

This project modified an existing virtual patient advocate (VPA), a clinical patient education system, to become a health education tool directed towards young African-American women.

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July 1, 2009 to October 31, 2011

My MediHealth: A Paradigm for Children-Centered Medication Management

Description: 

The project used text messaging reminders to assess the impact of personal medication management tools on medication adherence in adolescents with asthma.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2013

Creating Online Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Networks to Educate, Consult & Team

Description: 

Expands upon an electronic medical records-sharing initiative for high-risk infants and their families in Mississippi, linking new health centers and clinics and serving a rural area that spans 17 counties; uses telemedicine technologies to enhance evidence-based developmental care for newborns in acute care hospitals; and creates Web-based decision support resources for physicians who care for infants.

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September 30, 2005 to September 29, 2009

ED Disability Diagnostic Tool: An HIT Feasibility Study

Description: 

This project developed and validated a new disability diagnostic tool that allowed emergency department physicians to connect patients to better healthcare referrals and proper long-term care services.

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August 1, 2010 to May 31, 2016

Patient-Centered Online Care Model for Follow-Up Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Description: 

The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of patient-accessed teledermatology to traditional in-person office visits for followup management of atopic dermatitis.

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September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2014

Developing and Using Valid Clinical Quality Metrics for Health Information Technology (Health IT) with Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Description: 

This project sought to identify existing, and create new, clinical quality of care metrics able to be reliably retrieved from electronic systems, such as electronic health records and health information exchanges.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2007 to March 31, 2011

Tools for Optimizing Medication Safety (TOP-MEDS)

Description: 

This Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics-funded project was focused on the improvement of patient safety through the development and refinement of tools for safer medication use.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2017

A Longitudinal Telephony and Multiple Disease Management System To Improve Ambulatory Care

Description: 

This project assessed the effectiveness of the Telephone-Linked Care for Complex Patients (TLC-C) automated telephony system to reduce preventable hospitalizations and improve quality of life in patients who have multiple chronic diseases.

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September 30, 2008 to June 30, 2013

Improving Patient Access and Patient-Clinician Continuity through Panel Redesign

Description: 

This project team developed a quantitative decision support system to help clinics balance timeliness of care with continuity of care.

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March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2012