Critical Access Hospital

Detecting Med (Medication) Errors in Rural Hospitals Using Technology

Description

Implemented and evaluated a voluntary system for reporting medical errors and adverse drug events in eight small rural hospitals; identified barriers to technology, described the epidemiology and root causes of the errors, formulated quality-improvement interventions, and disseminated the results of the project.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015400
Principal Investigator(s)

Health Information Exchange: A Frontier Model

Description

Establishes a Web-based electronic medical record system for 10 small rural hospitals to connect them to the area's regional medical center. The project's ultimate goal is to quickly give alImplements a regional health information exchange among an established collaborative of hospitals, clinics, and providers across Nebraska's remote 14,000-square-mile western panhandle; also helps participating providers acquire the equipment and other resources necessary to share laboratory and pharmaceutical data, as well as electronic medical records.

Grant Number
UC1 HS016143
Principal Investigator(s)

HIT for Medication Safety in Critical Access Hospitals

Description

This project developed an implementation plan for pharmacy and medication-related health information systems in critical access hospitals, and included an on-site health IT survey, two planning conferences, and an assessment of resources.

Grant Number
P20 HS015325
Principal Investigator(s)

Improving the Quality of Healthcare in Central Oregon

Description

This project planned the development of an integrated health IT system to improve rural access to health care and identified key issues to improve patient safety and quality of care, including analysis of the cost-benefit of technical solutions.

Grant Number
P20 HS014930
Principal Investigator(s)

HIT-Based Regional Medication Management Pharmacy System

Description

Implemented an interactive video-conferencing system at rural hospitals to provide continuing education for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians as well as a model for bedside verification of medication administration and medication bar coding; also evaluated structure, process, and outcomes related to improvement of patient safety and more effective patient medication management.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014965
Principal Investigator(s)

Louisiana Rural Health Information Technology Partnership

Description

Implemented a Complete Medical Record (a computerized emergency department communication, documentation, passive tracking, and medical records system) in an emergency department and evaluated the use of this technology toward improving patient safety and quality of care.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014953
Principal Investigator(s)

Health Information Technology Value in Rural Hospitals

Description

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.

Grant Number
R01 HS015009
Principal Investigator(s)