Emergency Department

State and Regional Demonstration in Health Information Technology: Tennessee

Description: 

In this project, the MidSouth eHealth Alliance implemented and evaluated a regional data-sharing and interoperability service for health care entities in the Greater Memphis area.

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September 1, 2004 to September 30, 2010

Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record and Shared Access

Description: 

Implements an emergency medical records system that will provide shared access to patient records across various community health care providers and incorporates electronic tools for prescription distribution and management.

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September 30, 2005 to September 29, 2009

Improving Rural Healthcare Transitions Through Health Information Exchange

Description: 

This project enhanced an existing health-information exchange (HIE) to enable clinicians to work more effectively and efficiently and to utilize the HIE more fully when managing care transitions.

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June 1, 2010 to March 31, 2015

Regional Approach for Transforming Healthcare Quality through Information Technology (THQIT) in Rural Settings

Description: 

Launches a health records-sharing project, led by Geisinger Health System, with Shamokin Area Community Hospital and Sunbury Community Hospital to permit secure electronic access to patient records.

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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

State and Regional Demonstration in Health Information Technology: Indiana

Description: 

The Indiana Network for Patient Care, an operational health information exchange (HIE) in central Indiana, is one of six AHRQ sponsored State and Regional demonstration projects begun in late 2004 and early 2005 to create State or regional HIEs.

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September 1, 2004 to July 31, 2010

Improving the Quality of Pediatric Emergency Care Using an Electronic Medical Record Registry and Clinician Feedback

Description: 

This project developed an emergency care data registry for pediatric patients using electronic health records and assessed change in benchmarks for quality care measures.

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September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2017

Impact of Health Information Technology on Clinical Care

Description: 

Evaluated the effects of staggered installation of an Epic health IT system that includes an EMR with provider order entry and clinical decision support in primary care settings on quality, safety, and resource use within a large integrated delivery system on cohort of 780,000 members with chronic illnesses.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Use of HIT to Increase Primary Care Access in Medicaid Patients

Description: 

This project sought to reduce the use of emergency department services for non-urgent care by improving access to primary care physicians for Medicaid patients via the electronic medical record.

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September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014

Surveillance for Adverse Drug Events in Ambulatory Pediatrics

Description: 

The project team successfully developed and implemented an automated system for measuring the rate of adverse drug events in pediatric patients.

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September 1, 2007 to February 28, 2011