Examines the effect of tele-ICU monitoring on mortality, complications, length of stay, cost-effectiveness, provider attitudes, and human factors issues in ICUs and 7 community hospitals.
Intensive Care Unit
Developed, implemented, and evaluated a cooperative effort for using health IT to facilitate a continuum of appropriate medical and developmental care, from the time infants are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), through the transition process to community-based health care services for infants most at-risk for long-term neurodevelopmental problems.
Implemented an integrated electronic patient medical record, electronic medication administration record, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and clinical decision support software that is accessible at all participating facilities which include an acute care hospital, home health care agency, ambulatory clinics, a rehab facility, and to the patient/resident from home.
This project designed, implemented, and evaluated a NICU-2-Home mobile phone application that supports parents of very low birth weight babies transitioning from the neonatal intensive care unit to the home.
Assesses the implementation of CPOE/ EHR systems in 4 intensive care units (ICUs) and evaluates the value and outcomes of patient safety involving medication errors; quality of care; end users' job tasks, perceptions, and attitudes; and financial impact.
Clinical Decision Support Optimizing Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention Implementation in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
This study defined a knowledge base for a clinical decision support (CDS) tool and identified technology requirements for CDS design to optimize adoption of necrotizing enterocolitis prevention practices to support clinician decision making with the overall goal to improve the use of evidence-based practices for prevention and early recognition of NEC among premature infants.
Electronic Health Record Solutions for Accurate Reporting of Data on Interprofessional Intensive Care Unit Rounds
This research identified the data domains at greatest risk of communication errors during intensive care unit (ICU) patient rounds, developed the ability to conduct simulated ICU rounds for research and training, and found that there is a need for real-time simultaneous reviewing of data by all members of the rounding team to reduce communication errors.
This project evaluated the use of an in-room interactive monitor to improve patient-centered care and family engagement within a pediatric intensive care unit.
Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization
This research study addressed the overuse of blood cultures to diagnose sepsis by developing an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support tool that draws upon the strengths of analytical and naturalistic decision making.
This research implemented a clinical decision support tool to identify patients at risk for a life-threatening, uncommon cardiac arrhythmia.