Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program: Enabling Quality Measurement through Health IT (R18)

Cardio-Hit Phase II

Description: 

This project investigated and validated the prevalence and patterns of exception reporting among physicians participating in the Cardio-HIT collaborative, a practice-based research network. The overall objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of exception reporting, document specific reasons for exceptions, evaluate the relative accuracy of reported exceptions, and identify the location of exception data in electronic health records.

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September 26, 2007 to December 31, 2009

Monitoring Intensification of Treatment for Hyperglycemia and Hyperlipidemia

Description: 

This project designed and validated a new diabetes quality of care process measure.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

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

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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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September 30, 2007 to March 31, 2011

Standardization and Automatic Extraction of Quality Measures in an Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Description: 

Citizens Memorial Healthcare (CMH) will establish the standardization efforts necessary for data capture of quality measures in an ambulatory EMR system and demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of using a data extraction and reporting expert to perform quality measurement in the ambulatory care setting. CMH will standardize and integrate data capture for quality of care measurement into the normal documentation of care within the ambulatory EMR.

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September 7, 2007 to August 31, 2009

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

Medication Monitoring for Vulnerable Populations via Information Technology (MMITI)

Description: 

This project demonstrated the ability of an interoperable health information exchange and an electronic health record to provide useful quality and safety measures for the vulnerable populations served by two community health center clinics.

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September 21, 2007 to May 31, 2010

Enhancing self-management of T2DM with an Automated Reminder and Feedback System

Description: 

This project sought to develop an automated self-management monitor and test its impact of on glycemic control and self-management behaviors among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Closing the Feedback Loop to Improve Diagnostic Quality

Description: 

This project developed an automated system to provide feedback on patient outcomes to clinicians working in ambulatory settings.

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September 14, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Electronic Support for Public Health - Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS)

Description: 

The project sought to create a generalizable system to facilitate detection and clinician reporting of vaccine adverse events and found that it is possible to automatically detect adverse events in defined ways, and to electronically report them.

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December 7, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Using IT to Improve the Quality of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Management

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This study developed electronic medical record-based quality indices for eleven cardiovascular primary care services. It related physicians’ prior index scores to subsequent disease incidence and to care utilization in their patients.

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September 7, 2007 to June 30, 2010