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

Massachusetts Quality e-Measure Validation Study

Description: 

This project evaluated the readiness and feasibility of EHR data for ambulatory clinical performance measurement in a community-wide, multi-payer HIE.

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September 12, 2007 to August 31, 2011

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

Automating Assessment of Asthma Care Quality

Description: 

This project refined a set of asthma care quality measures and developed and validated the use of an automated method using natural language processing to utilize the measures.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

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)

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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September 30, 2007 to March 31, 2011