This project conducted a phased implementation of selected ambulatory care health information technology systems designed to improve chronic disease performance indicators and patient-provider communication.
Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program: Improving Quality through Clinician Use of Health IT (R18)
This project examined the use of an e-prescribing system, with medication management clinical support, on the health of hypertensive patients.
This project developed a new application called the Integrated Medication Manager (IMM), which presents to clinicians an integrated representation of a patient’s status and care process over time.
This study evaluated the impact of a widely used e-prescribing system in order to understand characteristics of successful e-prescribing adoption.
This project used clinical decision support tools to alert clinicians when prescribing unsafe medications, and to prompt them to counsel women in the use of contraception.
The project team studied primary care patients with chest pain and found that over one-third of diagnoses of acute myocardial infarction were missed and not directly referred to the emergency department.
The Bettering Lives Utilizing Electronic Systems (BLUES) Project: Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Mississippi with Health Information Technology
This project looked at the ability of EHRs to facilitate patient outcomes tracking, improve provider communication, reduce medical errors, and improve quality of care.
Improving Otitis Media Care with Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based Clinical Decision Support and Feedback
In this project, a clinical decision support tool was developed for Otitis Media, and then studied in a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate its impact on the quality of care of Otitis Media.
This project conducted three studies to measure the impact of health information technology on patient safety in the ambulatory setting.
This project investigated the feasibility and impact of novel approaches to clinician decision support in multidisciplinary ambulatory care, emphasizing high-risk transitions of care.