Ambulatory Safety and Quality Program: Improving Quality through Clinician Use of Health IT (R18)

Using Health Information Technology to Improve Ambulatory Chronic Disease Care

Description: 

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.

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Project Dates: 
September 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Can Risk Score Alerts Improve Office Care for Chest Pain?

Description: 

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.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2010

Medication Safety in Primary Care Practice - Translating Research into Practice

Description: 

The project successfully developed a set of medication safety measures relevant for primary care and incorporated these measures in quarterly performance reports sent to participating practices.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Electronic Prescribing and Electronic Transmission of Discharge Medication Lists

Description: 

This project conducted three studies to measure the impact of health information technology on patient safety in the ambulatory setting.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Veterans Administration (VA) Integrated Medication Manager

Description: 

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.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2007 to March 31, 2011

Safety Through Enhanced e-PreScribing Tools (STEPStools): Developing Web Services for Safe Pediatric Dosing

Description: 

The project team successfully developed a knowledgebase specific to medication management for children. The tools created included an algorithm for rounding of medication doses and a compounded medication knowledgebase.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2007 to February 28, 2011

RxSafe: Shared Medication Management and Decision Support for Rural Clinicians

Description: 

This project investigated the feasibility and impact of novel approaches to clinician decision support in multidisciplinary ambulatory care, emphasizing high-risk transitions of care. 

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2007 to August 30, 2011