National Resource Center for Health IT (NRC)

Improving consumer health IT application development: lessons from other industries, findings from key informant interviews.

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Improving Electronic Health Records Patient Education Materials

Description: 

The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials.

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Project Dates: 
July 19, 2010 to July 18, 2013

Pathways to Quality through Health Information Technology

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This project sought to identify obstacles to improving quality through technology by identifying an ideal future health information infrastructure that allows for actionable and prioritized national quality measurement and reporting.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2011 to September 1, 2013

Electronic Health Record Information Design and Usability Toolkit

Description: 

While health information technology (IT) systems are expected to significantly reduce medication errors, studies have found that issues with usability and information design can actually facilitate errors or decrease the efficiency gains made possible by health IT.

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Project Dates: 
August 6, 2010 to February 8, 2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Information Model

Description: 

Through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Information Model project, Westat aims to develop a functional model to define the PCMH that would describe it in both narrative and technical terms through the interactions between and among PCMH stakeholders.

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Project Dates: 
August 2, 2010 to August 1, 2011

Establishing Federal Resources to Support Patient-Centered Medical Home Concept

Description: 

This project developed a conceptual framework and communications infrastructure for the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.

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Project Dates: 
September 8, 2009 to March 7, 2011

Structuring Care Recommendations for Clinical Decision Support

Description: 

This project developed a process for translating narrative, unstructured, evidence-based clinical recommendations and performance measures into a structured, coded format that can be implemented into health information technology systems.

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Project Dates: 
September 22, 2009 to September 30, 2011

Development of an Electronic Health Record Format for Children

Description: 

This project developed a children’s electronic health record (EHR) format that contains the requirements for data elements, standards, usability, functionality, and interoperability for a pediatric EHR.

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Project Dates: 
March 31, 2010 to November 30, 2012

Understanding Development Methods from Other Industries to Improve the Design of Consumer Health Information Technology

Description: 

The project conducted an environmental scan and grey literature review, and key informant interviews to identify consumer product development practices that may be relevant to the design of consumer health information technology.

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Project Dates: 
September 15, 2010 to September 14, 2012