National Resource Center for Health IT (NRC)
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials.
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.
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.
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.
This project developed a conceptual framework and communications infrastructure for the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.
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.
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.
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.