Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology (THQIT) - Planning Grants

Error analysis leading technology development.

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Task analysis of healthcare delivery: a case study.

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Planning for pharmacy health information technology in critical access hospitals.

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Distance Management of High-Risk Obstetrical Patients

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Developed a technology plan to improve access to maternal-fetal medicine services throughout the State and guided the implementation of telemedicine capabilities to provide real-time remote diagnostic ultrasound and consultative services to women with high-risk pregnancies.

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September 30, 2004 to May 31, 2006

Central Kenai Peninsula Health Collaborative Technology

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Assessed current technology resources and planned implementation of area-wide electronic communications and connectivity to electronic health records and a patient-support Web-based data system.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006

Crossing the Quality Chasm in Eastern Rural Kern County

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Developed a regional collaborative and business plan for implementing health IT in a rural region; also conducted a telemedicine demonstration project to assess the barriers and issues of broad health IT intervention including telemedicine/teleradiology, scan/store medical record, chronic disease registry and personal health record, and linking the region's partners.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Regional Approach for THQIT in Rural Settings

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Conducted a formal clinical information and technical needs assessment to identify the optimal technical model for information sharing as well as actions required to overcome barriers; developed a project plan that promoted implementation of cost-effective clinical information services.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

HIT Strategic Plan of SW Minnesota Health Providers

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Developed a regional health IT strategic plan between 28 health care providers, including a comprehensive needs assessment of all of the participating organizations, prioritization of needs, identification of health IT solutions to prioritized needs, and development of appropriate implementation plans.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006

Meeting Information Needs of Referrals Electronically

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Identified essential technological needs for accessing and sharing data and information between patients and health care providers; developed an implementation plan to expand the transmission of referral information electronically in a closed health system to an open system.

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September 30, 2004 to March 29, 2006

Community HealthLink Care: Regional EMR

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Developed a secure, comprehensive, virtual health record for medically underserved patients that led to the implementation of a health IT infrastructure necessary to support a single, shared EMR application to promote the community-wide exchange of patient information for clinical decision support, research, and disease management on behalf of low-income, uninsured people.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005