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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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

Decreasing ADEs in Montana Frontier Critical Access Hospitals through HIT

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Assessed opportunities to decrease adverse drug events and medication errors in frontier Montana Critical Access Hospitals; identified appropriate, cost effective health IT solutions to challenges in medication use.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006

Holomua Project-Improving Patient Hand-Offs in Hawaii

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Developed approaches to share data on patient clinical and diagnostic information across systems and created an implementation plan for systems integration.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Rural Connection: Strengthening Care Through Technology

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Explored health IT as a method of sharing patient information and developed an electronic health record for patients who utilize rural, urban, acute, and rehabilitation facilities.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Boone County Community Care Network

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Designed a county-wide health information system that allowed health information sharing and permitted real-time order placement by hospitals, health departments, private physicians' offices, clinics, and long-term care facilities.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006

Improving the Quality and Safety of Regional Surgical Patient Care through the Creation of a Multi-institutional Partnership for the Implementation and Support of Perioperative Informatics Tools

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Developed a detailed plan for the implementation and support of informatics tools in regional health centers including the creation of informatics tools to manage institutional surgical care information, creation of a multi-institutional partnership to manage both the informatics and surgical quality improvement programs, and the development of an economic model related to the business and safety benefits.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006