Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology (THQIT) - Planning Grants
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.
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.
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.
Developed approaches to share data on patient clinical and diagnostic information across systems and created an implementation plan for systems integration.
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.
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.
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.