Clinical Decisionmaking

Information Technology Implementation by Cognitive Engineering of Organizational Routines

Description: 

This project evaluated a clinical quality management system using cognitive task analysis at three Federally Quality Health Centers.

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September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2014

Conducting Measurement Activities for Health Information Technology Initiative

Description: 

In this project, the team identified the most appropriate and feasible methods of collecting data on national performance on the adoption, use, and outcomes of health IT.

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September 1, 2007 to August 20, 2010

Testing Clinical Decision Support for Treating Tobacco Use in Dental Clinics

Description: 

This project pilot tested and evaluated a smoking cessation clinical decision support system, finding it was feasible to implement, easy to use and helpful for patient care, and led to an increase in patient quit attempts.

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September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2014

Harnessing Health Information Technology to Prevent Medication-Induced Birth Defects

Description: 

This project used clinical decision support tools to alert clinicians when prescribing unsafe medications, and to prompt them to counsel women in the use of contraception. 

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September 7, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Decision Support to Improve Dental Care for Medically Compromised Patients

Description: 

This project tested three types of clinical decision support alerts and found that pop-up alerts were the most effective, but were the least preferred by dental providers.

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July 1, 2012 to April 30, 2016

Veterans Administration (VA) Integrated Medication Manager

Description: 

This project developed a new application called the Integrated Medication Manager (IMM), which presents to clinicians an integrated representation of a patient’s status and care process over time.

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September 30, 2007 to March 31, 2011

Use of Electronic Health Records for Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Primary Care

Description: 

The goal of this study was to develop and evaluate electronic health record-based tools to improve diagnosis and treatment of overweight and obesity in primary care.

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September 30, 2010 to August 31, 2015

Using Evidence-Based Nursing Practices and Electronic Health Record Decision Support to Reduce Fall-related Patient Injuries in Acute Care

Description: 

This project focused on developing and implementing CDS tools to support nurses in the development of care plans and involvement in quality improvement activities in the area of fall prevention in acute care.

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June 1, 2009 to January 31, 2011

Enhancing Fulfillment Data in Community Practices for Clinical Care and Research

Description: 

This project evaluated the usability of medication fulfillment data obtained from electronic health records and piloted a clinical decision support tool that alerted physicians to potential hypertensive medication adherence lapses.

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September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2014

Improving Safety and Quality with Integrated Technology

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Demonstrates the value of an integrated outpatient and inpatient health information system by assessing adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines for women who are group B streptococcus positive including inappropriate antibiotic use and screening in the outpatient setting, and cost-benefit analysis.

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September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2009