Clinical Workflow

Opportunistic Decision Making Information Needs and Workflow in Emergency Care

Description: 

This project developed dashboards to support clinical decision making in the emergency department and found that the new technology was readily accepted.

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September 30, 2012 to January 31, 2017

Measuring and Improving Ambulatory Patient Safety with an Electronic Dashboard

Description: 

This project designed and pilot tested a dashboard that synthesizes patient data from a registry and found that it decreased the average monthly visit no-show rate.

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September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2015

Improving Safety and Quality with Outpatient Order Entry

Description: 

Examined the impact of integrating ambulatory CPOE with advanced CDSS on safety and quality in the ambulatory setting, its organizational efficiency, workflow, and satisfaction, and conducted a cost-benefit analysis.

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September 3, 2004 to August 31, 2008

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

Impact of Health Information Technology on Primary Care Workflow and Financial Measures

Description: 

The study identified “hidden” costs – resources and staff time – that provider practices and health care organizations must consider when planning for EHR implementation.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2009 to September 29, 2011

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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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2014

Improving Medication Management Practices and Care Transitions through Technology

Description: 

This project examined the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a health information technology intervention designed to facilitate high-quality care transitions to home health care.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2008 to September 29, 2012

Evaluating the Impact of an ACPOE/CDS System on Outcomes

Description: 

Implemented an ambulatory computer physician order entry (ACPOE) system with clinical decision support capabilities in an ambulatory, community-based, integrated health-system; evaluated the impact of the system both internally, on organizational processes and human factors, and externally, on patient safety as measured by medication errors and adverse drug events.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2007

Electronic Health Record Implementation for Continuum of Care in Rural Iowa

Description: 

Shared an electronic medical records system that improved patient safety and quality of care. Also served as a critical learning tool for clinicians in a coalition of three large health organizations and 24 primary care clinics in northern Iowa.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2005 to September 29, 2009

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special Study – Pilot Testing of Electronic Prescribing Standards

Description: 

This project, part of five grants awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to conduct electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) pilots, tested e- prescribing standards within small, community-based practices.

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February 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007