Human Factors

Human Factors Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Telemedicine-Integrated Ambulance-Based Environments for Stroke Care

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This research will evaluate an existing ambulance-based stroke telemedicine pilot program in order to develop guidelines to expand the program.

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April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021

Improving Patient Safety and Clinician Cognitive Support Through eMAR Redesign

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This study will create an innovative electronic medication administration record prototype and a medication administration workflow risk assessment to improve the medication administration process and the usability and safety of the electronic medication administration records in response to challenges from COVID-19.

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July 1, 2018 to April 30, 2023

Context is Critical: Understanding When and Why Electronic Health Record-Related Safety Hazards Happen

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This study showed the feasibility and value of creating a methodology and process for a health information technology black box to inform electronic health record design and usability.

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July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019

An Etiology for Medication Ordering Errors in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems

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This research assessed the etiology of medication ordering errors, finding that errors stemmed from multi-level risk factors and showing the utility of a void alert tool to prospectively capture the broad range of errors that may occur in practice that may be missed by using traditional retrospective error reporting methods.

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August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020

Improving Healthcare Quality with User-Centric Patient Portals

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This project studied patient portals, their use in primary care, and the impact of use on chronic conditions, and identified opportunities to improve adoption of patient portals.

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September 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018

Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care

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This research study used cognitive systems engineering approaches to understand the decision making process in the emergency department and proposed models and solutions to some of the biggest challenges in practicing medicine in this complex environment.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2020

Ambulatory Clinic Exam Room Design With Respect to Computing Devices to Enhance Patient Centeredness

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This project studied the impact of changing the computing layout in a clinical exam room and evaluated its impact on workflow and patient centeredness.

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September 30, 2016 to February 28, 2018

Enhancing Clinical Decision Support Applications for Community Pharmacist-Delivered Medication Therapy Management

Description: 

This research evaluated the usability and usefulness of medication therapy management (MTM) alerts and made recommendations for improving MTM platform design.

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September 13, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Development and Evaluation of Sociotechnical Metrics To Inform Health IT Adaptation

Description: 

The investigators used a mixed-methods approach to incorporate quantitative and qualitative research in developing and validating a health IT adaptation survey.

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August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019

Understanding Primary Care Teamwork in Context: Implications for Health Information Technology Design

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This research developed an electronic health record prototype with a variety of functionalities focused on goal-directed work such as schedule coordination, task assignment, and information sharing to improve cognitive support among primary care providers.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2020