Interoperability

Implementing USPSTF Recommendations for Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention by Integrating Clinical Decision Support Tools with the Electronic Health Record

Description: 
This study will integrate a previously piloted risk tool and clinical decision aid, MammoScreen, with an EHR to provide personalized decision support for both patients and clinicians to improve quality of care for women who are at increased risk for breast cancer.
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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2020 to August 31, 2025

Improving Healthcare Processes and Outcomes by Directly Integrating Health Information Exchange Data in the Clinical Workflow

Description: 

The research team will implement and evaluate an integration application that incorporates relevant health information exchange data directly into the electronic health record in the emergency department.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2020 to September 29, 2023

Health Information Exchange Utilization and Inter-Hospital Transfer Outcomes

Description: 

This research’s goal is to show that interoperability, including adoption of regional health information exchanges, improves mortality rates and care efficiency at the population and patient levels.

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Project Dates: 
April 1, 2019 to January 31, 2023

Improving Missing Data Analysis in Distributed Research Networks

Description: 

This project aims to refine and develop methods to address missing electronic health record data to improve data quality and research validity.

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September 30, 2018 to September 29, 2021

From Emergency to Community: Implementing a Social Needs Assessment and Referral Infrastructure Using Health Information Technology

Description: 

This research assessed the use of an electronic social needs screening tool integrated into the workflow of an emergency department setting that facilitated referrals for those in need, and found that although only a small subset of patients expressing need received referrals, the strategy showed promise to monitor population health post-discharge.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2018 to September 29, 2020

i-Matter: Investigating an mHealth Texting Tool for Embedding Patient-Reported Data into Diabetes Management

Description: 

This project will evaluate the effects of a technology-based patient-reported outcomes system on patient management of type 2 diabetes in primary care practices.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023

Enhancing Patient Matching in Support of Operational Health Information Exchange

Description: 

This project will enhance novel algorithms for matching patient health information across data sources, implement them, and evaluate their accuracy.

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Project Dates: 
July 1, 2017 to April 30, 2022

Exploring the Utilization of and Outcomes from Health Information Exchange in Emergency Settings

Description: 

This research assessed the use of a health information exchange system in emergency department settings, finding that although overall usage is relatively low, additional functionalities such as single sign on add value to clinical decision making and enable faster retrieval of patient records from external sources compared to traditional methods when embedded into existing workflows.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020

Use of Push and Pull Health Information Exchange Technologies by Ambulatory Care Practices and the Impact on Potentially Avoidable Healthcare Utilization

Description: 

This research demonstrated primary care providers’ complementary use of “push” and “pull” health information exchange technologies to meet their information needs and provides evidence that “pull” exchange reduces potentially avoidable healthcare utilization.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2019

StartSmart(TM): Health Information Technology to Improve Adherence to Prenatal Guidelines

Description: 

This research developed and evaluated a mobile health application to improve screening, intervention, and referrals in the care of pregnant women.

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July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018