Medication Errors

Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record and Shared Access

Description

Implements an emergency medical records system that will provide shared access to patient records across various community health care providers and incorporates electronic tools for prescription distribution and management.

Grant Number
UC1 HS016128
Principal Investigator(s)

Bar Coding for Patient Safety in Northern Michigan

Description

Implemented a bar-coding application to an existing integrated health IT network that alerts providers to potential drug interactions and allergic reactions, tracks "near misses," and provides a permanent record of the patient's medication history that is accessible by providers at any site.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014878
Principal Investigator(s)

Health Information Technology and Improving Medication Use

Description

This project was one of the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics’ projects, a national initiative to increase awareness of the benefits and risks of new, existing, or combined uses of therapeutics through education and research.

Grant Number
U18 HS016970
Principal Investigator(s)

Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC)

Description

Added a health care portal to the existing community-wide electronic data exchange which will allow for use of the current electronic messaging system along with migration to a full EMR; evaluated physician office efficiency improvement and cost reduction, payer return on investment, and safety and quality improvement.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015316
Principal Investigator(s)

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.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015319
Principal Investigator(s)

Statewide Implementation of Electronic Health Records

Description

Performed a rigorous evaluation of the impact of a statewide implementation program on EHR adoption by rural and non-rural ambulatory care practices and its impact on medication errors and the quality of ambulatory care as a collaborative effort among providers, insurers, and businesses in cooperation with the state government.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015397
Principal Investigator(s)