Medication Safety

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)

Rural Trial of Clinic Order Entry with Decision Support

Description

Assessed the value of a computerized clinic order entry tool in rural primary care practices for appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy for acute respiratory infections, frequency of hemoglobin A1c in diabetics, incidence of outpatient adverse drug events, and influenza vaccine immunizations.

Grant Number
R01 HS015413
Principal Investigator(s)

Health Information Technology in the Nursing Home

Description

Assessed the effects of clinical decision support systems in nursing homes on medication ordering and monitoring for residents in long term care setting; also tracked costs and assessed productivity, impact, and nursing home culture and organization.

Grant Number
R01 HS015430
Principal Investigator(s)

Electronic Medication Management

Description

This study evaluated the effectiveness of an electronic medication reconciliation intervention by comparing outcomes pre- and post-implementation in six community-based primary care clinics and two inpatient facilities.

Grant Number
R03 HS018250
Principal Investigator(s)