Patient Safety

The Role of Telehealth in COVID-19 Response

Description: 

This research, using data from the country’s largest telehealth provider and claims from a large commercial payer, will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and telehealth on utilization, outcomes, disparities, and public health surveillance.

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Project Dates: 
December 10, 2020 to November 30, 2022

Dissemination and Implementation of QT Risk Clinical Decision Support

Description: 

This research will further disseminate a currently used clinical decision support tool to identify patients at risk for a life threatening, uncommon cardiac arrhythmia.

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Project Dates: 
April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022

Patient Choice of Telemedicine Encounters

Description: 

This project will examine the quality and safety impact of patient-initiated telemedicine visits with primary care providers.

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Project Dates: 
May 15, 2018 to February 28, 2023

Improving Patient Safety and Clinician Cognitive Support Through eMAR Redesign

Description: 

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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Project Dates: 
July 1, 2018 to April 30, 2023

Meaningful Drug Interaction Alerts

Description: 

This project proposes a novel proactive system to reduce alert burden and thereby increase attention to situations in which patient safety is at risk.

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Project Dates: 
May 1, 2018 to February 28, 2022

Providing Evidence and Developing a Toolkit to Accelerate the Adoption of Patient Photographs in Electronic Health Records

Description: 

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of patient photographs displayed in electronic health record systems for preventing wrong-patient errors.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2017 to July 31, 2021

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

Description: 

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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Project Dates: 
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019

Integrating Contextual Factors into Clinical Decision Support to Reduce Contextual Error and Improve Outcomes in Ambulatory Care

Description: 

This research will explore whether providing clinicians with contextual information at the point of care through the use of clinical decision support can reduce contextual errors, improve patient healthcare outcomes, and reduce misuse and overuse of medical services.

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

Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatment (ACTFAST)

Description: 

The research team developed and tested algorithms that can predict postoperative adverse outcomes with a high degree of accuracy.

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Project Dates: 
April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care

Description: 

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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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2020