Patient Safety

Finding the Safer Way: Novel Interaction Design Approaches to Health IT Safety

Description: 

This project will study the impact of design on providers’ interactions with the electronic health record and identify strategies to enhance design to improve patient safety.

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July 1, 2015 to April 30, 2021

HopScore: An Electronic Outcomes-Based Emergency Triage System

Description: 

This project developed and pilot-tested a novel, outcomes-based emergency department triage tool and found that risk stratification and waiting times were improved for some patients.

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August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018

Enhancing Medication CPOE Safety and Quality by Indications-Based Prescribing

Description: 

This project convened stakeholder panels to inform the development of an indications-enabled computerized prescriber order entry system.

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September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2018

Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability

Description: 

This project will provide an evidence base to better inform user-centered design and implementation processes to improve health information technology, usability, and safety.

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September 30, 2015 to July 31, 2021

Enhancing Providers' Ability to Follow Up on Abnormal Test Results

Description: 

This project assessed provider mental workload and performance while processing electronic abnormal test results and found that a test result tracking mechanism improved physicians’ clinical performance.

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August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2017

Assess Risk of Wrong-Patient Errors in an EMR That Allows Multiple Records Open

Description: 

This project compared the risk of orders placed on the wrong electronic patient record when providers were limited to having one patient record open at a time versus up to four and found no difference in errors between the two.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2018

Ensuring Safe Performance of Electronic Health Records

Description: 

The purpose of this study was to refine and further develop the Leapfrog Computerized Provider Order Entry Evaluation Tool and assess hospital performance on the tool over time.

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September 1, 2014 to September 29, 2019

Patients as Safeguards: Understanding the Information Needs of Hospitalized Patients

Description: 

In an effort to reduce medical errors and adverse events, this project will determine the information needs of hospitalized patients and caregivers, and develop design requirements for a solution that supports communicating safety concerns to providers.

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July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2020

Automated Notification for Followup Testing Recommendations Across Care Settings

Description: 

This project built an automated intervention that recognized critical imaging results that require additional testing and populated a discharge summary with recommendations, resulting in improved patient followup.

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July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Understanding Complex Clinical Decision Tasks for Better Health Information Technology System Design

Description: 

This study examined clinical decision task complexity to guide the design of innovative clinical decision support to for high-level reasoning in complex decision tasks.

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July 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015