Sociotechnical Aspects

Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization

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This research study addressed the overuse of blood cultures to diagnose sepsis by developing an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support tool that draws upon the strengths of analytical and naturalistic decision making.

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April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

The Effect of Health Information Technology on Healthcare Provider Communication

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This research studied how communication technologies facilitate or hinder communication between nurses and physicians with the ultimate goal of supporting effective communication.

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September 30, 2014 to April 30, 2019

Using Social Knowledge Networking (SKN) Technology To Enable Meaningful Use of EHR Technology

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This pilot project implemented a Social Knowledge Networking system and concluded that it supported progress toward meaningful use of medication reconciliation technology in an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2016 to September 28, 2018

Development and Evaluation of Sociotechnical Metrics To Inform Health IT Adaptation

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The investigators used a mixed-methods approach to incorporate quantitative and qualitative research in developing and validating a health IT adaptation survey.

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August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019

Electronic Health Record Use, Work Environments, and Patient Outcomes

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The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationships between electronic health record adoption and usability, work environment, and patient and nurse outcomes.

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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Improving Direct Notification of Abnormal Test Results via Patient Portals

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This project identified patients’ needs, preferences, and responses when receiving abnormal test result notifications through an electronic patient portal, and developed a usable prototype to improving test result communication.

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September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2017

Enhancing Providers' Ability to Follow Up on Abnormal Test Results

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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

Care Transitions and Teamwork in Pediatric Trauma: Implications for Health Information Technology Design

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This project seeks to develop an understanding of the cognitive work of clinician teams and family members involved in pediatric trauma care transitions in order to design usable and useful health information technologies.

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July 1, 2015 to April 30, 2021

Minimizing Stress, Maximizing Success of Physician's Use of Health Information

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This project identified strategies that mitigate the stress associated with provider use of health information and communications technologies.

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June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2018

Understanding How Social Influence and Social Networks Affect Electronic Medical Record Implementation

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This project studied the influence of social networks on technology implementation and found that clinicians’ networks influence beliefs and use of the electronic medical records.

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September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2015