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ParentLink: Better and Safer Emergency Care for Children

Description: 

Evaluated the completeness and accuracy of information on symptoms, disease conditions, medications, and allergies generated by parents using a patient-centered health technology called ParentLink, compared to information documented by emergency department physicians and nurses; and assessed ParentLink's impact on patient safety and quality.

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September 30, 2004 to June 29, 2007

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African American Women

Description: 

This project modified an existing virtual patient advocate (VPA), a clinical patient education system, to become a health education tool directed towards young African-American women.

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July 1, 2009 to October 31, 2011

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.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2012

Improving Outpatient Medication Lists Using Temporal Reasoning and Clinical Texts

Description: 

This study investigated the feasibility of extracting medication information from non-structured electronic clinical sources within an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2009 to September 29, 2011

Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Healthcare Information Technology

Description: 

Systematically assessed improvements in patient safety and experience of care associated with implementation of four decision support function embedded in an electronic health record: 1) the influence of weight based dosing on pediatric adverse drug events; 2) the influence of a test result tracking system on appropriate followup of ordered tests; 3) the influence of automated reminders on symptom monitoring and medications for children with asthma and attention deficit disorder.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Virtual Patient Advocate to Reduce Ambulatory Adverse Drug Events

Description: 

This project adapted and tested a virtual patient advocate to interact with patients after hospital discharge to address the problems of discontinuity and fragmentation of care that occur in the transition from the hospital to the ambulatory setting.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Evaluating Smart Forms and Quality Dashboards in an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Description: 

Assesses the value of health IT to clinicians through creation of CDSS tools integrated with clinical documentation workflow and physician performance feedback, its impact on clinical decision support and quality assessment, and its cost-effectiveness.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2009

Monitoring Intensification of Treatment for Hyperglycemia and Hyperlipidemia

Description: 

This project designed and validated a new diabetes quality of care process measure.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Conversational Information Technology (IT) for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care

Description: 

This project evaluated whether an interactive voice response system used by parents prior to routine health maintenance visits could improve parental activation, the comprehensiveness of care provided, and medication safety.

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Project Dates: 
September 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Integration of an NLP-based Application to Support Medication Management

Description: 

The overall goal of this study was to develop and assess a natural language processing application to facilitate medication reconciliation at the point of care.

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July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2014