USA, MD, Rockville

Pathways to Quality through Health Information Technology

Description: 

This project sought to identify obstacles to improving quality through technology by identifying an ideal future health information infrastructure that allows for actionable and prioritized national quality measurement and reporting.

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September 1, 2011 to September 1, 2013

Electronic Health Record Information Design and Usability Toolkit

Description: 

While health information technology (IT) systems are expected to significantly reduce medication errors, studies have found that issues with usability and information design can actually facilitate errors or decrease the efficiency gains made possible by health IT.

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August 6, 2010 to February 8, 2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Information Model

Description: 

Through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Information Model project, Westat aims to develop a functional model to define the PCMH that would describe it in both narrative and technical terms through the interactions between and among PCMH stakeholders.

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August 2, 2010 to August 1, 2011

Development of an Electronic Health Record Format for Children

Description: 

This project developed a children’s electronic health record (EHR) format that contains the requirements for data elements, standards, usability, functionality, and interoperability for a pediatric EHR.

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March 31, 2010 to November 30, 2012

Health Information Technology to Support Integration of Self-Management Support in Primary Care Delivery

Description: 

This project developed and tested electronic health record elements to improve the delivery, documentation, and tracking of self-management support services and developed a personal health record for patients to access their medical record and enter goals.

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June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2012

Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic Health Information Systems

Description: 

This project is convening focus groups to gain insight into health care consumers' awareness and perceptions of health information technology and obtain feedback on how best to engage consumers in the design and implementation of future innovations.

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September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009

Reducing Disparities in Health Care Quality for Priority Populations: An Approach Focused on Improving Care in Under-resourced Settings Using Health IT and Other Quality Improvement Strategies

Description: 

A meeting on health disparities was held to build a research and action agenda for reducing disparities in health care quality among priority populations.

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March 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010

Understanding Development Methods from Other Industries to Improve the Design of Consumer Health Information Technology

Description: 

The project conducted an environmental scan and grey literature review, and key informant interviews to identify consumer product development practices that may be relevant to the design of consumer health information technology.

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September 15, 2010 to September 14, 2012