Cardiovascular Disease

Using IT to Improve the Quality of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Management

Description: 

This study developed electronic medical record-based quality indices for eleven cardiovascular primary care services. It related physicians’ prior index scores to subsequent disease incidence and to care utilization in their patients.

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September 7, 2007 to June 30, 2010

Feedback of Treatment Intensification Data to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Description: 

This study looked at patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease who would benefit from treatment intensification.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2010

Self Management & Reminders with Technology: SMART Appraisal of an Integrated Personal Health Record

Description: 

This project modified an existing passive personal health record to become active and interactive to improve health care outcomes by promoting patient self-management and increasing compliance to care recommendations.

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September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2013

Bringing High Performing Systems to Small Practices

Description: 

This study assessed the effects of supportive electronic health record implementation, clinical decision support systems, and pay-for-quality programs on the performance of cardiovascular health clinical quality measures.

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September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2013

Clinical Decision Support Consortium

Description: 

This project worked on assessing, defining, demonstrating, and evaluating best practices for knowledge management and clinical decision support across multiple ambulatory care settings and electronic health record technology platforms.

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March 1, 2008 to July 8, 2013

Computer-Based Provider Order Entry (CPOE) Implementation in Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

Description: 

Assesses the implementation of CPOE/ EHR systems in 4 intensive care units (ICUs) and evaluates the value and outcomes of patient safety involving medication errors; quality of care; end users' job tasks, perceptions, and attitudes; and financial impact.

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September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2009

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

Cardio-Hit Phase II

Description: 

This project investigated and validated the prevalence and patterns of exception reporting among physicians participating in the Cardio-HIT collaborative, a practice-based research network. The overall objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of exception reporting, document specific reasons for exceptions, evaluate the relative accuracy of reported exceptions, and identify the location of exception data in electronic health records.

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September 26, 2007 to December 31, 2009

Enhancing Quality in Patient Care (EQUIP) Project

Description: 

Implemented an electronic health records system in a network of community health centers and developed a data warehouse to monitor, aggregate, and provide data for quality improvement.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2007

An Interactive Preventive Health Record (IPHR) to Promote Patient-Centered Care

Description: 

The Interactive Preventive Health Record is a personal health record that was created and tested to make preventive information actionable for patients.

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September 1, 2007 to February 28, 2011