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.
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.
The Interactive Preventive Health Record is a personal health record that was created and tested to make preventive information actionable for patients.
Demonstrated the value of health IT in improving quality of inpatient care for community-acquired pneumonia and emergency care of acute myocardial infarctions in rural hospitals.
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.
Understanding Complex Clinical Decision Tasks for Better Health Information Technology System Design
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.
This study found increased rates for some screening and preventative services following adoption of federally-certified electronic health records.
This project designed and tested a smartphone patient application to detect vascular surgical site infections and found that it allowed for early detection and was easy to use.
Clinical Decision Support Optimizing Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention Implementation in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
This study defined a knowledge base for a clinical decision support (CDS) tool and identified technology requirements for CDS design to optimize adoption of necrotizing enterocolitis prevention practices to support clinician decision making with the overall goal to improve the use of evidence-based practices for prevention and early recognition of NEC among premature infants.
Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization
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.