This project developed nine obesity care quality measures and developed and validated the use of an automated method using natural language processing to utilize the measures.
Participation in a virtual obesity health collaborative that included training in obesity guidelines, support, and use of the computer system HeartSmartKids™, improved adherence to guidelines; had a positive impact on parent’s perception of the health care provider, as well as their ability to change their child’s diet; and had an overall improvement in chronic care model elements.
The goal of this study was to develop and evaluate electronic health record-based tools to improve diagnosis and treatment of overweight and obesity in primary care.
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.
The Interactive Preventive Health Record is a personal health record that was created and tested to make preventive information actionable for patients.
This study looked at the use of health information technology to facilitate clinical lifestyle counseling on weight loss, with the goal of integrating lifestyle issues into routine preventive medicine.
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.
This project was a collaboration effort to design, develop, implement, and demonstrate clinical decision support (CDS) applications using systematic and replicable processes for knowledge transformation and CDS design.
This project utilized information technology to develop an integrated screening, counseling, and post-visit support system to increase physical activity among adolescents.