Baylor College of Medicine

Improving Direct Notification of Abnormal Test Results via Patient Portals

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This project identified patients’ needs, preferences, and responses when receiving abnormal test result notifications through an electronic patient portal, and developed a usable prototype to improving test result communication.

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September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2017

Decision Making and Clinical Work of Test Result Followup in Health Information Technology Settings

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This project applied a human factors-based framework to understand factors associated with missed test results and found that health information technology is a key barrier to test followup.

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September 1, 2013 to July 31, 2018

Using Electronic Data to Improve Care of Patients With Known or Suspected Cancer

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This project used health information technology to identify patients for whom a diagnosis of prostate, lung, or colon cancer had been delayed.

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September 30, 2008 to June 29, 2013