Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tests Pending at Discharge Survey

Description: 
This is a questionnaire designed to be completed by physicians in an inpatient setting. The tool includes questions to assess the current state of and attitudes around clinical messaging.
Year of Survey: 
2013

Shareable, Interoperable Clinical Decision Support for Older Adults: Advancing Fall Assessment and Prevention Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings into Diverse Primary Care Practices (ASPIRE)

Description: 

The purpose of this research is to develop a standards-based, interoperable, and publicly available clinical decision support resource to aid primary care practices in instituting routine fall risk assessment and prevention care plans.

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Project Dates: 
August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022

Improving Allergy Documentation and Clinical Decision Support in the Electronic Health Record

Description: 

This project will redesign approaches for collecting and using allergy information with the goal of improving healthcare quality and safety, including completeness and accuracy of allergy data.

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Project Dates: 
May 7, 2018 to April 30, 2022

Identification of Patients with Low Life Expectancy

Description: 

This research combined the artificial intelligence technology technique Dynamic Logic with natural language processing to create a model to predict risk of death over the next 12 months and found it was better than benchmark statistical and machine learning algorithms.

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Project Dates: 
August 1, 2015 to May 31, 2019

Encoding and Processing Patient Allergy Information in EHRs

Description: 

The research team developed and evaluated a natural language processing allergy module that was used to study different types of allergies in an electronic health record.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2018

Interactive Patient-Centered Discharge Toolkit To Promote Self-Management During Transitions

Description: 

Researchers refined and implemented integrated digital healthcare enhancements to a previously developed, interactive, patient-centered discharge toolkit, finding that while patients used the toolkit, there were no significant changes in post-discharge healthcare utilization.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Electronic Medication Adherence Reporting and Feedback During Care Transitions

Description: 

This research assessed the utilization of a “smart” pillbox, a prefilled electronic medication tray that sends electronic alerts and reports to patients, caregivers, and primary care providers for patients discharged from the hospital, finding an increased medication adherence among patients on five or more chronic medications.

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Project Dates: 
May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2019

NLP to Improve Accuracy and Quality of Dictated Medical Documents

Description: 

This research studied errors in medical documents created with speech recognition software and developed natural language processing methods to detect such errors. 

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2015 to September 29, 2019

Enhancing Medication CPOE Safety and Quality by Indications-Based Prescribing

Description: 

This project convened stakeholder panels to inform the development of an indications-enabled computerized prescriber order entry system.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2018

Massachusetts Office Practice Survey

Description: 

This is a questionnaire designed to be completed by administrators and clinical staff in an ambulatory setting. The tool includes questions to assess the current state of electronic health records.

Year of Survey: 
2005