Brigham and Women's Hospital

Improving Outpatient Medication Lists Using Temporal Reasoning and Clinical Texts

Description: 

This study investigated the feasibility of extracting medication information from non-structured electronic clinical sources within an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2009 to September 29, 2011

Improving Uptake and Use of Personal Health Records

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This project assessed the facilitators and barriers to adoption, implementation, and use of a personal health record in four practices, and evaluated the impact of various strategies on adoption and usage rates.

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April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2013

Monitoring Intensification of Treatment for Hyperglycemia and Hyperlipidemia

Description: 

This project designed and validated a new diabetes quality of care process measure.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Can Risk Score Alerts Improve Office Care for Chest Pain?

Description: 

The project team studied primary care patients with chest pain and found that over one-third of diagnoses of acute myocardial infarction were missed and not directly referred to the emergency department.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2010

Clinical Decision Support Consortium

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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

Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics

Description: 

The Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Program focused on translating health information technology research into improved clinical practices related to medication safety, effectiveness, and cost.

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September 30, 2011 to August 31, 2016

Health Information Technology Enhanced Family Health History Documentation & Management in Primary Care

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This study evaluated whether collecting risk factors to generate an electronic personalized health risk appraisal for coronary heart disease, diabetes, and breast and colorectal cancer was associated with improved patient-provider communication, risk assessment, and breast cancer screening plans in the subsequent year.

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September 30, 2011 to January 31, 2016

A Risk Based Approach to Improving Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Description: 

This project implemented a program to improve the quality of chronic kidney disease care using disease registries and decision support tools within an advanced electronic health record.

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September 30, 2009 to July 31, 2013

Improving Safety and Quality with Outpatient Order Entry

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Examined the impact of integrating ambulatory CPOE with advanced CDSS on safety and quality in the ambulatory setting, its organizational efficiency, workflow, and satisfaction, and conducted a cost-benefit analysis.

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September 3, 2004 to August 31, 2008

Health Information Technology and Improving Medication Use

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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