Northwestern University

Implementation of Digital Mental Health Tools in Ambulatory Care Coordination

Description: 

This research will adapt and implement a digital mental health intervention to improve care coordination of mental health services in ambulatory care settings.

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September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

Prevent Diabetes Mellitus (PreDM) Clinical Decision Support Intervention in Community Health Centers

Description: 

This project will develop and evaluate the impact of the Prevent Diabetes Mellitus Clinical Decision Support on clinical outcomes, healthcare process measures, and associated costs.

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September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022

Expansion, Implementation, and Evaluation of Electronic Health Record-Integrated Patient-Reported Symptom Screening in a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Description: 

This project will expand, implement, and evaluate the use of a cancer screening platform, the Oncology Symptom Screening Initiative (OSSI), to improve psychosocial screening of cancer patients.

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August 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021

Preventing Wrong-Drug and Wrong-Patient Errors With Indication Alerts in CPOE Systems

Description: 

The project will develop and test a large set of alerts at two large health systems to demonstrate that alerts can help prevent wrong-drug and wrong-patient errors and improve the completeness of the problem list.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2022

Using Location-Based Smartphone Alerts Within a System of Care Coordination

Description: 

The research team developed a smartphone application that notifies primary care providers when patients receive care in the hospital or emergency department, allowing for rapid followup care.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2019

Improving Outpatient Safety of Older Adults Through Electronic Patient Portals

Description: 

This project evaluated the effects of providing caregivers of older adults proxy access to electronic patient portals and found that information exchange between caregivers and providers increased.

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July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018

Best Practices For Integrating Clinical Decision Support Into Clinical Workflow

Description: 

This project compared high and low intensity support for implementation of clinical decision support (CDS) and found that the low intensity support may be sufficient to help community health centers improve their use of CDS over a relatively short time period.

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September 30, 2013 to December 31, 2014