Northwestern University

Using Information Technology for Patient-Centered Communication and Decisionmaking about Medications

Description: 

This project looked at the integration of patient-centered interventions targeting patients, their providers, and their health care organization in an attempt to improve the medication management process.

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September 14, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Implementing a Low-Literacy, Multimedia Information Technology System to Enhance Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Description: 

This project evaluated the CancerHelp® Talking Touchscreen, a low-literacy, multimedia information technology system that provides patient education on cancer diagnoses, treatment, support, side effects, prevention, and screening.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2012

Improving the Quality of Pediatric Emergency Care Using an Electronic Medical Record Registry and Clinician Feedback

Description: 

This project developed an emergency care data registry for pediatric patients using electronic health records and assessed change in benchmarks for quality care measures.

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September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2017

Tools for Optimizing Medication Safety (TOP-MEDS)

Description: 

This Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics-funded project was focused on the improvement of patient safety through the development and refinement of tools for safer medication use.

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September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2017