American Indian or Alaska Native
This research demonstrated the feasibility of offering telemedicine rheumatology via video teleconference as an option for rheumatoid arthritis followup care.
The goal of this research was to document the ability of low-income, multiethnic older adults to use information technology applications for personal health information management.
Integrated health services research, clinic redesign, and electronic practice management through the implementation of electronic health records and clinical decision support systems (CDSS) by partnering with three rural Tribal Health Programs to implement electronic health records with clinical decision support systems.
This project developed and tested electronic health record elements to improve the delivery, documentation, and tracking of self-management support services and developed a personal health record for patients to access their medical record and enter goals.
Created a plan for developing an integrated, multifunctional, HIPAA-compliant Community Health Information Network; developed a telephonic comprehensive nurse line service and triage function; and investiged and implemented improvements for streamlining of existing appointment systems.
Assessed current technology resources and planned implementation of area-wide electronic communications and connectivity to electronic health records and a patient-support Web-based data system.
Implemented a HIPAA-compliant electronic records system to improve public health, patient safety and facilitate information sharing among health care providers in the Talequah area, with the goals of establishing a Web-based information and referral service and creating a community-wide, science-based prevention strategy supported by the new information system.