This project assessed factors that influenced the participation of small- and medium-sized primary care practices in Minnesota in community-wide electronic health information exchange.
Developed a community-wide HIE collaborative in a rural area that gave patients and providers access to comprehensive clinical data on the Internet; developed disease-management prototypes on diabetes, pediatric asthma, depression, and low back pain and evaluated the development, implementation, and outcomes of the collaborative.
For this project, software engineering practices were developed to guide others in the development of trustworthy electronic health record applications; developed techniques to evaluate the trustworthiness of these applications; and used these techniques to evaluate six products.
This project developed a process for translating narrative, unstructured, evidence-based clinical recommendations and performance measures into a structured, coded format that can be implemented into health information technology systems.
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology: Readiness Assessment
This is a questionnaire designed to be completed by administrators, clinical staff, and IT staff in an inpatient setting. The tool includes questions to assess user's needs of electronic health records, health information exchange, and practice management systems.
This project evaluated the feasibility of two Stage 3 Meaningful Use Care Coordination measures and provided feedback to policymakers and providers for their improvement.
This project provided input to inform the development of nine proposed Stage 3 MU objectives focused on patient engagement, interoperability, and care coordination.
This project evaluated select Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria in the Patient and Family Engagement, Care Coordination, and Interoperability domains and developed recommendations to improve them and increase their value to hospitals and practices implementing them.