Administrative System

Improving Rural Health Care: Implementing Innovative Integration Solutions

Description

Integrated existing health IT technology software and systems among a three-hospital consortium to create a shared electronic record that ultimately gave providers access to real-time data and the ability to electronically prescribe medications. The goals of the project were to reduce medical errors, improve the quality of patient care, increase patient satisfaction and lower costs.

Grant Number
UC1 HS016142
Principal Investigator(s)

Tulare District Hospital Rural Health Electronic Medical Record Consortium

Description

Built upon an existing infrastructure to construct a fully integrated EMR to give clinicians real-time access to patient data through pharmacy management, laboratory management, patient scheduling, barcoding, clinical physician order entry, electronic signature, insurance eligibility, and Pyxis medication-dispensing units at nursing stations.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015096
Principal Investigator(s)

EMS Based TIPI-IS Cardiac Care QI-Error Reduction System

Description

Implemented the time-insensitive predictive instruments built into the computerized electrocardiograph in emergency medical service settings and emergency departments; also evaluated its impact on reducing errors and avoidable delays in emergency care.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015124
Principal Investigator(s)

Detecting Med (Medication) Errors in Rural Hospitals Using Technology

Description

Implemented and evaluated a voluntary system for reporting medical errors and adverse drug events in eight small rural hospitals; identified barriers to technology, described the epidemiology and root causes of the errors, formulated quality-improvement interventions, and disseminated the results of the project.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015400
Principal Investigator(s)