Acute Care

Partnering to Improve Patient Safety in Rural WV

Description

Expanded the reporting of medical errors and near misses, monitored safety event reporting, and developed a learning network among small, rural hospitals and their associated ambulatory care facilities, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014920
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)

Promoting Patient Safety with Web-based Patient Profiles

Description

The purpose of this project was to examine the feasibility of developing an electronic health information network to provide clinicians with patients' medical information during care transfers and found that, while feasible, there are significant barriers to information exchange.

Grant Number
P20 HS014885
Principal Investigator(s)

Rural Hospital Collaborative for Excellence Using IT

Description

Implemented advanced information technology in rural and small community hospitals including Web-based business intelligence tools, Internet connectivity, and standardized national measures of patient safety and quality; also provided education intervention to support implementation efforts and evaluate its effects on patient safety and quality.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015431
Principal Investigator(s)

HIT-Based Regional Medication Management Pharmacy System

Description

Implemented an interactive video-conferencing system at rural hospitals to provide continuing education for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians as well as a model for bedside verification of medication administration and medication bar coding; also evaluated structure, process, and outcomes related to improvement of patient safety and more effective patient medication management.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014965
Principal Investigator(s)

Implementation of Health Improvement Collaboration in Cherokee County, OK

Description

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.

Grant Number
UC1 HS016131
Principal Investigator(s)

HIT Service Integration

Description

Created a detailed assessment of the feasibility of health IT implementation including the development of an implementation plan, specification of clinical and organizational needs, identification of goals, and identification of barriers and ways to address those barriers.

Grant Number
P20 HS015195
Principal Investigator(s)