Long-Term Care

Comparison of Asynchronous Telepsychiatry Alongside Synchronous Telepsychiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Description: 

This project will evaluate the comparative effectiveness of asynchronous telepsychiatry versus synchronous telepsychiatry in a skilled nursing facility population using a 12-month randomized controlled trial.

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August 1, 2017 to May 31, 2022

AcademyHealth Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum Second Phase

Description: 

The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum facilitated learning and collaboration among researchers and other key stakeholders who are generating the data, methods, and knowledge needed to build learning health systems that will improve patient care and outcomes.

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September 30, 2013 to March 31, 2017

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults

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This project will examine the health information needs of older adults to inform the design of systems to support their health and independence.

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September 30, 2013 to August 31, 2019

InfoSage Information Sharing Across Generations and Environments

Description: 

This research studied the healthcare information needs of elders and their family caregivers and developed an online platform to allow this group to share health information.

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May 15, 2013 to February 28, 2019

Using Information Technology (IT) to Improve Medication Safety for Rural Elders

Description: 

Implemented a Patient-Centered Medication Information System (PCMIS) to provide secure access to accurate, complete, and current medication information for patients, clinicians, pharmacists, and nurses, reconciled differences in medication information, and provided a platform for evidence-based decision support; assessed the benefits and costs of the system.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Nursing Home Information Technology (IT): Optimal Medication and Care Delivery

Description: 

Implemented a health IT system with added best-practices decision support modules in 7 nursing homes and evaluated the impact on care processes, resident health outcomes, and staff efficiency and satisfaction.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Evaluation of AHRQ's On-time Pressure Ulcer Program

Description: 

Lessons from the On-Time Pressure Ulcer program informed the development of an On-Time Fall Prevention module, which uses documentation data elements, actionable reports, and tracking tools to address residents’ fall risk factors.

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June 1, 2009 to January 31, 2012

Evaluation and Integration of an Automatic Fall Prediction System

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This project examined variability in voluntary movement paths of assisted living facility residents to see if it was greater in patients who fell the week preceding their fall as compared to residents who did not fall.

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September 30, 2009 to September 29, 2012

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.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006

Improving Rural Healthcare Transitions Through Health Information Exchange

Description: 

This project enhanced an existing health-information exchange (HIE) to enable clinicians to work more effectively and efficiently and to utilize the HIE more fully when managing care transitions.

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June 1, 2010 to March 31, 2015