Pediatrics

Improving Recognition and Management of Hypertension in Youth: Comparing Approaches for Extending Effective CDS for use in a Large Rural Health System

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The aim of this research is to implement a clinical decision support tool to provide clinicians patient-specific and evidence-based treatment recommendations regarding the recognition and management of high blood pressure and hypertension in children and adolescents.

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September 30, 2020 to July 31, 2025

A Feasibility Study of Cloud-Based Care Plans for Children with Medical Complexity

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This research aims to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes associated with the use of Cloud Care, a cloud-based multidisciplinary care plan for children with medical complexity.

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May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2022

Implementation of Electronic Health Screening in Primary Care to Improve STI Testing

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This research aims to integrate an electronic sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk assessment tool for adolescents into four pediatric primary care clinics.

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September 30, 2019 to September 29, 2021

Children's EHR Format Enhancement

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This project enhanced the Children’s Electronic Health Record Format (Format) by identifying a high priority set of 47 functional requirements from the initial larger set, and creating a list of 16 recommended uses of the Format along with implementation notes.

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June 6, 2014 to December 5, 2015

Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision-Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization

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This project will develop and evaluate an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support tool that draws upon the strength of analytical and naturalistic decision-making to optimize the use of blood cultures in critically ill children.

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April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

Improving Teen Care With Health IT

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This research assessed the use of a multi-risk adolescent interactive health assessment screening tool in pediatric primary care settings, which found an increased rate of clinician counseling for endorsed behaviors, but no significant change in reported risk behaviors or patient satisfaction.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2020

Novel IT To Create Patient-Integrated Quality Improvement

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This research created, piloted, and evaluated FIQS, the Family Input to Quality and Safety tool, that allows pediatric patients and their caregivers to provide safety reports regarding their inpatient care.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2018

Using Electronic Health Records to Support Decision-Making in Pediatric Obesity Care

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This project will evaluate and compare different tools within electronic health records to assist pediatric primary care clinicians with providing higher quality childhood obesity care to help slow weight gain in children with obesity.

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September 15, 2016 to January 31, 2020

Using the Electronic Health Record To Identify Children Likely To Suffer Last-Minute Surgery Cancellation

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This research applied machine learning to develop a model predicting surgical cancellations among pediatric patients, and found the feasibility in using these algorithms as a cost-effective quality-improvement measure.

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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Personalized Engagement Tool for Pediatric BMT Patients and Caregivers

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This project developed a tool to promote activation, communication, engagement, and self-management of pediatric blood and marrow transplant patients and their parents and found that patient-centric tools can successfully engage caregivers in hospital care.

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September 10, 2014 to February 28, 2017