This research focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive, practical, and innovative model of care delivery that incorporates shared decisionmaking.
"First, Do No Harm": Using Health Information Technology to Reduce Use of Preventive Services with Potential Harms
This project convened a meeting in March of 2010 with experts to discuss “don’t do” recommendations by clinicians to their patients in preventive care.
Assessed the value of a computerized clinic order entry tool in rural primary care practices for appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy for acute respiratory infections, frequency of hemoglobin A1c in diabetics, incidence of outpatient adverse drug events, and influenza vaccine immunizations.
This study looked at patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease who would benefit from treatment intensification.
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.
This project conducted a systematic literature review to catalogue study designs used to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of clinical decision support and knowledge management systems.
Developed a regional health IT strategic plan between 28 health care providers, including a comprehensive needs assessment of all of the participating organizations, prioritization of needs, identification of health IT solutions to prioritized needs, and development of appropriate implementation plans.
Using Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality in Primary Care Practices and in Transitions between Care Settings
This project sought to identify and assess the best methods of implementing an advanced patient-centered integrated personal health record called MyPreventiveCare.
This project conducted an evaluation of the clinical outcomes, financial and economic impact, and patient and provider satisfaction of the WellMed Patient Centered Medical Home.
Examined the impact of integrating ambulatory CPOE with advanced CDSS on safety and quality in the ambulatory setting, its organizational efficiency, workflow, and satisfaction, and conducted a cost-benefit analysis.