This research aims to adapt a decision support tool that integrates clinical risk information with patient preferences. The goal of this work is to support patients in making informed breast reconstruction decisions together with their clinicians.
Scaling and Spreading Electronic Capture of Patient-Reported Outcomes Leveraging a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
This project will evaluate the feasibility of implementing a quality improvement-driven, health information technology-enabled method for capturing patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after ambulatory surgical procedures.
The research team developed and tested algorithms that can predict postoperative adverse outcomes with a high degree of accuracy.
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.
Using the Electronic Health Record To Identify Children Likely To Suffer Last-Minute Surgery Cancellation
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.
Preventing Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events Through the Use of Clinical Decision Support
This project will develop a clinical decision support tool for the perioperative setting.
This project designed and tested a smartphone patient application to detect vascular surgical site infections and found that it allowed for early detection and was easy to use.
Leveraging Health Information Technology to Avoid Unnecessary Asymptomatic Carotid Revascularization
This project developed a decision making tool for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis and concluded that it was feasible to implement in clinical practice.
Improving the Quality and Safety of Regional Surgical Patient Care through the Creation of a Multi-institutional Partnership for the Implementation and Support of Perioperative Informatics Tools
Developed a detailed plan for the implementation and support of informatics tools in regional health centers including the creation of informatics tools to manage institutional surgical care information, creation of a multi-institutional partnership to manage both the informatics and surgical quality improvement programs, and the development of an economic model related to the business and safety benefits.