Academic Medical Center

Optimizing the Electronic Health Record for Cardiac Care

Description: 

This project will study the usability of electronic health records (EHRs) by cardiac care physicians and nurses to develop a set of best practices in EHR design to inform vendors of the wants and needs of clinical providers.

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September 2, 2014 to September 29, 2019

Understanding Complex Clinical Decision Tasks for Better Health Information Technology System Design

Description: 

This study examined clinical decision task complexity to guide the design of innovative clinical decision support to for high-level reasoning in complex decision tasks.

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July 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015

Understanding How Social Influence and Social Networks Affect Electronic Medical Record Implementation

Description: 

This project studied the influence of social networks on technology implementation and found that clinicians’ networks influence beliefs and use of the electronic medical records.

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September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2015

Leveraging Health Information Technology to Avoid Unnecessary Asymptomatic Carotid Revascularization

Description: 

This project developed a decision making tool for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis and concluded that it was feasible to implement in clinical practice.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2015

Evaluation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use Objectives: Analysis in North Carolina and Tennessee

Description: 

This project assessed and made recommendations about draft Stage 3 Meaningful Use objectives in the areas of care coordination and patient and family engagement.

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September 26, 2013 to September 25, 2014

Evaluation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use Objectives: Analysis in Pennsylvania and Utah

Description: 

This project evaluated select Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria in the Patient and Family Engagement, Care Coordination, and Interoperability domains and developed recommendations to improve them and increase their value to hospitals and practices implementing them.

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September 26, 2013 to September 25, 2014

Using the Electronic Medical Record to Identify and Screen Patients at Risk for Delirium

Description: 

This project informed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements by evaluating metrics related to identification of delirium in real time and improving accuracy of the problem list, thus potentially improving care for patients with delirium.

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September 3, 2013 to November 30, 2015

Personal Health Information Needs and Practices for Maternal Fetal Care

Description: 

Women have unique information needs during their pregnancies, ranging from medical questions about pregnancy to logistical concerns about hospital policies. This project is designed to understand these needs, the contexts in which they occur, and the resources used.

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August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2019

Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes and Electronic Health Record Data to Improve Clinical Decision Support for Depression Treatment

Description: 

This project developed, implemented, and assessed a patient data collection and clinician feedback system for depression care management in primary care practices, and found improvements in patient medication filling and adherence.

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August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016

Decision Making and Clinical Work of Test Result Followup in Health Information Technology Settings

Description: 

This project applied a human factors-based framework to understand factors associated with missed test results and found that health information technology is a key barrier to test followup.

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September 1, 2013 to July 31, 2018