Academic Medical Center

Comprehensive Information Technology (IT) Solution for Quality and Patient Safety

Description: 

Implemented a series of new health information technologies in carefully staged processes over 2 years to include an Inpatient Pharmacy System, Electronic Medication Administration Record, Bar Coding System, and a CPOE System; evaluated the impact of these systems on safety, quality, and efficiency.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Clinical Decision Support Consortium

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This project worked on assessing, defining, demonstrating, and evaluating best practices for knowledge management and clinical decision support across multiple ambulatory care settings and electronic health record technology platforms.

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March 1, 2008 to July 8, 2013

Surveillance for Adverse Drug Events in Ambulatory Pediatrics

Description: 

The project team successfully developed and implemented an automated system for measuring the rate of adverse drug events in pediatric patients.

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September 1, 2007 to February 28, 2011

Using Health Information Technology in Practice Redesign: Impact of Health Information Technology on Workflow

Description: 

This project evaluated the multiple work activities, roles, and technologies in six primary care practices that introduced new health information technology tools in their redesign of care coordination.

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June 1, 2012 to July 21, 2015

Improving Quality through Decision Support for Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy

Description: 

The goal of this project was to promote increased adherence to evidence-based pharmacotherapy guidelines through both traditional clinic-based and newer models of care.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

The Medication Metronome Project

Description: 

This project conducted a randomized trial of a medication management system that supports medication adjustments and scheduling of laboratory tests independent of office visits.

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September 30, 2010 to July 31, 2014

Secure Messaging in a Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Setting

Description: 

This project evaluated how the implementation of a secure e-mail messaging (e-messaging) system between clinicians and patients affects provider efficiency, utilization of emergency department for medication refills, and patients’ satisfaction.

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September 1, 2007 to September 30, 2009

Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics

Description: 

The Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Program focused on translating health information technology research into improved clinical practices related to medication safety, effectiveness, and cost.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2011 to August 31, 2016

Conversational Information Technology (IT) for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care

Description: 

This project evaluated whether an interactive voice response system used by parents prior to routine health maintenance visits could improve parental activation, the comprehensiveness of care provided, and medication safety.

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September 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Health Information Technology Enhanced Family Health History Documentation & Management in Primary Care

Description: 

This study evaluated whether collecting risk factors to generate an electronic personalized health risk appraisal for coronary heart disease, diabetes, and breast and colorectal cancer was associated with improved patient-provider communication, risk assessment, and breast cancer screening plans in the subsequent year.

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September 30, 2011 to January 31, 2016