Academic Medical Center

VisualDecisionLinc: Real-Time Decision Support for Behavioral Health

Description: 

This project designed and developed a clinical decision support tool called VisualDecisionLinc (VDL) to aid in the initial treatment strategies for major depressive disorder.

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August 1, 2011 to January 31, 2014

Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Healthcare Information Technology

Description: 

Systematically assessed improvements in patient safety and experience of care associated with implementation of four decision support function embedded in an electronic health record: 1) the influence of weight based dosing on pediatric adverse drug events; 2) the influence of a test result tracking system on appropriate followup of ordered tests; 3) the influence of automated reminders on symptom monitoring and medications for children with asthma and attention deficit disorder.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Symptom Monitoring and Reporting System for Pediatric Chronic Illness

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This project evaluated the feasibility of implementing The Symptom Monitoring & Systematic Assessment in Young Survivors (SyMon-SAYS) in pediatric oncology clinics.

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March 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

The Medication Metronome Project

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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

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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