Emergency Department

Implementation of a Novel Multi-Platform Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support System

Description: 

This research will develop, test, and evaluate a vendor-agnostic platform for clinical decision support rules that can be made available to any commercial electronic health record.

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March 1, 2019 to February 28, 2022

Human Factors Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Telemedicine-Integrated Ambulance-Based Environments for Stroke Care

Description: 

This research will evaluate an existing ambulance-based stroke telemedicine pilot program in order to develop guidelines to expand the program.

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April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

From Emergency to Community: Implementing a Social Needs Assessment and Referral Infrastructure Using Health Information Technology

Description: 

This project will implement a social needs assessment in an emergency department and evaluate its impact on health outcomes.

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September 30, 2018 to September 29, 2020

Exploring the Utilization of and Outcomes from Health Information Exchange in Emergency Settings

Description: 

This project will examine health information exchange (HIE) usage patterns, the barriers and facilitators of HIE use, and the impact of HIE use by emergency department clinicians.

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September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020

Impact of Meaningful Use on Clinical Workflow in Emergency Departments

Description: 

This research investigated how electronic health record use affected clinical workflow, efficiency, and quality of care in the emergency department, and developed recommendations for future stages of Meaningful Use.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2014 to December 31, 2018

Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care

Description: 

This project will apply the science of human factors and cognitive engineering to the design of clinical decision support and information technology with the goal of improving patient safety.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2019

Using Location-Based Smartphone Alerts Within a System of Care Coordination

Description: 

This project will design and implement a care coordination system using a smartphone application that sends location-based alerts to care managers when high-risk patients receive care at a regional hospital or emergency room.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2019

Natural Language Processing To Identify and Rank Clinically Relevant Information for EHRs in the Emergency Department

Description: 

This project developed a natural language processing electronic health record search tool that automatically identifies and ranks relevant clinical information based on a patient’s presenting complaint within the emergency department setting.

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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018

Improving Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease in the Emergency Department Using Cognitive Informatics Tools

Description: 

This project will develop a patient-based dashboard to improve cognitive hygiene in the emergency department, aiding in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome.

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Project Dates: 
September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2021

Evidence-based Contingency Planning for Electronic Health Record Downtime

Description: 

This project assessed the clinical and operational implications of electronic health record downtimes and developed a simulation model to support the creation of effective downtime contingency plans.

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August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2018