Adverse Events

CancelRx: A Health IT Tool to Decrease Medication Discrepancies in the Outpatient Setting

Description: 

This project will examine the impact of implementing the e-Prescribing standard CancelRx on outpatient medication discrepancies and on clinic and pharmacy workflows.

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August 1, 2018 to January 31, 2020

Meaningful Drug Interaction Alerts

Description: 

This project proposes a novel proactive system to reduce alert burden and thereby increase attention to situations in which patient safety is at risk.

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May 1, 2018 to February 28, 2022

Improving Allergy Documentation and Clinical Decision Support in the Electronic Health Record

Description: 

This project will redesign approaches for collecting and using allergy information with the goal of improving healthcare quality and safety, including completeness and accuracy of allergy data.

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Project Dates: 
May 7, 2018 to April 30, 2022

The Effect of Health Information Technology on Health Care Provider Communication

Description: 

The purpose of this study is to describe how communication technologies make it easier or more difficult for nurses and physicians to communicate with each other, with a goal of finding ways to support effective communication.

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September 30, 2014 to April 30, 2019

Novel IT To Create Patient-Integrated Quality Improvement

Description: 

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.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 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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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2021

Preventing Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events Through the Use of Clinical Decision Support

Description: 

This project will develop a clinical decision support tool for the perioperative setting.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2021

Improving Healthcare Quality via Information Technology

Description: 

Implemented an integrated electronic patient medical record, electronic medication administration record, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and clinical decision support software that is accessible at all participating facilities which include an acute care hospital, home health care agency, ambulatory clinics, a rehab facility, and to the patient/resident from home.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Detecting Med (Medication) Errors in Rural Hospitals Using Technology

Description: 

Implemented and evaluated a voluntary system for reporting medical errors and adverse drug events in eight small rural hospitals; identified barriers to technology, described the epidemiology and root causes of the errors, formulated quality-improvement interventions, and disseminated the results of the project.

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September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2008