Care Planning

Connected Cancer Care: EHR Communication Networks in Virtual Cancer Care Teams

Description: 
This research will develop methods for measuring EHR communication networks—defined as EHR-based information sharing connections among healthcare professionals —in virtual care teams and to examine the relationship between EHR communication networks and care quality.
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April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021

Integrating Contextual Factors into Clinical Decision Support to Reduce Contextual Error and Improve Outcomes in Ambulatory Care

Description: 

This research will explore whether providing clinicians with contextual information at the point of care through the use of clinical decision support can reduce contextual errors, improve patient healthcare outcomes, and reduce misuse and overuse of medical services.

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July 1, 2017 to April 30, 2021

Interactive Patient-Centered Discharge Toolkit To Promote Self-Management During Transitions

Description: 

This project will implement and evaluate a previously developed, interactive, patient-centered discharge toolkit to improve the transition of care from the inpatient to outpatient settings.

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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Virtualized Homes: Tools for Better Discharge Planning

Description: 

This research linked a web viewer for 3D models of patient homes to an electronic health record so that the models could be viewable and annotated from within a patient’s record for better discharge planning.

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March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018

Designing User-Centered Decision Support Tools for Chronic Pain in Primary Care

Description: 

This project will develop decision support tools that integrate with electronic health records to increase the quality and effectiveness of chronic pain care.

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September 30, 2015 to July 31, 2020

Understanding and Honoring Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Description: 

This project determined care priorities for patients with multiple chronic conditions based on patient needs, preferences, and capabilities and developed a set of recommendations for patients and providers.

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September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2018

Patients as Safeguards: Understanding the Information Needs of Hospitalized Patients

Description: 

In an effort to reduce medical errors and adverse events, this project will determine the information needs of hospitalized patients and caregivers, and develop design requirements for a solution that supports communicating safety concerns to providers.

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July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2020

Using Evidence-Based Nursing Practices and Electronic Health Record Decision Support to Reduce Fall-related Patient Injuries in Acute Care

Description: 

This project focused on developing and implementing CDS tools to support nurses in the development of care plans and involvement in quality improvement activities in the area of fall prevention in acute care.

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June 1, 2009 to January 31, 2011

Nursing Home Information Technology (IT): Optimal Medication and Care Delivery

Description: 

Implemented a health IT system with added best-practices decision support modules in 7 nursing homes and evaluated the impact on care processes, resident health outcomes, and staff efficiency and satisfaction.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Virtual Patient Advocate to Reduce Ambulatory Adverse Drug Events

Description: 

This project adapted and tested a virtual patient advocate to interact with patients after hospital discharge to address the problems of discontinuity and fragmentation of care that occur in the transition from the hospital to the ambulatory setting.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011