Human Factors

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

Improving Patient Safety and Clinician Cognitive Support Through eMAR Redesign

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This study will examine usability and safety hazards of electronic medication administration records, with a focus on communication and information flow between health information technology applications.

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July 1, 2018 to April 30, 2023

Context is Critical: Understanding When and Why Electronic Health Record Related Safety Hazards Happen

Description: 

This project will develop a method to use video captured electronic health record interactions to analyze the context around medication errors, identify design elements that contributed to the errors, and make design recommendations to mitigate those errors.

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July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019

An Etiology for Medication Ordering Errors in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems

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This project will evaluate a computerized provider order entry (CPOE)-based function—medication voiding—that can be used to prospectively identify and document medication ordering errors.

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August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020

Improving Healthcare Quality with User-Centric Patient Portals

Description: 

This project studied patient portals, their use in primary care, and the impact of use on chronic conditions, and identified opportunities to improve adoption of patient portals.

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September 1, 2013 to June 30, 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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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2019

Ambulatory Clinic Exam Room Design With Respect to Computing Devices to Enhance Patient Centeredness

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This project studied the impact of changing the computing layout in a clinical exam room and evaluated its impact on workflow and patient centeredness.

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September 30, 2016 to February 28, 2018

Enhancing Clinical Decision Support Applications for Community Pharmacist-Delivered Medication Therapy Management

Description: 

This project will formulate evidence-based recommendations for clinical decision support used by community pharmacist delivering medication therapy management. The goal is to reduce medication-related problems and improve health outcomes for chronically ill patients.

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September 13, 2016 to August 31, 2019

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

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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

Development and Evaluation of Sociotechnical Metrics To Inform Health IT Adaptation

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This project will study health information technology adaptation using sociotechnical theory.

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August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019