Patient Safety

Dissemination and Implementation of QT Risk Clinical Decision Support

Description: 

This research will further disseminate a currently used clinical decision support tool to identify patients at risk for a life threatening, uncommon cardiac arrhythmia.

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April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021

Patient Choice of Telemedicine Encounters

Description: 

This project will examine the quality and safety impact of patient-initiated telemedicine visits with primary care providers.

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Project Dates: 
May 15, 2018 to February 28, 2023

Improving Patient Safety and Clinician Cognitive Support Through eMAR Redesign

Description: 

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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Project Dates: 
July 1, 2018 to April 30, 2023

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

Providing Evidence and Developing a Toolkit to Accelerate the Adoption of Patient Photographs in Electronic Health Records

Description: 

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of patient photographs displayed in electronic health record systems for preventing wrong-patient errors.

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September 30, 2017 to July 31, 2021

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

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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Project Dates: 
July 1, 2017 to April 30, 2021

Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatment (ACTFAST)

Description: 

The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate an air traffic control-like command center for operating rooms.

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April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

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

Description: 

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