Quality Improvement

Electronic Health Record Use, Work Environments, and Patient Outcomes

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Focusing on the work environment of nurses, this project will study the organizational conditions under which electronic health records function best in hospitals and their potential to improve the outcomes of medical-surgical patients.

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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Enhancing an EMR-Based Real-Time Sepsis Alert System Performance Through Machine Learning

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This research took an existing sepsis-related clinical decision support (CDS) and developed, tested, implemented, and validated a knowledge-based artificial intelligence-enhanced sepsis CDS.

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June 1, 2016 to November 30, 2018

Surgical Risk Preoperative Assessment System

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This project developed a patient-centric tool called the Surgical Risk Preoperative Assessment System to estimate the risk of adverse operative outcomes.

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September 1, 2015 to February 28, 2018

NLP to Improve Accuracy and Quality of Dictated Medical Documents

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This project will study the impact of errors in medical documents on quality of care and develop innovative natural language processing methods to automatically detect errors so that physicians can correct the documents before finalizing them in the electronic health record.

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September 30, 2015 to September 29, 2019

Improving Anxiety Detection in Pediatrics Using Health Information Technology

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This project integrated a validated anxiety-specific screening tool in an existing clinical decision support system and tested it with a randomized feasibility pilot that found the tool did not increase detection of anxiety in pediatric primary care.

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September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018

Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach

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This project developed, implemented, and evaluated a voice-generated enhanced electronic note system and found that it did not improve the time to finalize notes or clinician satisfaction.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2016

Patient-Centered Virtual Multimedia Interactive Informed Consent (VIC)

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This project developed the Patient-Centered Virtual Multimedia Interactive Informed Consent tool and found that patients who used the tool had increased knowledge and higher satisfaction than control patients.

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May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2018

American Medical Informatics Association Health Policy Conference

Description: 

The objectives of the 2015 and 2016 AMIA Policy Invitational meetings are to develop consensus recommendations on policy to improve health information technology for patient care, facilitate research, and manage the health of populations.

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April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Coordinating Transitions: Health Information Technology Role in Improving Multiple Chronic Disease Outcomes

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This study aimed to improve care transitions for low-income patients with multiple chronic conditions using health information exchange, and found significant reductions in inpatient and emergency department utilization.

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July 15, 2014 to December 31, 2016

Topic Refinement and Systematic Review for Health Information Exchange

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This project conducted a large scale systematic review to synthesize existing evidence on health information exchange use and effectiveness.

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September 23, 2013 to May 22, 2015