Quality Improvement

Learning from Primary Care Meaningful Use Exemplars

Description: 

This project assessed quality measurement performance and electronic health record (EHR) implementation and found that EHR reminders were associated with improved performance.

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September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014

Towards Effective and Efficient Adoption of Health Information Technology in Home Health Care

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This project used qualitative methods to identify strategies for effective and efficient adoption of health information technology by home health agencies.

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August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014

United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)

Description: 

This project supports work of the United States Health Information Knowledgebase, an ISO/IEC 1179-compliant metadata registry of health care standards.

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July 27, 2011 to December 20, 2014

Modeling and Analysis of Clinical Care for Health Information Technology Improvement

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This project aimed to capture and understand how clinical work is actually done, and then to analyze how the efficiency and quality of care could be measurably improved through health information technology.

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September 30, 2012 to July 31, 2016

Health Information Technology in Ambulatory Care Settings: Effects on Quality and Disparities

Description: 

This project developed and implemented a large-scale approach to measuring the impact of health information technology on the quality and variability of care in ambulatory settings, and along racial and ethnic lines.

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September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2015

Health Information Exchange and Ambulatory Test Utilization

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This project evaluated whether the adoption of a community-wide health information exchange reduces utilization and costs of laboratory and radiology testing.

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May 1, 2010 to January 31, 2013

Rural Community Partnerships - Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation Project

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Implemented an ambulatory EMR in multiple rural primary and specialist care provider settings and measures the impact of health information technology on clinical practice, organizational structure, and financial benefits; integrated ambulatory electronic medical record case scenarios into the curricula of the Health Science and Human Services Department to ensure that future health care providers have adequate training and exposure to ambulatory EMR technology.

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September 20, 2004 to August 31, 2007

A Systems Engineering Approach: Improving Medication Safety with Clinician Use of Health IT

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The project developed and pilot-tested a Web-based implementation of a Team Resource Management (TRM) intervention aimed at improving medication safety in primary care.

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September 7, 2007 to November 30, 2010

Development of Risk-Adjusted Outcome Measures in the EHR Environment

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This project held an invitation-only conference to examine methodological issues related to the identification and development of outcome measures and their accompanying risk-adjustment models in the electronic health record environment.

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September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2012

Impact of Heath Information Technology on Delivery and Quality of Patient Care

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This study examined the relationships between the stage of electronic health record adoption, missed nursing care, and the nursing practice environment’s adverse effect on hospitalized patients’ outcomes and satisfaction.

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September 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013