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

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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

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

Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Healthcare Information Technology

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Systematically assessed improvements in patient safety and experience of care associated with implementation of four decision support function embedded in an electronic health record: 1) the influence of weight based dosing on pediatric adverse drug events; 2) the influence of a test result tracking system on appropriate followup of ordered tests; 3) the influence of automated reminders on symptom monitoring and medications for children with asthma and attention deficit disorder.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008

Medication Safety in Primary Care Practice - Translating Research into Practice

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The project successfully developed a set of medication safety measures relevant for primary care and incorporated these measures in quarterly performance reports sent to participating practices.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Arkansas Delta Inpatient-Outpatient Quality Improvement

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Implemented a computer decision-support system in a 23-county service area in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including several rural clinics; included a training component for physicians and other health care providers, as well as a hospital pharmacy component for adverse drug event management and prevention strategies.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2007

Meeting Information Needs of Referrals Electronically

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Identified essential technological needs for accessing and sharing data and information between patients and health care providers; developed an implementation plan to expand the transmission of referral information electronically in a closed health system to an open system.

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September 30, 2004 to March 29, 2006