Quality Improvement

Detecting Med (Medication) Errors in Rural Hospitals Using Technology

Description: 

Implemented and evaluated a voluntary system for reporting medical errors and adverse drug events in eight small rural hospitals; identified barriers to technology, described the epidemiology and root causes of the errors, formulated quality-improvement interventions, and disseminated the results of the project.

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September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2008

CCHS-East Huron Hospital CPOE Project

Description: 

Created an information management environment that integrated patient care data, standardized practice variation and use of best practices, and supported the delivery of a seamless continuum of patient care throughout the health system through CPOE.

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September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2007

A Partnership for Clinician Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use and Quality of Care

Description: 

This study explored the challenges to adopting electronic health records in safety net practices including nurse-managed health centers and federally-qualified health centers.

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September 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Evaluation of a Computerized Clinical Decision Support System and Electronic Health Record (EHR)-linked Registry to Improve Management of Hypertension in Community-based Health Centers

Description: 

This project analyzed the efficacy of using clinical decision support and performance feedback to improve the control of hypertension in patients treated in community health centers.

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September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2011

Health Information Technology Enablement of Quality Measurement: Health Information Technology Expert Panel

Description: 

In this project, the National Quality Forum reconvened the Health Information Technology Expert Panel (HITEP-II) to gather, synthesize, and refine clinical workflow maps, focusing on care processes related to the previously prioritized set of measures.

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June 17, 2008 to June 17, 2010

Synthesizing Lessons Learned Using Health Information Technology

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This project synthesized what was learned from the Practice Partner Research Network - Translating Research into Practice (PPRNet-TRIP) project regarding how to use health information technology to improve quality in primary care practices.

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May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2013

Using Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality in Primary Care Practices and in Transitions between Care Settings

Description: 

This project documented, studied, and reported the engagement of six primary care practices that use electronic health records that were linked to the Secure Medical Records Transfer Network through a local data repository.

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September 15, 2009 to September 28, 2012

Defining Barriers and Potential Solutions for Collecting and Reporting Quality Performance Measures in Primary Care Offices

Description: 

In this project, primary care practices in the Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network conducted quality performance monitoring data collection and reporting projects.

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September 30, 2007 to March 30, 2009

Colorado Associated Community Health Information Exchange (CACHIE)

Description: 

The project designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated an interoperable quality information system for a collaborative network of community health centers with real-time, synchronized quality reporting to inform patient care.

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September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2010

Computer Automated Developmental Surveillance and Screening

Description: 

The project sought to determine if a computer decision support system integrated with routine care could improve standardized developmental screening during early well-child visits and surveillance for developmental disabilities at all pediatric visits.

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June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2013