Quality Improvement

ED Disability Diagnostic Tool: An HIT Feasibility Study

Description: 

This project developed and validated a new disability diagnostic tool that allowed emergency department physicians to connect patients to better healthcare referrals and proper long-term care services.

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August 1, 2010 to May 31, 2016

State and Regional Demonstration in Health Information Technology: Utah

Description: 

The Utah Health Information Network is an AHRQ sponsored State and Regional Demonstration Project whose goal was to implement statewide information and communication technologies to facilitate the exchange of clinical data among its members.

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September 1, 2004 to September 29, 2011

Enhancing Quality in Patient Care (EQUIP) Project

Description: 

Implemented an electronic health records system in a network of community health centers and developed a data warehouse to monitor, aggregate, and provide data for quality improvement.

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September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2007

HIT Planning for a Critical Access Hospital Partnership

Description: 

Planned, developed, and implemented health IT to assist local rural communities improve health care access, build local and regional resources to monitor the quality of health care, and expand the use of health IT educational, communication, and clinical applications.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Automating Assessment of Asthma Care Quality

Description: 

This project refined a set of asthma care quality measures and developed and validated the use of an automated method using natural language processing to utilize the measures.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Showing Health Information Value in a Community Network

Description: 

Assessed the costs and benefits of health IT in an established community-wide network of academic, private and public healthcare facilities created to share clinical information for the purpose of population-based care management of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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September 30, 2004 to August 31, 2008

Secure Messaging in a Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Setting

Description: 

This project evaluated how the implementation of a secure e-mail messaging (e-messaging) system between clinicians and patients affects provider efficiency, utilization of emergency department for medication refills, and patients’ satisfaction.

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September 1, 2007 to September 30, 2009

Midcoast Maine Patient Safety With IT Integration

Description: 

Developed new systems and a high level of integration and cooperation in four significant areas: medication management, patient discharge, high-level integration of information, and the development of a new paradigm for evaluating, selecting, and implementing new technologies.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Monitoring Intensification of Treatment for Hyperglycemia and Hyperlipidemia

Description: 

This project designed and validated a new diabetes quality of care process measure.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

Electronic Records to Improve Care for Children

Description: 

Implemented and evaluated a community-wide EHR for health care providers in pediatric primary care, school health, specialty care, and emergency medicine who provide care for inner city children with asthma.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2007