Quality Improvement

State and Regional Demonstration in Health Information Technology: Rhode Island

Description: 

The Rhode Island Statewide Health Information Exchange, known as Currentcare, facilitated the development of the capability to deploy health information infrastructure at a statewide scale.

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September 1, 2004 to June 30, 2011

Quality Indicators Care Coordination Measures Project

Description: 

This project developed the Care Coordination Measures Atlas, which catalogues 61 measures of care coordination, maps them to elements of a care coordination measurement framework, and summarizes key measure properties.

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September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2010

Enhancing Complex Care through an Integrated Care Coordination Information System

Description: 

This project evaluated the impact of an integrated care coordination information system (ICCIS) on the outcomes and satisfaction of patients with chronic and complex illnesses.

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September 30, 2008 to September 29, 2012

Health Information Exchange and Ambulatory Test Utilization

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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