Quality Improvement

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

Improving the Quality of Pediatric Emergency Care Using an Electronic Medical Record Registry and Clinician Feedback

Description: 

This project developed an emergency care data registry for pediatric patients using electronic health records and assessed change in benchmarks for quality care measures.

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September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2017

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

Improving Otitis Media Care with Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based Clinical Decision Support and Feedback

Description: 

In this project, a clinical decision support tool was developed for Otitis Media, and then studied in a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate its impact on the quality of care of Otitis Media.

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September 12, 2007 to February 28, 2011

HIT Service Integration

Description: 

Created a detailed assessment of the feasibility of health IT implementation including the development of an implementation plan, specification of clinical and organizational needs, identification of goals, and identification of barriers and ways to address those barriers.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

National Center for Pediatric Practice-Based Research and Learning

Description: 

This project established the Center for Pediatric Practice-Based Research and Learning to develop evidence-based practices and improve child health outcomes.

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September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2018