Sociotechnical Aspects

Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision-Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization

Description: 

This project will develop and evaluate an electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support tool that draws upon the strength of analytical and naturalistic decision-making to optimize the use of blood cultures in critically ill children.

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April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

The Effect of Health Information Technology on Health Care Provider Communication

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The purpose of this study is to describe how communication technologies make it easier or more difficult for nurses and physicians to communicate with each other, with a goal of finding ways to support effective communication.

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September 30, 2014 to April 30, 2019

Using Social Knowledge Networking (SKN) Technology To Enable Meaningful Use of EHR Technology

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This pilot project implemented a Social Knowledge Networking system and concluded that it supported progress toward meaningful use of medication reconciliation technology in an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2016 to September 28, 2018

Development and Evaluation of Sociotechnical Metrics To Inform Health IT Adaptation

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This project will study health information technology adaptation using sociotechnical theory.

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August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019

Improving Direct Notification of Abnormal Test Results via Patient Portals

Description: 

This project identified patients’ needs, preferences, and responses when receiving abnormal test result notifications through an electronic patient portal, and developed a usable prototype to improving test result communication.

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September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2017

Enhancing Providers' Ability to Follow Up on Abnormal Test Results

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This project assessed provider mental workload and performance while processing electronic abnormal test results and found that a test result tracking mechanism improved physicians’ clinical performance.

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August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2017

Care Transitions and Teamwork in Pediatric Trauma: Implications for Health Information Technology Design

Description: 

This project seeks to develop an understanding of the cognitive work of clinician teams and family members involved in pediatric trauma care transitions in order to design usable and useful health information technologies.

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July 1, 2015 to April 30, 2020

Minimizing Stress, Maximizing Success of Physician's Use of Health Information

Description: 

This project identified strategies that mitigate the stress associated with provider use of health information and communications technologies.

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June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2018

Understanding How Social Influence and Social Networks Affect Electronic Medical Record Implementation

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This project studied the influence of social networks on technology implementation and found that clinicians’ networks influence beliefs and use of the electronic medical records.

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September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2015

Health Information Technology-Supported Process for Preventing and Managing Venous Thromboembolism

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The purpose of this project is to evaluate the cognitive and team work involved in venous thromboembolism prevention and management and to develop design requirements for a clinical decision support tool that supports this collaborative work.

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September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2019