USA, PA, Philadelphia

Electronic Health Record Use, Work Environments, and Patient Outcomes

Description: 

Focusing on the work environment of nurses, this project will study the organizational conditions under which electronic health records function best in hospitals and their potential to improve the outcomes of medical-surgical patients.

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September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Pediatric Patient Engagement as a Criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 3

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This project evaluated the use of an asthma portal by focusing on provider implementation and health outcomes for children, low-income families, and children with special health care needs.

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September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2014

CHOICE: Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness

Description: 

This project established the feasibility of extracting quality indicators from hospice electronic medical records for comparative effectiveness research.

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September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2014

Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation and Adoption of EHR in Home Care

Description: 

This study assessed the barriers, facilitators, and impact of implementing an electronic health record in a home care agency, and developed recommendations for Meaningful Use (MU) objectives in long-term and post-acute care settings.

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September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2014

Using a Telemedicine System to Promote Patient Care Among Underserved Individuals

Description: 

This project created a patient-centered tool for managing hypertension within a primary care practice. The system facilitates patient education on hypertension, self-management, shared decisionmaking, and treatment planning.

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September 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011

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

Crossing the Quality Assessment Chasm: Aligning Measured and True Quality of Care

Description: 

This study supported the notion that the current focus on quality of care for diabetics favors providers that start with panels where a majority of patients already have good control.

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September 30, 2007 to September 29, 2010

MyHealthPortal: Using an Electronic Portal to Empower Patients with Breast Cancer

Description: 

This project evaluated the feasibility of integrating personal information from an electronic medical record within a patient portal called "MyHealthPortal" and found it to be feasible and user-friendly.

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August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2017

The Give Teens Vaccines Study

Description: 

This project evaluated the impact of clinician-focused and patient/family-focused health information interventions on HPV vaccination rates among adolescents.

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September 15, 2009 to March 15, 2012