University of Massachusetts Medical School

Open & Act: Tracking Health Care Team Response to EHR Asynchronous Alerts

Description: 

This project analyzed secondary data to identify factors associated with timely opening of electronic health record-based asynchronous alerts, timely response to the alerts, and patient outcomes.

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September 30, 2014 to September 29, 2017

Using Health Information Technology to Improve Transitions of Complex Elderly Patients from Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) to Home

Description: 

This project developed and evaluated a medication reconciliation intervention for medication monitoring and followup of elderly patients discharged from a skilled nursing facility.

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September 30, 2008 to September 29, 2012

Improving Post-Hospital Medication Management of Older Adults with Health Information Technology

Description: 

This study evaluated the impact of providing information through an electronic medical record-based transitional care intervention on the care of older adults discharged from the hospital.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Health Information Technology in the Nursing Home

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Assessed the effects of clinical decision support systems in nursing homes on medication ordering and monitoring for residents in long term care setting; also tracked costs and assessed productivity, impact, and nursing home culture and organization.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2008