This project enhanced an existing health-information exchange (HIE) to enable clinicians to work more effectively and efficiently and to utilize the HIE more fully when managing care transitions.
Develops a patient Master Visit Registry (MVR), addressing the need for better information sharing among clinical organizations and enhancing their ability to give patients continuous high-quality care when they change providers. The MVR will expand upon an existing patient record-keeping system, while improving local handling and exchange of records.
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.
Explored health IT as a method of sharing patient information and developed an electronic health record for patients who utilize rural, urban, acute, and rehabilitation facilities.
Implemented a systematic care program to improve cancer management in rural communities by building upon an innovative approach to total clinical decision support to provide access to oncology, hematology, and other specialists through a dedicated telehealth network.
Implemented a computer decision-support system in a 23-county service area in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including several rural clinics; included a training component for physicians and other health care providers, as well as a hospital pharmacy component for adverse drug event management and prevention strategies.