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Advancing Personalized Health Care Through Health Information Technology: An Update from the American Health Information Community's Personalized Health Care Workgroup. AHRQ 08-R086
J. Glaser, D. Henley, G. Downing, et al., Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15(4):July/August 2008, 391-396. Discusses the findings of the Workgroup as to what is needed to promote standard reporting and incorporation of medical genetic/genomic tests and family history data in electronic health records.
Bar-Coded Medication Administration: Decisionmaker Brief AHRQ 08-0085
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 2008, 2 pp. This brief for decisionmakers describes the outcomes and best practices from AHRQ-funded projects on Bar-Coded Medication Administration.
Chronic Disease Management: Decisionmaker Brief AHRQ 08-0084
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 2008, 2 pp. The brief for decisionmakers focuses on health IT grants that are implementing and evaluatiing information technologies to improve care for patients with chronic illnesses.
Computerized Provider Order Entry: Decisionmaker Brief AHRQ 08-0093
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 2008, 2 pp. This brief for decisionmakers describes the outcomes and best practices from AHRQ-funded projects on Computerized Provider Order Entry.
Considerations for the Design of Safe and Effective Consumer Health IT Applications in the Home AHRQ 11-R014
T. Zayas-Caban, B. Dixon, Quality and Safety in Health Care, October 2010; 19(Suppl 3):i61-i67. Presents the results of an analysis of human factors and ergonomics issues encountered by five projects during the design and implementation of home-based consumer health information technology (IT) applications.
Exploratory Study of Nursing Home Factors Associated With Successful Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Tools for Pressure Ulcer Prevention AHRQ 13-R041
S. Sharkey, S. Hudak, S. Horn, et al., Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 26(2):February 2013, 83-89. Determines those factors that are associated with nursing homes' success in implementing the On-Time quality improvement for pressure ulcer prevention program and integrating health information technology tools into practice at the unit level.
Health Information Technology and Mental Health Services Research: A Path Forward AHRQ 13-R058
D. Chambers, A. Haim, C. Mullican, M. Stirratt, General Hospital Psychiatry, 35:2013, 329-331. Summarizes a workshop (and subsequent papers) that brought together experts in mental health services and interventions research, practitioners, consumers, and techonologists to discuss emerging opportunities in uniting all aspects of health information technology and mental health research.
Industrial and Systems Engineering and Health Care: Critical Areas of Research, Final Report AHRQ 10-0079
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2010, 138 pp. Explores the critical areas of research at the intersection of industrial and systems engineering and health care, with a special emphasis on the supportive role of health IT, and proposes a detailed research and action agenda.
Information Gap: Can Health Insurer Personal Health Records Meet Patients' and Physicians' Needs? AHRQ 09-R044
J. Grossman, T. Zayas-Caban, N. Kemper, Health Affairs 28(2):March/April 2009, 377-389. Describes the benefits and challenges to patients and physicians of using personal health records maintained by insurers.
Introduction to the JGIM Special Issue on Health Information Technology AHRQ 08-R075
C.Clancy, J.White, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(4): April 2008, 353-354. Provides an introduction to a special issue of the journal on the use of health IT to improve health care quality and safety.
Investing in Health Information Infrastructure: Can It Help Achieve Health Reform? AHRQ 09-R045
C. Clancy, K. Anderson, P. White, Health Affairs 68(2):March/April 2009, 478-482. Identifies some near- and long-term steps that could increase the likelihood of achieving high-value health care with the aid of health information technology.
National Health IT Week: Celebrating HIT as an Essential Tool AHRQ 13-R011
C.M.Clancy. Government Health IT, December 2012. Available at: http://www.govhealthit.com. In this commentary, Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, points out that AHRQ for years has provided the evidence base behind health IT. It has funded projects that show health IT's impact and remains focused primarily on identifying and filling gaps in knowledge about health IT to help prepare the field for future innovations.
Redesigning Care Processes Using an Electronic Health Record: A System's Experience AHRQ 09-R036
J. Brokel, M. Harrison, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 35(2):February 2009, 82-92. Discusses the experiences of one large health system in implementing a systemwide electronic health record to promote process redesign and continuous quality improvement.
Reducing Disparities in Health Care Quality: The Role of Health IT in Underresourced Settings AHRQ 11-R019
M. Gibbons, C. Casale, Medical Care Research and Review, October 2010; 67(5 Suppl):155-162. Outlines the process, findings, and key recommendations of an expert workshop focused on the use of health IT in underresourced health care settings.
Telehealth: Decisionmaker Brief AHRQ 08-0045
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 2008, 2 pp. This brief for decisionmakers describes the outcomes and best practices from AHRQ-funded projects on Telehealth. August 2008, 2 pp.
The Public Role in Promoting Child Health Information Technology AHRQ 09-R038
P. Conway, P. White, C. Clancy, Pediatrics 123(Suppl):January 2009, S125-S127. Discusses the unique aspects of health information technology that addresses children?s needs and the effective adoption of such technology to enhance health care quality for children.