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Validity of electronic health record-derived quality measurement for performance monitoring

Parsons A et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012

Since 2007, New York City’s primary care information project has assisted over 3000 providers to adopt and use a prevention-oriented electronic health record (EHR). Participating practices were taught to re-adjust their workflows to use the EHR built-in population health monitoring tools, including automated quality measures, patient registries and a clinical decision support system. Practices received a comprehensive suite of technical assistance, which included quality improvement, EHR customization and configuration, privacy and security training, and revenue cycle optimization. These services were aimed at helping providers understand how to use their EHR to track and improve the quality of care delivered to patients.
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17 July 2012 | No Comments »
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The electronic medical record and patient-centered care

Nusbaum NJ. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 3(11)

One goal in EMR development should be to facilitate a patient-centered clinical encounter.

Qualitative analysis and suggestions are offered for how the EMR can individualize patient care, in support of a patient-centered approach.
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13 July 2012 | No Comments »
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Construction of a Multisite DataLink Using Electronic Health Records for the Identification, Surveillance, Prevention, and Management of Diabetes Mellitus: The SUPREME-DM Project

Nichols GA et al, Preventing Chronic Disease, 9

Electronic health record (EHR) data enhance opportunities for conducting surveillance of diabetes. The objective of this study was to identify the number of people with diabetes from a diabetes DataLink developed as part of the SUPREME-DM (SUrveillance, PREvention, and ManagEment of Diabetes Mellitus) project, a consortium of 11 integrated health systems that use comprehensive EHR data for research.
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12 June 2012 | No Comments »
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Variability in the detection and monitoring of chronic patients in primary care according to what is registered in the electronic health record

Aizpuru F et al, Family Practice, 2012

The electronic health record (EHR) allows a detailed study of the primary care consultations and assessment of variability among physicians regarding the implementation of practices for prevention, detection and monitoring of chronic diseases.

To describe the variability in the detection and surveillance of chronic conditions in primary care.
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19 March 2012 | No Comments »
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Short Message Service (SMS) Applications for Disease Prevention in Developing Countries

D├ęglise C et al, J Med Internet Res, 14(1)

The last decade has witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of mobile phones in the developing world, thus linking millions of previously unconnected people. The ubiquity of mobile phones, which allow for short message service (SMS), provides new and innovative opportunities for disease prevention efforts.
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16 January 2012 | No Comments »
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Is Clinical Decision Support the Missing Link in Prevention?: Comment on “Shared Electronic Vascular Risk Decision Support in Primary Care”

Stafford RS, Romano MJ. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(19)

Electronic health records (EHRs) are touted as a key strategy for reducing costs and improving quality in our health care system, which are both urgent goals. The shortcomings of our current system are perhaps most apparent in the provision of preventive services. Contrasted with treatment services focused on addressing symptomatic disease, preventive services aim to forestall or decrease future adverse health outcomes and thus improve quality of life, as well as life span.
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26 October 2011 | No Comments »
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Beyond individual patient care: enhanced use of EMR data in a primary care setting

Tolar M, Balka E. International Perspectives in Health Informatics, 2011

With the introduction of electronic medical record (EMR) systems into the primary care sector the collected data become available for purposes beyond individual patient care, i.e. chronic disease management, prevention and clinical performance evaluation. However EMR systems are primarily designed to support clinical tasks, and physicians focus on the treatment of individual patients.
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17 July 2011 | No Comments »
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Utility of electronic patient records in primary care for stroke secondary prevention trials

Dregan A et al, BMC Public Health, 11(1)

This study aimed to inform the design of a pragmatic trial of stroke prevention in primary care by evaluating data recorded in electronic patient records (EPRs) as potential outcome measures. The study also evaluated achievement of recommended standards of care; variation between family practices; and changes in risk factor values from before to after stroke.
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13 February 2011 | No Comments »
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Patterns and changes in prescriber attitudes toward PDA prescription-assistive technology

Vishwanath, Arun et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(5)

Medication error prevention is a priority for the U.S. healthcare system in the 21st century. Use of technology is considered by some as critical to achieve this goal. Knowledge of the attitudinal barriers to such adoption, however, is limited.
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15 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Health@Home – An e-Service Model for Disease Prevention and Healthcare in the Home

Gupta, Milon et al, Electronic Healthcare, 17-24, 2009

The ageing of the population, the growth of chronic diseases, and the explosion of healthcare costs jeopardise the sustainability of healthcare systems in many European countries. This opens opportunities for innovative prevention and healthcare services supported by information and communication technologies (ICT). The natural focus for providing such services is the home.
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4 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Web-assisted tobacco interventions: empowering change in the global fight for the public’s (e)Health

Norman, Cameron D. et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(5)

Tobacco control in the 21(st) century faces many of the same challenges as in the past, but in different contexts, settings and enabled by powerful new tools including those delivered by information and communication technologies via computer, videocasts, and mobile handsets to the world. Building on the power of electronic networks, Web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATI) provide a vehicle for delivering tobacco prevention, cessation, social support and training opportunities on-demand and direct to practitioners and the public alike. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first global public health treaty, requires that all nations develop comprehensive tobacco control strategies that include provision of health promotion information, population interventions, and decision-support services. WATI research and development has evolved to provide examples of how eHealth can address all of these needs and provide exemplars for other areas of public health to follow.
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