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Roman A Ayele, Emily Lawrence, Marina McCreight, Kelty Fehling, Jamie Peterson, Russell E Glasgow, Borsika A Rabin, Robert Burke, Catherine Battaglia
BACKGROUND: The process of transitioning Veterans to primary care following a non-Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitalization can be challenging. Poor transitions result in medical complications and increased hospital readmissions. The goal of this transition of care quality improvement (QI) project is to identify gaps in the current transition process and implement an intervention that bridges the gap and improves the current transition of care process within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166480/the-need-for-data-informed-clinical-supervision-in-substance-use-disorder-treatment
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Alex T Ramsey, Ana Baumann, David Patterson, Yan Yan, Ben Cooper, Enola Proctor
BACKGROUND: Effective clinical supervision is necessary for high-quality care in community-based substance use disorder treatment settings, yet little is known about current supervision practices. Some evidence suggests that supervisors and counselors differ in their experiences of clinical supervision; however, the impact of this misalignment on supervision quality is unclear. Clinical information monitoring systems may support supervision in substance use disorder treatment, but the potential use of these tools must first be explored...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157774/a-home-care-practice-scenario-using-clinical-dashboards
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Seonah Lee, Trish Huebner
Portable electronic medical records used by home care nurses do not provide well-organized displays of previous documentation regarding patient care. The retrieved information is in a disorderly format; therefore, clinicians have to manually organize necessary information from multiple screens. This article describes the development of clinical dashboards to present key information necessary for individual patient care; a scenario using the clinical dashboards; and home care nurses' perceptions of the clinical dashboards...
February 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152947/measuring-value-in-bundled-payments-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Tracy E Spinks, Alexis B Guzman, Randal S Weber, Ehab Y Hanna, Amy Clark Hessel, Beth Michelle Beadle, Kate A Hutcheson, James Incalcaterra, Nancy M Wood, Delrose Jones, Thomas W Feeley
: 11 Background: Value, defined as outcomes relative to costs, cannot be improved without rigorous long-term measurement. To assess value within a bundled payment pilot for head and neck cancer, we aim to generate timely, patient-centered outcomes and robust, near-real time financial tracking (Porter and Teisberg, Redefining health care. Creating value-based competition on results; Harvard Business School Press, 2006). METHODS: Clinical and quality experts created an outcome measure set for head and neck cancer, using a three-tiered outcomes hierarchy from Michael Porter of Harvard Business School as a framework...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152901/adopting-qopi-metrics-into-a-continuous-plan-for-learning-across-a-five-hospital-network
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Kathleen Dunn, Marjorie Hepler, Debra Kay Allen, Maurie Markman
: 268 Background: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced stage cancer. Utilizing metrics from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), CTCA developed a "QOPI related continuous measures plan" from those areas of opportunity which fell greater than 10% below the QOPI aggregate score based upon its centers initial data abstraction efforts and findings. A total of 20 QOPI related measures were selected...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152857/the-radiation-oncology-emr-as-a-quality-and-outcomes-based-informatics-platform-a-multicenter-pilot-study
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Tammy Wotring, Andrew S Kennedy
: 168 Background: Radiation oncology specific oncology information systems (OIS) are highly specialized and capture large amounts of rich data related to patient care. There is great potential to expand the utility of these systems from data collection and point-of-care documentation to platforms for radiation oncology informatics. To this end, we have begun an effort to consolidate and standardize the OIS within a large network of radiation oncology clinics. We report initial findings from a multi-center OIS standardization pilot involving five clinics...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152697/establishing-an-oncology-quality-dashboard-for-improvement
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Danielle Gross
: 223 Background: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a national network of five hospitals, formed a Quality Improvement Committee to bring together both clinical and administrative leadership (physician, nursing, pharmacy and quality) across the enterprise vested in the oversight of quality and patient safety. Tasked with facilitating and driving measurement and improvement the group established a Quality dashboard housing metrics of importance given current performance, evidence-based practice, and evolving external standards...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152693/assessing-the-cost-of-cancer-care-delivery-using-a-time-driven-activity-based-costing-software
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Alexis B Guzman, Yu-Ting Huang, Monica DelValle-Garza, Christian C Kolom, Xin Zhao, Danson N Mutua, Krishan Dhingra, Thomas W Feeley
: 25 Background: Poor costing systems and measurement have led to cross-subsidies and cost-shifting in health care. A large academic cancer center has adopted Robert Kaplan's bottom-up cost accounting methodology called time-driven, activity-based costing (TDABC). TDABC in health care has been proven to be an effective cost accounting tool to measure and improve care delivery by standardizing and creating transparency around patient care processes. The project aims to process map and identify event triggers associated with each process map, use a software applications to compute the costs and resource capacities...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066820/hiv-care-providers-attitudes-regarding-mobile-phone-applications-and-web-based-dashboards-to-support-patient-self-management-and-care-coordination-results-from-a-qualitative-feasibility-study
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Dallas Swendeman, Shu Farmer, Deborah Mindry, Sung-Jae Lee, Melissa Medich
In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with healthcare providers (HCPs) from five HIV medical care coordination teams in a large Los Angeles County HIV clinic, including physicians, nurses, and psychosocial services providers. HCPs reported on the potential utility, acceptability, and barriers for patient self-monitoring and notifications via mobile phones, and web-based dashboards for HCPs. Potential benefits included: 1) enhancing patient engagement, motivation, adherence, and self-management; and 2) improving provider-patient relationships and HCP care coordination...
October 2016: Journal of HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060329/drug-repurposing-hypothesis-generation-using-the-re-fine-drugs-system
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Kelly Regan, Soheil Moosavinasab, Philip Payne, Simon Lin
The promise of drug repurposing is that existing drugs may be used for new disease indications in order to curb the high costs and time for approval. The goal of computational methods for drug repurposing is to enable solutions for safer, cheaper and faster drug discovery. Towards this end, we developed a novel method that integrates genetic and clinical phenotype data from large-scale GWAS and PheWAS studies with detailed drug information on the concept of transitive Drug-Gene-Disease triads. We created "RE:fine Drugs," a freely available, interactive dashboard that automates gene, disease and drug-based searches to identify drug repurposing candidates...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011593/an-informatics-based-approach-to-reducing-heart-failure-all-cause-readmissions-the-stanford-heart-failure-dashboard
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Dipanjan Banerjee, Christine Thompson, Charlene Kell, Rajesh Shetty, Yohan Vetteth, Helene Grossman, Aria DiBiase, Michael Fowler
BACKGROUND: Reduction of 30-day all-cause readmissions for heart failure (HF) has become an important quality-of-care metric for health care systems. Many hospitals have implemented quality improvement programs designed to reduce 30-day all-cause readmissions for HF. Electronic medical record (EMR)-based measures have been employed to aid in these efforts, but their use has been largely adjunctive to, rather than integrated with, the overall effort. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that a comprehensive EMR-based approach utilizing an HF dashboard in addition to an established HF readmission reduction program would further reduce 30-day all-cause index hospital readmission rates for HF...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993751/call-to-balloon-time-dashboard-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-results-in-significant-improvement-of-the-logistic-chain
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Maaike P Hermans, Matthijs A Velders, Martin Smeekes, Olivier S Drexhage, Raymond W Hautvast, Timon Ytsma, Martin J Schalij, Victor A Umans
AIMS: Timely reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients is associated with superior clinical outcomes. Aiming to reduce ischemic time, an innovative system for home-to-hospital (H2H) time monitoring was implemented, which enabled real-time evaluation of ischemic time intervals, regular feedback and improvements in the logistic chain. The objective of this study was to assess the results after implementation of the H2H dashboard for monitoring and evaluation of ischemic time in STEMI patients...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989619/determinants-of-treatment-eligibility-in-veterans-with-hepatitis-c-viral-infection
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Janice Taylor, Sian Carr-Lopez, Amy Robinson, Robert Malmstrom, Karsten Duncan, Archana Maniar, A C Del Re, Jannet M Carmichael
PURPOSES: The objective of this study was to determine the percentage of veterans with active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who were deemed to be candidates for treatment and to identify factors associated with treatment ineligibility. METHODS: This was a multisite, retrospective cohort analysis of veterans with HCV infection within the Veteran Integrated Service Network 21. Patients evaluated between August and November 2015 who were viremic and not receiving HCV treatment were included in the analysis...
January 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979040/validation-of-an-automated-electronic-algorithm-and-dashboard-to-identify-and-characterize-decompensated-heart-failure-admissions-across-a-medical-center
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Zachary L Cox, Connie M Lewis, Pikki Lai, Daniel J Lenihan
BACKGROUND: We aim to validate the diagnostic performance of the first fully automatic, electronic heart failure (HF) identification algorithm and evaluate the implementation of an HF Dashboard system with 2 components: real-time identification of decompensated HF admissions and accurate characterization of disease characteristics and medical therapy. METHODS: We constructed an HF identification algorithm requiring 3 of 4 identifiers: B-type natriuretic peptide >400 pg/mL; admitting HF diagnosis; history of HF International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, diagnosis codes; and intravenous diuretic administration...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964887/developing-a-dashboard-for-benchmarking-the-productivity-of-a-medication-therapy-management-program
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Audrey Umbreit, Emily Holm, Kelsey Gander, Kelsie Davis, Kristina Dittrich, Vanda Jandl, Laura Odell, Perry Sweeten
OBJECTIVES: To describe a method for internal benchmarking of medication therapy management (MTM) pharmacist activities. SETTING: Multisite MTM pharmacist practices within an integrated health care system. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: MTM pharmacists are located within primary care clinics and provide medication management through collaborative practice. MTM pharmacist activity is grouped into 3 categories: direct patient care, nonvisit patient care, and professional activities...
January 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942273/a-clinical-perspective-on-electronically-collecting-patient-reported-outcomes-at-the-point-of-care-for-overactive-bladder
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Darren Desantis, Richard J Baverstock, Andrea Civitarese, R Trafford Crump, Kevin V Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Collecting patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can inform the treatment and management of overactive bladder (OAB). However, collecting these data at the point-of-care can be time-consuming and have a negative impact on a clinic's workflow. The purpose of this study was to pilot a digital system for collecting PROs at the point-of-care and qualitatively assess clinicians' perspectives in terms of the system's impact on the delivery of care for OAB. METHODS: Patients visiting a urology clinic for OAB completed several PRO instruments using a tablet while awaiting assessment...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920019/personalized-diabetes-management-using-electronic-medical-records
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Dimitris Bertsimas, Nathan Kallus, Alexander M Weinstein, Ying Daisy Zhuo
OBJECTIVE: Current clinical guidelines for managing type 2 diabetes do not differentiate based on patient-specific factors. We present a data-driven algorithm for personalized diabetes management that improves health outcomes relative to the standard of care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We modeled outcomes under 13 pharmacological therapies based on electronic medical records from 1999 to 2014 for 10,806 patients with type 2 diabetes from Boston Medical Center...
February 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919400/a-novel-concept-for-integrating-and-delivering-health-information-using-a-comprehensive-digital-dashboard-an-analysis-of-healthcare-professionals-intention-to-adopt-a-new-system-and-the-trend-of-its-real-usage
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Keehyuck Lee, Se Young Jung, Hee Hwang, Sooyoung Yoo, Hyun Young Baek, Rong-Min Baek, Seok Kim
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a new concept of medical dashboard system called BESTBoard. Such a system was implemented in all wards in a tertiary academic hospital to explore the development process, core designs, functions, usability and feasibility. METHODS: The task-force team made user interface designs for 6 months based on a need analysis. Hardware configuration and software development was carried out for 3 months. We conducted a survey of 383 physicians and nurses to determine the usability and feasibility of the system...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881926/improving-pain-care-through-implementation-of-the-stepped-care-model-at-a-multisite-community-health-center
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Daren R Anderson, Ianita Zlateva, Emil N Coman, Khushbu Khatri, Terrence Tian, Robert D Kerns
PURPOSE: Treating pain in primary care is challenging. Primary care providers (PCPs) receive limited training in pain care and express low confidence in their knowledge and ability to manage pain effectively. Models to improve pain outcomes have been developed, but not formally implemented in safety net practices where pain is particularly common. This study evaluated the impact of implementing the Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM) at a large, multisite Federally Qualified Health Center...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832465/ethnographic-analysis-on-the-use-of-the-electronic-medical-record-for-clinical-handoff
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Philippa Nelson, Anthony J Bell, Larry Nathanson, Leon D Sanchez, Jonathan Fisher, Philip D Anderson
The objective of this study was to understand the social elements of clinical and organizational interactions of the key stakeholders in the specific context of an electronic dashboard used by the emergency department (ED) and inpatient medicine teams at the time of clinical referral and handover. An electronic handover function is utilised at the ED-inpatient interface at this institution and has given clinicians the ability to better communicate, monitor the department and strive to improve patient safety in streamline the delivery of care in the acute phase...
November 10, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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