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Volume 3, Issue 2 (2015) Evidence into Action: Improving User Interface to Improve Patient Outcomes


Federal government, policy groups and academics are hopeful health information technology (HIT) tools will be the gateway to improving patient outcomes and quality of care. Indeed, it is promising that electronic health records (EHRs) and clinical decision support tools (CDS) are rapidly be implemented in hospitals and clinics nationwide. Yet implementing EHR and CDS tools into complex health care systems and clinical workflow continues to be challenging, with poor integration of these systems into clinical workflow substantially reducing adoption and use. It is believed that thoughtful systems engineering approaches, including consideration of user experience and improvements in user interface, can greatly improve the ability of CDS tools to reach their potential to improve quality of care and patient outcomes.

This special issue shares lessons learned based on the experiences and perspectives of leaders and innovators who are developing and deploying user-friendly HIT interfaces.

Read the guest editor's commentary.

Informatics

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Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Spine Surgical Care through Visual Dashboards: Lessons Learned from Human-Centered Design
Andrea L. Hartzler, Shomir Chaudhuri, Brett C. Fey, David R. Flum, and Danielle Lavallee
Mar 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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Using Qualitative Methods to Create a Home Health Web Application User Interface for Patients with Low Computer Proficiency
Rosa R. Baier, Emily Cooper, Andrea Wysocki, Stefan Gravenstein, and Melissa Clark
May 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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EHR-based Visualization Tool: Adoption Rates, Satisfaction, and Patient Outcomes
Randi E. Foraker, Bobbie Kite, Marjorie Kelley, Albert M. Lai, Caryn Roth, Marcelo A. Lopetegui, Abigail B. Shoben, Michael Langan, Nicole Rutledge, and Philip R.O. Payne
Jun 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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Back to the Bedside: Developing a Bedside Aid for Concussion and Brain Injury Decisions in the Emergency Department
Edward R. Melnick, Kevin Lopez, Erik P. Hess, Fuad Abujarad, Cynthia A. Brandt, Richard N. Shiffman, and Lori A. Post
Jun 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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A Multi-step Maturity Model for the Implementation of Electronic and Computable Diagnostic Clinical Prediction Rules (eCPRs)
Derek Corrigan, Ronan McDonnell, Atieh Zarabzadeh, and Tom Fahey
Jul 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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TeenBP: Development and Piloting of an EHR-linked Clinical Decision Support System to Improve Recognition of Hypertension in Adolescents
Elyse O. Kharbanda MD, MPH; James D. Nordin MD, MPH; Alan R. Sinaiko MD; Heidi L. Ekstrom MA; Jerry M. Stultz MD; Nancy E. Sherwood PhD; Patricia L. Fontaine MD; Steve E. Asche MA; Steven P. Dehmer PhD; Jerry H. Amundson BS; Deepika X. Appana BS; Anna R. Bergdall MPH; Marcia G. Hayes MPH; and Patrick J. O'Connor MD, MPH, MA
Jul 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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A Framework for Usable and Effective Clinical Decision Support: Experience from the iCPR Randomized Clinical Trial
Joseph Kannry, Lauren McCullagh, Andre Kushniruk, Devin Mann, Daniel Edonyabo, and Thomas McGinn
Jul 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

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Improving Clinical Workflow in Ambulatory Care: Implemented Recommendations in an Innovation Prototype for the Veteran’s Health Administration
Emily S. Patterson, Svetlana Z. Lowry, Mala Ramaiah, Michael C. Gibbons, David Brick, Robert Calco, Greg Matton, Anne Miller, Ellen Makar, and Jorge A. Ferrer
Jul 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

Learning Health System

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Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Health Care (TEACH) 2009-2014: Building Evidence-Based Capacity Within Health Care Provider Organizations
Peter C. Wyer MD; Craig A. Umscheid MD, MSCE; Stewart Wright MD, MEd; Suzana A. Silva MD, PhD; and Eddy Lang MD
Jul 2015, Vol. 3, Iss. 2

GUEST EDITOR


Dr. Thomas McGinn
Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH
Chair of Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine