Anantachai Panjamapirom

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In primary care settings, follow-up regarding the outcome of acute outpatient visits is largely absent. We sought to develop an automated interactive voice response system (IVRS) for patient follow-up with feedback to providers capable of interfacing with multiple pre-existing electronic medical records (EMRs). A system was designed to extract data from(More)
UNLABELLED Follow-up calls after ambulatory visits are not routinely done, yet they can potentially detect and mitigate unresolved problems. Automated calls via an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) are an innovative way to conduct follow-up, but patients' attitudes toward follow-up calls are unknown. This study assessed 1) patient perceptions about(More)
To improve and learn from patient outcomes, particularly under new care models such as Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, requires establishing systems for follow-up and feedback. To provide post-visit feedback to physicians on patient outcomes following acute care visits. A three-phase cross-sectional study [live follow-up(More)
This study compared physicians' perceptions of the importance, accessibility, and quality of different types of patient information that could potentially be available with Health Information Exchange (HIE) with how they use patient information. The results showed that while the physicians rated the majority of 11 data types as very important, accessible,(More)
BACKGROUND Limited studies have examined electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) adoption in physician office practices. Specifically, none have explored the influence of payer mix on e-prescribing adoption among physicians. PURPOSE This study examines the impact of practice composition of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance on e-prescribing adoption(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the relationship between the types of background-information check required by states prior to firearm purchases, and firearm homicide and suicide deaths. METHODS Negative binomial models are used to analyze state-level data for homicides and suicides in the U.S. from 1996 to 2005. Data on types of background information are(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the costs of human and automated follow-up processes in ambulatory care. STUDY DESIGN Analysis of costs of nurse-initiated and interactive voice response (IVR) system follow-up interventions. METHODS Using national cost data and data on follow-up processes and outcomes from a previous study, we examined the costs to the healthcare(More)
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