Chris L. Kiess

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There has been increasing interest and an upsurge in efforts to prevent hospital-associated infections (HAIs), a leading cause of death in the United States. This study was conducted to assess current strategies and efforts of HAI reduction initiatives in hospitals. HAI reduction initiatives and factors influencing institutional participation in these(More)
BACKGROUND Based on barriers to the use of computerized clinical decision support (CDS) learned in an earlier field study, we prototyped design enhancements to the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) colorectal cancer (CRC) screening clinical reminder to compare against the VHA's current CRC reminder. METHODS In a controlled simulation experiment, 12(More)
Because bundle implementation in intensive care units to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is challenging, we conducted in-depth interviews with implementation teams at 5 participating hospitals. Key lessons learned across hospitals included the following: maintain management support, engage frontline staff, build the right(More)
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