Cynthia S. Gadd

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OBJECTIVE To examine the financial impact health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments (EDs). MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied all ED encounters over a 13-month period in which HIE data were accessed in all major emergency departments Memphis, Tennessee. HIE access encounter records were matched with similar encounter records without HIE(More)
To bridge the gap between the rising information needs of biological and medical researchers and the rapidly growing number of online bioinformatics resources, we have created the Online Bioinformatics Resources Collection (OBRC) at the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh. The OBRC, containing 1542 major online(More)
BACKGROUND Quantitative studies are becoming more recognized as important to understanding health care with all of its richness and complexities. The purpose of this descriptive survey was to provide a quantitative evaluation of the qualitative studies published in 170 core clinical journals for 2000. METHODS All identified studies that used qualitative(More)
Observational studies of health conditions and outcomes often combine clinical care data from many sites without explicitly assessing the accuracy and completeness of these data. In order to improve the quality of data in an international multi-site observational cohort of HIV-infected patients, the authors conducted on-site, Good Clinical Practice-based(More)
BACKGROUND The fragmented nature of health care delivery in the United States leads to fragmented health information and impedes patient care continuity and safety. Technologies to support interorganizational health information exchange (HIE) are becoming more available. Understanding how HIE technology changes health care delivery and affects people and(More)
successful such event in recent memory. We were able to meet and greet our new trainees, network among ourselves, and hear an inspiring talk from Michael Burcham, Tennessean of the Year in 2014 (among other titles !) We also learned about different themes within our department , and played a terrific team-building game developed by a small team of our(More)
Significant research has been devoted to predicting diagnosis, prognosis, and response to treatment using high-throughput assays. Rapid translation into clinical results hinges upon efficient access to up-to-date and high-quality molecular medicine modalities. We first explain why this goal is inadequately supported by existing databases and portals and(More)
Computer simulation of an information system prior to its implementation can predict time and workflow changes in a hospital department, while offering a common ground of communication across various levels in the organization. Often, the simulation can predict unexpected effects of changes to the work environment and allow experimentation with alternative(More)
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