Eric Lammers

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BACKGROUND Broad-based electronic health information exchange (HIE), in which patients' clinical data follow them between care delivery settings, is expected to produce large quality gains and cost savings. Although these benefits are assumed to result from reducing redundant care, there is limited supporting empirical evidence. OBJECTIVE To evaluate(More)
Knowledge management (KM) is emerging as an important aspect of achieving excellent organizational performance, but its use has not been widely explored for hospitals. Taking a positive deviance perspective, we analyzed the applications of nine healthcare organizations (HCOs) that received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from 2002 to 2008.(More)
While a growing body of research has investigated the diffusion of health IT among providers, no empirical research has yet focused on health IT vendor switching by hospitals. Vendor switching is one indicator of a competitive commercial vendor market, and competition among vendors can spur innovations which contribute to better products over time. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if recent growth in hospital and physician electronic health record (EHR) adoption and use is correlated with decreases in expenditures for elderly Medicare beneficiaries. DATA SOURCES American Hospital Association (AHA) General Survey and Information Technology Supplement, Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)(More)
Simulation is one of the most valuable and powerful analytical tools for process improvement, irrespective of whether the process is one of manufacturing, transportation, health care, or general service. Its value typically increases as the process to be modeled becomes more complex. Furthermore, discrete-event simulation analyses combine synergistically,(More)
This presentation discusses modeling challenges, approach, and findings for the throughput capacity verification of a parking system. This system consists of a totally automated four-story parking structure located next to a train station. Demand variations through the day for parking and retrieving cars are verified using simulation and equipment(More)
OBJECTIVE To test for correlation between the growth in adoption of ambulatory electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States during 2010-2013 and hospital admissions and readmissions for elderly Medicare beneficiaries with at least one of four common ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs). DATA SOURCES SK&A Information Services Survey of(More)
This commentary is meant to set the stage for further discussion about how the objective of a learning healthcare system can be advanced through better specifying requirements to support secondary data use. Recent federal initiatives seek to foster widespread health information technology adoption in the hopes of improving the efficiency and efficacy of our(More)
BACKGROUND The 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which includes the Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program, was designed to increase the adoption of health information technology (IT) by physicians and hospitals. Policymakers hope that increased use of health IT to exchange health information will in turn(More)