Erin O. Kaleba

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The Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) represents an unprecedented collaboration across diverse healthcare institutions including private, county, and state hospitals and health systems, a consortium of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and two Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. CAPriCORN builds on the strengths of(More)
OBJECTIVE Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates remain lower among some racial/ethnic groups and individuals with low income or educational attainment who are often cared for within community health centers (CHCs). We surveyed clinicians in a network of CHCs to understand their attitudes, practice patterns, and perceived barriers to CRC screening. (More)
BACKGROUND Electronic health records (EHRs) have the potential to facilitate performance measurement for acute conditions. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability and feasibility-of-use of a performance measure set for community-acquired pneumonia in an ambulatory EHR. DESIGN Retrospective, cross-sectional electronic chart review. SETTING Primary Care(More)
PURPOSE More effective strategies are needed to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening, particularly among the poor, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with limited English proficiency. We examined whether the direct mailing of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) kits to patients overdue for such screening is an effective way to improve(More)
The Community-Engaged Research Team Support (CERTS) program was developed and tested to build research and partnership capacity for community-engaged research (CEnR) teams. Led by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), the goals of CERTS were: (1) to help community-academic teams build capacity for conducting(More)
OBJECTIVE To design and implement a tool that creates a secure, privacy preserving linkage of electronic health record (EHR) data across multiple sites in a large metropolitan area in the United States (Chicago, IL), for use in clinical research. METHODS The authors developed and distributed a software application that performs standardized data cleaning,(More)
Overweight and obesity are common challenges facing pediatric clinicians. Electronic health records (EHRs) can impact clinician behavior through the presentation of relevant, patient-specific information during clinical encounters, potentially improving clinician recognition and management of overweight/obesity in children. Little research has been(More)