Gregory J. Hanson

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Disease registries, audit and feedback, and clinical reminders have been reported to improve care processes. To assess the effects of a registry-generated audit, feedback, and patient reminder intervention on diabetes care. Randomized controlled trial conducted in a resident continuity clinic during the 2003–2004 academic year. Seventy-eight categorical(More)
The assessment of the erodibility of soil materials is essential for analyzing and modeling rill, gully, streambed, streambank, spillway, and embankment erosion. A submerged jet−testing apparatus has been developed and used for characterizing soil erodibility in several applications as cited in the literature. The apparatus has been developed based on(More)
BACKGROUND Efficiently caring for frail older adults will become an increasingly important part of health care reform;telemonitoring within homes may be an answer to improve outcomes. This study sought to assess differences in hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits among older adults using telemonitoring vs usual care. METHODS A randomized(More)
BACKGROUND The prevention of recurrent hospitalizations in the frail elderly requires the implementation of high-intensity interventions such as case management. In order to be practically and financially sustainable, these programs require a method of identifying those patients most at risk for hospitalization, and therefore most likely to benefit from an(More)
BACKGROUND Two primary objectives when caring for older adults are to slow the decline to a worsened frailty state and to prevent disability. Telemedicine may be one method of improving care in this population. We conducted a secondary analysis of the Tele-ERA study to evaluate the effect of home telemonitoring in reducing the rate of deterioration into a(More)
INTRODUCTION Telemonitoring is being increasingly used for chronic disease monitoring. Understanding elderly patients' feelings and perspectives toward telemonitoring is important to minimize any barriers to implementation in this population. METHODS Twenty Tele-Era Trial participants completed qualitative interviews assessing opinions about their(More)
BACKGROUND Although personal digital assistant use among residents is common, few outcomes-based studies have examined the impact of this technology on medical education. AIMS We evaluated the educational effectiveness of a personal digital assistant-based geriatric assessment tool. METHODS Internal medicine residents were enrolled as subjects. Personal(More)
BACKGROUND Older adults with multiple chronic illnesses are at risk for worsening functional and medical status and hospitalization. Home telemonitoring may help slow this decline. This protocol of a randomized controlled trial was designed to help determine the impact of home telemonitoring on hospitalization. The specific aim of the study reads as(More)
The aging of the population is expected to place an unprecedented strain on health care systems over the next two decades and beyond. Emerging electronic monitoring technologies provide opportunities to learn about the aging process, age-related diseases, and contribute to new, cost effective care models that preserve independence at home for older adults(More)
There is an urgent need to identify predictors of adverse outcomes and increased health care utilization in the elderly. The Mayo Ambulatory Geriatric Evaluation (MAGE) is a symptom questionnaire that was completed by patients aged 65 years and older during office visits to Primary Care Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. It was introduced to(More)