Jill Quaresimo

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BACKGROUND Although electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) holds promise for preventing prescription errors in the ambulatory setting, research on its effectiveness is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of a stand-alone e-prescribing system on the rates and types of ambulatory prescribing errors. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS Prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Health policy forces are promoting the adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) with electronic prescribing (e-prescribing). Despite the promise of EHRs with e-prescribing to improve medication safety in ambulatory care settings--where most prescribing occurs and where errors are common--few studies have demonstrated its(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the frequency and types of prescribing errors in the ambulatory setting among community-based, primary care providers. Therefore, the rates and types of prescribing errors were assessed among community-based, primary care providers in two states. MATERIAL AND METHODS A non-randomized cross-sectional study was conducted of(More)
BACKGROUND The federal Electronic Health Record Incentive Program requires electronic reporting of quality from electronic health records, beginning in 2014. Whether electronic reports of quality are accurate is unclear. OBJECTIVE To measure the accuracy of electronic reporting compared with manual review. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A(More)
Purpose: To develop, validate, reliability test and use quality metrics that are electronically retrievable and appropriate for changes in ambulatory quality that health information technology, namely electronic health records (EHRs), with health information exchange (HIE) may contribute. Scope: The quality metric set was developed and validated with a(More)
BACKGROUND US federal policies are incentivizing use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) to improve safety. However, little is known about e-prescribing's actual impact on medication safety over time. A study was conducted to assess the effect of implementing a commercial electronic health record (EHR) with e-prescribing on rates and types of(More)
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