Jon Puro

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PURPOSE Electronic Health Record (EHR) databases in community health centers (CHCs) present new opportunities for quality improvement, comparative effectiveness, and health policy research. We aimed (1) to create individual-level linkages between EHR data from a network of CHCs and Medicaid claims from 2005 through 2007; (2) to examine congruence between(More)
Electronic health records (EHRs) must support primary care clinicians and patients, yet many clinicians remain dissatisfied with their system. This article presents a consensus statement about gaps in current EHR functionality and needed enhancements to support primary care. The Institute of Medicine primary care attributes were used to define needs and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients receive care in safety net clinics regardless of insurance status; however, receipt of diabetes preventive care might vary among patients with differing levels of insurance continuity. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, using electronic health record data from adults with diabetes who were receiving care in 50 safety net clinics(More)
The ADVANCE (Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network) clinical data research network (CDRN) is led by the OCHIN Community Health Information Network in partnership with Health Choice Network and Fenway Health. The ADVANCE CDRN will 'horizontally' integrate outpatient electronic health record data for over one million(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the performance of a health information technology platform that enables automated measurement of asthma care quality using comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) data, including providers' free-text notes. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective data study of outpatient asthma care in Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW), a midsized health(More)
Comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies involving multiple institutions with diverse electronic health records (EHRs) depend on high quality data. To ensure uniformity of data derived from different EHR systems and implementations, the CER Hub informatics platform developed a quality assurance (QA) process using tools and data formats available(More)
BACKGROUND Integrated health care delivery systems devote considerable resources to developing quality improvement (QI) interventions. Clinics serving vulnerable populations rarely have the resources for such development but might benefit greatly from implementing approaches shown to be effective in other settings. Little trial-based research has assessed(More)
Colorectal-cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and Latinos have particularly low rates of screening. Strategies and Opportunities to STOP Colon Cancer in Priority Populations (STOP CRC) is a partnership among two research institutions and a network of safety net clinics to promote colorectal cancer screening among populations(More)
Electronic medical records (EMRs) hold the promise of making routine comprehensive measurement of care quality a reality. However, there are many informatics challenges that stand in the way of this goal. Guidelines are rarely stated in precise enough language for automated measurement of clinical practices and the data necessary for that measurement often(More)
OBJECTIVES Physicians can help patients quit smoking using the 5 As of smoking cessation. This study aimed to (1) identify the proportion of known smokers that receive smoking cessation services in the course of routine clinical practice; (2) describe demographic and comorbidity characteristics of patients receiving the 5 As in these systems; and (3)(More)