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BACKGROUND Problem lists are fundamental to electronic medical records (EMRs). However, obtaining an appropriate problem list dictionary is difficult, and getting users to code their problems at the time of data entry can be challenging. OBJECTIVE To develop a problem list dictionary and search algorithm for an EMR system and evaluate its use. METHODS… (More)
Current paper-based processes for performing billing documentation and test ordering at the end of a clinic visit are fraught with problems, resulting in numerous workflow inefficiencies and significant revenue losses for a healthcare organization. Paper forms are often filled out inaccurately or incompletely, or can be misrouted or lost. Computerizing… (More)
Quality Dashboards (QD) is a condition-specific, actionable web-based application for quality reporting and population management that is integrated into the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Using server-based graphic web controls in a .Net environment to construct Quality Dashboards allows customization of the reporting tool without the need to rely on… (More)
Quality reporting tools, integrated with ambulatory electronic health records, can help clinicians and administrators understand performance, manage populations, and improve quality. Report Central is a secure web report delivery tool built on Crystal Reports XItrade mark and ASP.NET technologies. Pilot evaluation of Report Central indicates that clinicians… (More)
We have designed and implemented a flexible approach to linking patients to providers to support quality reporting in an ambulatory electronic health record. This approach has been implemented within Report Central, a reporting module that allows users of the ambulatory electronic health record to view descriptive and quality reports about their patients.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization (MGPO) has implemented physician incentives to drive timely entry of notes into the outpatient electronic health record. Data from the Partners Quality Data Warehouse (QDW) were used to refine and produce a note completion metric and to create reports. This initiative has led to a decrease in the… (More)
According to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 1999 report To Err is Human: Building a safer Health System, "medical errors kill some 44,000-98,0001 people in U.S. hospitals each year. Partners HealthCare System (PHS) is a large integrated delivery network in Boston, MA, which has as a goal improving patient care by preventing adverse drug events (ADE) and… (More)