Laurel Taylor

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OBJECTIVES Prescribing alerts generated by computerized drug decision support (CDDS) may prevent drug-related morbidity. However, the vast majority of alerts are ignored because of clinical irrelevance. The ability to customize commercial alert systems should improve physician acceptance because the physician can select the circumstances and types of drug(More)
BACKGROUND Health problem lists are a key component of electronic health records and are instrumental in the development of decision-support systems that encourage best practices and optimal patient safety. Most health problem lists require initial clinical information to be entered manually and few integrate information across care providers and(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a prevalent and costly disease resulting in reduced quality of life for a large proportion of individuals. Effective patient self-management is critical for improving health outcomes. However, key aspects of self-management such as self-monitoring of behaviours and symptoms, coupled with regular feedback from the health care team, are(More)
In the last few years the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University have been working on a number of joint projects to provide management and leadership knowledge to the McGill medical community. This article will report on these initiatives and suggest future directions. Although other universities in Canada and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether an electronic prescribing and integrated drug information system was more likely to be used by primary care physicians for patients of low socioeconomic (SES) patients. METHODS Prospective 9 months follow-up study was conducted in Montreal, Canada from March to November 2003. The study included 28 primary care physicians(More)
BACKGROUND Public pressure has increasingly emphasized the need to ensure the continuing quality of care provided by health professionals over their careers. Health profession's regulatory authorities, mandated to be publicly accountable for safe and effective care, are revising their quality assurance programs to focus on regular evaluations of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the factors that can predict physicians' use of electronic prescribing. DESIGN All primary care physicians who practised in a single geographic region in Quebec were invited to use a free, advanced, research-based electronic prescribing and drug management system. This natural experiment was studied with an expansion of the(More)
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