Mollie R. Cummins

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CONTEXT The US emergency departments and poison control centers use telephone communication to exchange information about poison exposed patients. Electronically exchanged patient information could better support care for poisoned patients by improving information availability for decision making and by decreasing unnecessary emergency department telephone(More)
The incidence and management of pressure ulcers in hospitalised patients is an ongoing concern for nurses. Efforts to prevent pressure ulcer development are plagued with inconsistencies and a general lack of best practice guidelines. Establishing current practice approaches to the assessment, prevention and management of pressure ulcers is a necessary first(More)
CONTEXT Poison control centers (PCCs) and emergency departments (EDs) rely upon telephone communication to collaborate. PCCs and EDs each create electronic records for the same patient during the course of collaboration, but those electronic records are not shared. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the current, telephone based process of(More)
OBJECTIVE Poison control centers (PCCs) routinely collaborate with emergency departments (EDs) to provide care for poison-exposed patients. During this process, a significant amount of information is exchanged between EDs and PCCs via telephone, leading to important inefficiencies and safety vulnerabilities. In the present work, we identified and assessed a(More)
Grocery sales are a data source of potential value to dietary assessment programs in public health informatics. However, the lack of a computable method for mapping between nutrient and food item information represents a major obstacle. We studied the feasibility of linking point-of-sale data to USDA-SR nutrient database information in a sustainable way. We(More)
Oncology nurses are experts in conducting comprehensive assessments of symptoms and patient responses to treatments, but documentation in electronic health records frequently results in data that cannot be readily shared or compared because of a lack of standardization of the terms. Standardized nursing terminology can enhance communication among nurses and(More)
We are developing a new process of health information exchange supported collaboration that leverages the HL7 consolidated CDA standard through four document types (consultation note, history and physical, progress note and discharge summary). The focus of the present study is the C-CDA consultation note template that will be submitted from poison control(More)
BACKGROUND Health information exchange (HIE) between Poison Control Centers (PCCs) and Emergency Departments (EDs) could improve care of poisoned patients. However, PCC information systems are not designed to facilitate HIE with EDs; therefore, we are developing specialized software to support HIE within the normal workflow of the PCC using user-centered(More)