Suzanne Paone

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has implemented a personal health record grounded in the Chronic Care Model, UPMC HealthTrak, to assist patients with diabetes self-management. UPMC HealthTrak is based in the physician office and connects the patient, physician, and electronic medical record (EMR). Its functionalities include secure,(More)
In addition, preoperative UCs were associated with higher rates of SSI, diarrhea, and CDI, whereas bacteriuria, although associated with health care provider– diagnosed postoperative UTI, was not associated with SSI. Because these associations are derived from small samples in an observational study, they should be interpreted cautiously , recognizing the(More)
An important focus for meaningful use criteria is to engage patients in their care by allowing them online access to their health information, including test results. There has been little evaluation of such initiatives. Using a mixed methods analysis of electronic health record data, surveys, and qualitative interviews, we examined the impact of allowing(More)
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