Theresa Cullen

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OBJECTIVES There are limited data regarding implementing electronic health records (EHR) in underserved settings. We evaluated the implementation of an EHR within the Indian Health Service (IHS), a federally funded health system for Native Americans. DESIGN We surveyed 223 primary care clinicians practicing at 26 IHS health centers that implemented an EHR(More)
The American Indian/Alaska Native population experiences a disproportionate burden of disease across a spectrum of conditions. While the recent National Healthcare Disparities Report highlighted differences in quality of care among racial and ethnic groups, there was only very limited information available for American Indians. The Indian Health Service(More)
OBJECTIVE Increasing use of electronic health records (EHRs) provides new opportunities for public health surveillance. During the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus pandemic, we developed a new EHR-based influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance system designed to be resource sparing, rapidly scalable, and flexible. 4 weeks after the first pandemic case, ILI(More)
As part of ongoing data quality efforts authors monitored health information retrieved through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health operation. Health data exchanged through the eHealth Exchange (managed by Healtheway, Inc.) between VA and external care providers was evaluated in order to(More)
Suggested citation for this article: Rios L, Cullen T. A disaster medical assistance team operates a hurricane evacuation shelter with U.S. Public Health Service support. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2006 Apr [date cited]. Available Several types of federal health response teams operate in times of national disaster. Among these are disaster medical(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate Web-based instructional modules that simulated medical diagnosis. The modules were designed by a medical sciences professor for use by second-year medical students in his pathology course. Medical students were subsequently surveyed during their third-year clinical rotations when they were working in real settings.(More)
(ABSTRACT) Equity theory has long been used to predict individuals' responses to equity and inequity. Tests of these predictions have been inconsistent, particularly for inequitable conditions of low inputs and high outcomes, or overreward. Based on empirical evidence pointing to the powerful effects of moods on cognitive tasks, this study incorporates mood(More)
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