William R. Buckingham

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BACKGROUND Electronic health records (EHRs) hold the promise of improving clinical quality and population health while reducing health care costs. However, it is not clear how these goals can be achieved in practice. METHODS Clinician-led teams developed EHR data extracts to support chronic disease use cases. EHRs were linked with community-level data to(More)
BACKGROUND Geocoding electronic health records (EHRs) provides novel insights for clinicians, but it is important to understand and address key issues, including privacy and protection of patient records, in order to realize potential benefits. METHODS This paper discusses the issues surrounding geocoding and illustrates potential benefits through 3 case(More)
Geographically distributed environmental factors influence the burden of diseases such as asthma. Our objective was to identify sparse environmental variables associated with asthma diagnosis gathered from a large electronic health record (EHR) dataset while controlling for spatial variation. An EHR dataset from the University of Wisconsin's Family(More)
OBJECTIVES In Dane County, Wisconsin, the black-white infant mortality gap started decreasing from 2000 and was eliminated from 2004 to 2007. Unfortunately, it has reappeared since 2008. This paper examines risk factors and levels of prenatal care to identify key contributors to the dramatic decline and recent increase in black infant mortality and(More)
PURPOSE The nongenetic contributors to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remain to be identified. A previous study in eastern Wisconsin (prevalence 13.5%) suggested that male gender, white race, lower block group median household income and population density, and greater distance to the nearest park were factors predictive of ADHD diagnosis.(More)
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