Wouter T. Gude

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OBJECTIVE The rising incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) induces severe challenges for the health care system. Our research group developed a web-based system named PANDIT that provides T2DM patients with insulin dosing advice using state of the art clinical decision support technology. The PANDIT interface resembles a glucose diary and provides(More)
We developed a web-based system supporting patients in insulin self-titration and their caregivers in monitoring patients' self-management activities. Since usability flaws could cause user attrition and compromise patient safety, we evaluated the system's usability prior to its implementation in practice. Two pairs of researchers conducted cognitive(More)
The treatment of type 2 diabetes patients with insulin requires active dose titration to obtain optimal glycemic control. We developed a web-based decision support system to guide patients in performing the titration task autonomously, at their homes. The system is based on a clinically validated algorithm. The aim of this study was to test the safety of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors that influence the intentions of health professionals to improve their practice when confronted with clinical performance feedback, which is an essential first step in the audit and feedback mechanism. METHODS We conducted a theory-driven laboratory experiment with 41 individual professionals, and a field study in 18 centres(More)
Audit and feedback (A&F) is widely used to aid healthcare professionals in improving clinical performance, but there is little understanding of the underlying mechanism that determines its effectiveness. The aim of this paper is to investigate the process by which healthcare professionals select indicators as improvement targets based on A&F. We(More)
Health informatics interventions such as clinical decision support (CDS) and audit and feedback (A&F) are variably effective at improving care because the underlying mechanisms through which these interventions bring about change are poorly understood. This limits our possibilities to design better interventions. Process evaluations can be used to(More)
Despite their widespread use, audit and feedback (A&F) interventions show variable effectiveness on improving professional performance. Based on known facilitators of successful A&F interventions, we developed a web-based A&F intervention with indicator-based performance feedback, benchmark information, action planning and outreach visits. The goal of the(More)
BACKGROUND Computer-assisted decision support is an emerging modality to assist patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in insulin self-titration (ie, self-adjusting insulin dose according to daily blood glucose levels). Computer-assisted insulin self-titration systems mainly focus on helping patients overcome barriers related to the cognitive(More)
Audit and feedback (A&F) is a common strategy to improve quality of care. Meta-analyses have indicated that A&F may be more effective in realizing desired change when baseline performance is low, it is delivered by a supervisor or colleague, it is provided frequently and in a timely manner, it is delivered in both verbal and written formats, and it(More)
OBJECTIVES To set the scientific context and then suggest principles for an evidence-based approach to secondary uses of clinical data, covering both evaluation of the secondary uses of data and evaluation of health systems and services based upon secondary uses of data. METHOD Working Group review of selected literature and policy approaches. RESULTS(More)