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1 Advanced Directive Software Requirements Specification and Dashboard for UHealthWinter, Mykel2020Advanced care planning (ACP) has been linked to an increase in patient autonomy and the utilization of palliative care, while decreasing costly end of life treatment, hospitalization, family distress and decision-making burden (Carr & Luth, 2017; Detering & Silveira, 2018). One of the crucial compon...
2 Analysis of Central Line Cares in a Hospital SettingTurcotte, Catherine2022Central line-associated infection (CLABSI) accounts for approximately 14% of healthcare associated infections (Wood, 2017). CLABSI is an avoidable, yet very serious condition, and can be responsible for high mortality in patients (Conley, 2016). One of the key practices involved with reducing CLABSI...
3 Analysis of Inpatient Falls to Improve Prevention StrategiesGaichuk, Alla2020Inpatient fall prevention is a patient safety goal for hospitals highlighted in government healthcare agencies' publications and explored by researchers (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2019). The 2020 Hospital National Safety Goals include the most crucial factor for inpatient fa...
4 Assessing Patients' Social Needs While Delivering Emergency Nursing Care: A Pilot Evaluation to Inform the Use of a Screening ToolCheney, Janae2021With recent healthcare policy changes, including the creation of the accountable care organizations, screening for social risks such as food and housing insecurity has become increasingly common in the healthcare system. However, little is known about the social need screening practices in emergency...
5 Assessment of Merit-based Incentive Payment System Improvement ActivitiesZusi, Michael2020Pressure to improve quality of patient care and control costs is desired over the traditional volume driven fee-for-service reimbursement health care models (Squitieri, Bozic, & Pusic, 2017). Laws have been enacted to reward high performance Medicare clinicians and decrease payments to clinicians wh...
6 Development and Evaluation of Requirements for Intermountain's Care Coordination Digital DashboardWolfe, Lana2022One form of technology that may assist in multidisciplinary communication during discharge rounding is the dashboard. Dashboards organize data in one centralized, visual location, in real-time (McKinney, 2012). Critical information can be seen and analyzed, quickly allowing for timely decision-makin...
7 Development of a Tool to Assess and Optimize FlowsheetsThomas, Brandi2020Documentation is a written record produced by a clinician that includes the plan of care, the care provided to the patient throughout their shift, and the outcome of care. Documentation gives the care provider a foundation of information that can be used to determine outcomes as well as the patient'...
8 Documenting Patient Mobility: Design of Electronic Tools for a Team ApproachHollister, Kristina2021More than 35 million patients in the United states are hospitalized each year, with many of these patients concurrently experiencing hospital-acquired impairments related to their physical mobility during their hospitalization (Hoyer et al., 2016). Hoyer et al. (2014) demonstrated that adults admitt...
9 Evaluating Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Public Health ReportingWhite, Mason2020Public health reporting of communicable diseases is critical for the prevention, control, and monitoring of the spread of disease within a population. Information gathered from clinical systems and shared as public health case reports informs and justifies the actions a public health department may ...
10 Evaluation and Optimization of an Inpatient Daily Cares FlowsheetJensen, Clayton2020Clinical documentation is one of the highest priorities of any clinician. Documentation is only second to the actual care of the patient and could be considered another dimension or extension of patient care (Andrews & St Aubyn, 2015). Ask any clinician about the importance of clinical documentation...
11 Evaluation of an Electronic Signature Consent Expansion ProjectMorrill, Brett2021In July, 1999, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved and recommended the ESIGN Act, enabling electronic signatures to have the same legal status as that of handwritten signatures in America (Tank & Whitaker, 2019). Therefore, this change allows paper consent forms for procedures in a healthcare ...
12 Evaluation of interface requirements between an EHR and mobile application for verbal dictation to document patient encounters in a clinic settingLister, Daniel2022Intermountain Healthcare is piloting and evaluating an application that uses natural language processing software and artificial intelligence to eliminate the cost of medical scribes and make documentation more efficient. The findings from this pilot study will be used to determine if a larger study...
13 Evaluation of Patient Safety Data and Patient Experience Surveys to Identify Themes between the Two Sets of DataMonter, Renee2021Patient safety is a top priority for healthcare system leaders, providers, and patients, but data can often fall through the cracks. An increasing number of healthcare systems are adopting patient safety reporting systems, yet leveraging this data to improve safety remains a challenge, particularly...
14 Evaluation Plan for Intermountain's TeleHealth Critical Care and Hospitalist Admission and Transfer Program (Quarterback Program)Anderson, Cynthia A.2020Current communication and information technologies allow one to connect and exchange information with a variety of people and systems instantaneously. While this can enrich lives socially, it also plays an integral role in the delivery of telehealth. The Office of the National Coordinator of Healt...
15 Improving the Quality of Documentation about Patient Safety Attendant CareSmith, Shane2021Patient safety attendants (PSA) provide a critical service to ensure the safety of selected patients during their inpatient stay, but may incur high costs for a health care system. (Greeley et al., 2020, p. 317). One on one care is considered specialized treatment, which can be expensive for the pat...
16 Infant Flowsheet OptimizationPhengphoo, Saifon2021Nursing documentation is crucial in several ways for delivering safe patient care and is used to support multiple components of care delivery. First, it is important for communicating patients' conditions and nursing care plans among healthcare providers, the patient's family, and other parties. Nur...
17 Integration of Acute Huntsman at Home™ into Emergency Care: A Systematic Implementation PlanHo, Nancy2020Home hospital is a home-based care model that delivers hospital-level services seen in an inpatient hospital setting. This care model has been used in several developed countries (i.e. Spain and Australia) with prior studies indicating that it may reduce cost, maintain quality and safety, and improv...
18 Landscape analysis for a new critical lab reporting strategyAidif, Gennifer2022The landscape analysis of facilitators and barriers to a closed-loop, direct to provider critical lab reporting workflow is a quality improvement project that will benefit the health system studied. This project has the potential to increase regulatory compliance, decrease staffing needs, and improv...
19 Newborn Feeding Barcode Scanning Compliance ReportMitchell, Joseph2022In consideration of the benefits of breastfeeding or human milk feeding (HM) and Bar- Coded Medication Administration (BCMA), along with the challenges inherent in those systems, this project seeks to identify behavior patterns and compliance with HM collections and administration policies. The prim...
20 Nursing Orders on FHIR: Information Modeling of Nursing Orders to Facilitate InteroperabilityYusuf, Saldi2021Nursing orders are used to communicate requests for nursing actions for patient care. A nursing order may contain requests to assess, care, teach, manage, and so forth, and may be simple or complex. While the Clinical Care Classification System (CCC) has a well-defined nursing action hierarchy in it...
21 Patient Reported Outcomes and Impact of COVID-19Seely, James A.2020A significant indicator for quality of healthcare is how a patient personally reports the outcomes from the care received. These reports are Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). Many studies have shown that PROs improve the quality of healthcare. PROs are important, not just because hospitals need Medi...
22 Pre-Implementation Assessment of a Death Reporting-on-FHIR Web ApplicationHerrmann, Jennifer2020In the United States,death information is derived from the death certification process.Each state maintains its own registration system that collects, validates, and archives deaths in their states (Tripp, Duncan, Finch, and Huff, 2015). Death certificates are a permanent legal record of death that ...
23 Preliminary Evaluation of an Alert to Manage Patients at Risk for OversedationMorris, Emma2022In 2021, IMC leadership decided that a clinical decision support (CDS) alert should be created and implemented in acute care units in the hospital to help registered nurses (RNs) identify patients at high risk of respiratory complications from sedation. The CDS alert prompts RNs to implement the Hig...
24 Standardizing the Metadata of the Clinical Documentation Improvement Content for Future AutomationGreenlee, Dannie2022The lack of standardized metadata in the content authoring tool limited the ability to automatically share, deduplicate, aggregate, and view clinical documentation improvement (CDI) content. Additionally, there has been no way to automate the flow of content from one tool to the next; therefore, mov...
25 Assessment of Proposed Death Reporting-on-FHIR AppHerrmann, Jennifer2019POSTER
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