Findings from the Evidence-Based Practice Centers for Health IT (D)
National Web-Based Teleconference:
Findings from the Evidence-Based Practice Centers for Health IT
This free 90-minute teleconference will provide an overview of three Health IT Portfolio-funded evidence-based reports developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC). The EPC reports are based on rigorous, comprehensive syntheses and analyses of the scientific literature.
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In this educational session, the National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (IT) features three internationally-renowned experts who will present results and findings from three EPC reports which highlight the state of the evidence on medication management using health IT, decision support tools, and consumer health informatics applications and their respective effect on the quality of care. Details about these reports are available at the following Weblinks:
Date: July 20th, 2011
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., E.S.T.
Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Resource Center for Health IT
Dr. Lobach will present findings from the Duke EPC’s systematic examination of the literature pertaining to clinical decision support systems (CDSS) and knowledge management systems (KMS). As a form of health IT, CDSS/KMS can serve as information tools to augment clinician decision-making with best practice guidelines and evidence directly at the point of care. Dr. Lobach will present the literature showing that there is now strong evidence demonstrating that CDSSs/KMSs are effective in improving health care process measures across diverse settings using both commercially and locally developed systems.
He will be followed by Dr. McKibbon who will present the effects of health IT on the five-phase medication management process of prescribing: order transmission, dispensing, administration and monitoring. Focusing on existing systems, Dr. McKibbon will provide evidence regarding the effect of health IT on medication management; user groups and locations; system characteristics associated with purchase, implementation, and use; and areas of research strengths and gaps in evidence. This project is unique in that it aimed to unify the evidence about all aspects of health IT on medication management in one place.
Lastly, Dr. Gibbons will review the evidence on the impact of consumer health informatics (CHI) applications on health outcomes. Dr. Gibbons will outline the results from his EPC which found preliminary evidence that certain CHI tools may have a positive effect on select clinical outcomes. In addition, Dr. Gibbons will discuss research gaps and potential opportunities for CHI tools and applications to effectively engage consumers, enhance clinical interventions, improve patient-centeredness, patient satisfaction, and clinical health outcomes.
The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
July 20, 2011 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Wisconsin Medical Society
is awarded 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.