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Below is a selection of our current and past projects around advancing health information technology.

Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision-Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization

Project dates: April 1, 2017–March 31, 2019
Overuse of blood cultures may result in unnecessary laboratory tests, unnecessary antibiotic use, prolonged hospitalization and increased health care costs. This project will develop an electronic health record-embedded clinician decision support tool to help clinicians determine whether a blood culture is appropriate. Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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Care Transitions and Teamwork in Pediatric Trauma: Implications for HIT Design

Project dates: July 1, 2015–April 30, 2020
Trauma is the leading cause of death and permanent paralysis among the pediatric population. This project seeks to develop an understanding of the cognitive work of clinician teams and family members involved in pediatric trauma care transitions in order to design usable health information technologies. Funded by AHRQ.
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