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Projects Funded by State (continued)

AHRQ Health Information Technology Programs-Update 2005-06

Minnesota (Total funding: $3.23M)

A Community-Shared Clinical Abstract To Improve Care
Description: Plans the use of IT to enhance communication at care transitions and develops an implementation plan for a community- and patient-shared EMR abstract that will be available at the point of care.
Estimated total funding: $181,202
Principal Investigator: Barry Bershow
Applicant Institution: Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN
Grant No.: P20 HS14951
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

2005

A Community-Shared Clinical Abstract To Improve Care
Description: Establishes an EMR system to enhance communication among area health care organizations and promote safe, high-quality care for patients with chronic illnesses. Initially, the project will focus on patients with congestive heart failure.
Estimated total funding: $1,482,674
Principal Investigator: Donald Connelly
Applicant Institution: Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN
Grant No.: UC1 HS016155
Estimated dates: 9/30/2005-9/29/2008

HIT Strategic Plan of SW Minnesota Health Providers
Description: Develops a regional health IT strategic plan between 28 health care providers including a comprehensive needs assessment of all of the participating organizations, prioritization of needs, identification of health IT solutions to prioritized needs, and development of appropriate implementation plans.
Estimated total funding: $196,274
Principal Investigator: Charles Ness
Applicant Institution: Granite Falls Municipal Hospital, Granite Falls, MN
Grant No.: P20 HS14912
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

HIT Based Regional Medication Management Pharmacy System
Description: Implements an interactive video-conferencing system at rural hospitals to provide continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as well as a model for bedside verification of medication administration and medication bar coding; also evaluates structure, process, and outcomes related to improvement of patient safety and more effective patient medication management.
Estimated total funding: $1,374,616
Principal Investigator: Mark Schmidt
Applicant Institution: Clouquet Community Memorial, Clouquet, MN
Grant No.: UC1 HS14965
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2007

2005

Long-term Care e-Prescribing Standards Pilot Study
Description: Evaluates how the e-prescribing standards work in certain long-term care settings; also assesses the impact of e-prescribing on the workflow among prescribers, nurses, the pharmacies, and payers.
Estimated total funding: $1,149,161
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Bordelon
Applicant Institution: Achieve Healthcare Information Technology, LP, Eden Prairie, MN
Grant No.: U18 HS016378
Estimated dates: 1/01/2006-12/31/2006

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Mississippi (Total funding: $2.92M)

Creating Online NICU Networks To Educate, Consult & Team
Description: Develops, implements, and evaluates a cooperative effort using health IT to facilitate a continuum of appropriate medical and developmental care from the time infants are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units through the transition process to community-based health care services for infants most at-risk for long-term neurodevelopmental problems.
Estimated total funding: $200,000
Principal Investigator: Jane Siders
Applicant Institution: The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Grant No.: P20 HS14996
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

2005

Creating Online NICU Networks To Educate, Consult & Team
Description: Expands upon an EMR-sharing initiative for high-risk infants and their families in Mississippi, links new health centers and clinics and serving a rural area that spans 17 counties; uses telemedicine technologies to enhance evidence-based developmental care for newborns in acute care hospitals; and creates Web-based decision support resources for physicians who care for infants.
Estimated total funding: $1,499,995
Principal Investigator: Valerie Rachal
Applicant Institution: The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Grant No.: UC1 HS016147
Estimated dates: 9/30/2005-9/29/2008

Detecting Med Errors in Rural Hospitals Using Technology
Description: Implements and evaluates a voluntary system for reporting medical errors and adverse drug events in eight small rural hospitals; identifies barriers to technology, describes the epidemiology and root causes of the errors, formulates quality-improvement interventions, and disseminates the results of the project.
Estimated total funding: $1,222,089
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown
Applicant Institution: University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
Grant No.: UC1 HS15400
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-8/31/2007

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Missouri (Total funding: $1.5M)

Project InfoCare
Description: Creates a community-wide EMR with integrated clinical decision support that is available across the continuum of care including a rural hospital, a home health agency, 14 physician clinics, and 5 long-term care facilities.
Estimated total funding: $1.5M
Principal Investigator: Peggy Esch
Applicant Institution: Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, MO
Grant No.: UC1 HS15110
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2007

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Montana (Total funding: $1.82M)

Planning the Implementation of HIT in a Rural Setting
Description: Plans the development and implementation of a health IT infrastructure throughout three rural counties including high-speed Internet access, CPOE, CDSS, EHR, and continuity of care record templates.
Estimated total funding: $186,200
Principal Investigator: William Reiter
Applicant Institution: Community Hospital of Anaconda, Inc., Anaconda, MT
Grant No.: P20 HS14903
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

Decreasing ADEs in Montana Frontier Critical Access Hospitals through HIT
Description: Assesses opportunities to decrease adverse drug events and medication errors in frontier Montana Critical Access Hospitals; identifies appropriate, cost-effective health IT solutions to challenges in medication use.
Estimated total funding: $174,886
Principal Investigator: Kipman Smith
Applicant Institution: Townsend Health Systems, Inc., Townsend, MT
Grant No.: P20 HS14995
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

Home HF Care Comparing Patient-Driven Technology Models
Description: Assesses the impact of health IT on clinical and financial outcomes for patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure (HF) living in a rural area, including telemonitoring of vital signs and symptoms, evaluation of Technology Supported Case Management, and Technology Support Self Management.
Estimated total funding: $1,454,568
Principal Investigator: Lee Goldberg
Applicant Institution: St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, Billings, MT
Grant No.: R01 HS15459
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2007

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Nebraska (Total funding: $1.89M)

HIT Plan for Region V Behavioral Health Care Providers
Description: Plans, develops, and implements a methodology for behavioral health care providers to standardize core shared data elements; designs an integrated management information system for the sharing of health care data and information among rural and urban health care providers; connects rural providers to urban providers; and develops messaging capabilities between primary care and behavioral health care providers.
Estimated total funding: $200,000
Principal Investigator: Wende Baker
Applicant Institution: Heartland Health Alliance, Holbrook, NE
Grant No.: P20 HS15039
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

Regional Health Records for Frontier Communities
Description: Plans for the implementation of a regional health record system within established networks of rural hospitals, clinics, public health providers, behavioral health providers, and others across a 14,000-square-mile remote area.
Estimated total funding: $198,772
Principal Investigator: Nancy Shank
Applicant Institution: Chadron Community Hospital, Lincoln, NE
Grant No.: P20 HS15365
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

2005

Health Information Exchange: A Frontier Model
Description: Implements a regional health information exchange among an established collaborative of hospitals, clinics, and providers across Nebraska's remote 14,000-square-mile western panhandle; also helps participating providers acquire the equipment and other resources necessary to share laboratory and pharmaceutical data, as well as electronic medical records. The long-term goal is to create a model applicable to small hospitals nationwide and to deliver quality care.
Estimated total funding: $1,498,623
Principal Investigator: Nancy Shank
Applicant Institution: Chadron Community Hospital, Lincoln, NE
Grant No.: UC1 HS016143
Estimated dates: 9/30/2005-9/29/2008

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New Hampshire (Total funding: $197,649)

Electronic Communications Across Provider Settings
Description: Integrates an office-based EMR within an acute care hospital, rural community health centers, a community mental health center, a family medicine residency, private physician practices, and a home nursing service to improve use of the EMR as a clinical tool, integrate clinical data, and increase access to the data.
Estimated total funding: $197,649
Principal Investigator: Deane Morrison
Applicant Institution: Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
Grant No.: P20 HS15414
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

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New Mexico (Total funding: $2.45M)

Project ECHO - Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes
Description: Connects urban medical center disease experts with rural general practitioners and community health representatives over a telehealth network to effectively treat patients with chronic, common and complex diseases who do not have direct access to specialty health care providers.
Estimated total funding: $1,455,258
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Arora
Applicant Institution: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Grant No.: UC1 HS15135
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-8/31/2007

New Mexico Health Information Collaborative
Description: Develops a community-wide HIE collaborative in a rural area that will give patients and providers access to comprehensive clinical data on the Internet; develops disease-management prototypes on diabetes, pediatric asthma, depression, and low back pain and evaluates the development, implementation, and outcomes of the collaborative.
Estimated total funding: $992,377
Principal Investigator: Maggie Gunter
Applicant Institution: Lovelace Clinic Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
Grant No.: UC1 HS15447
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2007

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New York (Total funding: $4.8M)

2005

Western New York Health IT Community Tracking
Description: Identifies and supports the planning of regional data sharing and interoperability activities in the western New York area.
Estimated total funding: $297,460
Project Director: Michael Moskal
Contracting Institution: CUBRC Incorporated, Buffalo, NY
Contract No.: 290-05-0017
Estimated dates: 9/30/2005-9/29/2006

Planning Implementation of an EMR in a Rural Area
Description: Researches the implementation of an EMR in the medical community and the use of electronic ordering; identifies a system that will allow for the seamless exchange of clinical information throughout the medical community.
Estimated total funding: $96,100
Principal Investigator: Jay Federaman
Applicant Institution: Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, NY
Grant No.: P20 HS15163
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2005

Creating an Evidence Base for Vision Rehabilitation
Description: Implements the newly developed Electronic Vision Rehabilitation Record and its tools to evaluate the effectiveness of current best practices and help refine practice as the evidence indicates.
Estimated total funding: $1,442,113
Principal Investigator: Betty Bird
Applicant Institution: Lighthouse International, New York, NY
Grant No.: UC1 HS15052
Estimated dates: 9/01/2004-8/31/2007

Taconic Health Information Network and Community
Description: Adds a health care portal to the existing community-wide electronic data exchange which will allow for use of the current electronic messaging system along with migration to a full EMR; evaluates physician office efficiency improvement and cost reduction, payer return on investment, and safety and quality improvement.
Estimated total funding: $1.5M
Principal Investigator: John Blair III
Applicant Institution: Taconic IPA, Fishkill, NY
Grant No.: UC1 HS15316
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2007

Valuation of Primary Care-Integrated Telehealth
Description: Assesses the impact of a telehealth program on primary care utilization and cost for remote assessment and treatment of ill children in childcare and school sites.
Estimated total funding: $1,464,778
Principal Investigator: Kenneth McConnochie
Applicant Institution: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Grant No.: R01 HS15165
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-9/29/2007

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North Carolina (Total funding: $3.0M)

Automated Adverse Drug Events Detection and Intervention
Description: Establishes an automated surveillance system for detecting, reporting, and intervening as well as measuring the incidence and nature of adverse drug events suffered by patients.
Estimated total funding: $1,455,091
Principal Investigator: Peter Kilbridge
Applicant Institution: Duke University, Durham, NC
Grant No.: UC1 HS14882
Estimated dates: 9/01/2004-8/31/2007

Showing Health Information Value in a Community Network
Description: Assesses the costs and benefits of health IT in an established community-wide network of academic, private and public health care facilities created to share clinical information for the purpose of population-based care management of Medicaid beneficiaries.
Estimated total funding: $1,487,072
Principal Investigator: David Lobach
Applicant Institution: Duke University, Durham, NC
Grant No.: R01 HS15057
Estimated dates: 9/30/2004-8/31/2007

Current as of February 2006
Internet Citation: Projects Funded by State (continued): AHRQ Health Information Technology Programs-Update 2005-06. February 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/it/hitfact/hitfact4.html