AHRQ Seeks Grant Applications for Health Information Technology Research

Issue 563
AHRQ News Now is a weekly newsletter that highlights agency research and program activities.
April 18, 2017

AHRQ Stats: Substance Abuse-Related Disorders Among Hospitalized HIV Patients

Substance abuse-related disorders among hospitalized HIV patients decreased by 27 percent from 2006 to 2013. (Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #206: HIV Hospital Stays in the United States, 2006–2013.)

Today's Headlines:

AHRQ Seeks Grant Applications for Health Information Technology Research

New AHRQ funding opportunity announcements invite applicants to propose projects for implementing and evaluating health information technologies:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Highlights From AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network

AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet) highlights journal articles, books and tools related to patient safety. Articles featured this week include:

Review additional new publications in PSNet’s current issue or access recent cases and commentaries in AHRQ’s WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web).

New Report Tells the Story of the Electronic Data Methods Forum

A new report from AcademyHealth explains how the AHRQ-funded Electronic Data Methods Forum brought together clinical and bioinformatics innovators, helped these experts set research priorities and enabled them to disseminate findings to diverse audiences. The forum, established in 2010 to connect 11 AHRQ grantees working to improve health care through the use of electronic health data, now includes more than 4,000 participants who use clinical data to examine and solve health care challenges. Since its inception, the forum has led national dialogues on issues such as health data governance, data sharing, methods and analytics, and dissemination of findings.

Health Datapalooza Highlights Innovation in Health Information Technology

Planning to attend the 2017 Health Datapalooza on April 27-28 in Washington? Sponsored by AcademyHealth, the annual event is the "gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice." AHRQ presenters will discuss the Registry of Patient Registries and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network, projects that illustrate how AHRQ funding and research can help identify how health information technology can be used to improve quality. Access more information.

Register for May 10 Webinar on TeamSTEPPS® in the Perioperative Setting

Register now for an AHRQ webinar on May 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET that will highlight efforts by Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center to implement the TeamSTEPPS patient safety training program to its perioperative division of more than 600 staff members. The webinar, "Presenting TeamSTEPPS in the Perioperative Setting," will describe strategies for implementing large interdisciplinary training sessions, offer guidance on customizing learning materials to increase staff engagement and demonstrate how TeamSTEPPS training may be customized to meet facility-specific needs.

AHRQ in the Professional Literature

Oncology nursing perceptions of patient electronic portal use: a qualitative analysis. Gerber DE, Shaalan Beg M, Duncan T, et al. Oncol Nurs Forum 2017 Mar 1;44(2):165-70. Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Performance of a random glucose case-finding strategy to detect undiagnosed diabetes. Bowen ME, Xuan L, Lingvay I, et al. Am J Prev Med 2017 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print.] Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Feasibility of implementing a patient-centered postoperative wound monitoring program using smartphone images: a pilot protocol. Fernandes-Taylor S, Gunter RL, Bennett KM, et al. JMIR Res Protoc 2017 Feb 22;6(2):e26. Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Engaging patients with heart failure into the design of health system interventions: impact on research methods. Newhouse RP, Johantgen M, Thomas SA, et al. Geriatr Nurs 2017 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print.] Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Are informed policies in place to promote safe and usable EHRs? A cross-industry comparison. Savage EL, Fairbanks RJ, Ratwani RM. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2017 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print.] Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Fit for purpose: perspectives on rapid reviews from end-user interviews. Hartling L, Guise JM, Hempel S, et al. Syst Rev 2017 Feb 17;6(1):32.  Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Risk factors for 30-day hospital re-admission with an infectious complication after lower-extremity vascular procedures. Melvin JC, Smith JB, Kruse RL, et al. Surg Infect. (Larchmt). 2017 Apr;18(3):319-26. Epub 2017 Feb 8. Access the abstract on PubMed®.

Long-term outcomes of short-term statin use in healthy adults: a retrospective cohort study. Mansi IA, English J, Zhang S, et al. Drug Saf 2016 Jun;39(6):543-59. Access the abstract on PubMed®.


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