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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Using social knowledge networking technology to enable meaningful use of electronic health record technology in hospitals and health systems.
In this paper, Rangachari (1) reviewed the theoretical literatures on technology use & implementation, and identified a framework for understanding & overcoming unintended adverse consequences of implementing Electronic Health Records; (2) outlined a broad project proposal to test the applicability of the framework in enabling "meaningful use" of Electronic Health Records in a healthcare context; and (3) identified strategies for successful implementation of Electronic Health Records in hospitals & health systems, based on the literature review and application.
Citation: Rangachari P . Using social knowledge networking technology to enable meaningful use of electronic health record technology in hospitals and health systems. J Hosp Adm 2014 Dec;3(6):66-78. doi: 10.5430/jha.v3n6p66.
Keywords: Healthcare Systems, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Hospitals, Implementation
Werner JJ, Stange KC
Praxis-based research networks: an emerging paradigm for research that is rigorous, relevant, and inclusive.
The authors argue that praxis-based research networks (PBRNs) are dynamically evolving to meet the needs of communities by partnering to generate new knowledge that can benefit community and population health. Furthermore, the praxis-based research network model facilitates adaptive partnering and provides a learning mechanism that enables the formation of new collaborations while remaining true to the core values of PBRNs.
Citation: Werner JJ, Stange KC . Praxis-based research networks: an emerging paradigm for research that is rigorous, relevant, and inclusive. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Nov-Dec;27(6):730-5. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2014.06.140034..
Keywords: Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), Implementation, Community Partnerships
Holzer JK, Ellis L, Merritt MW
Why we need community engagement in medical research.
The aim of this article was to illustrate how community engagement can help to remedy shortfalls of community trust, participant enrollment, and uptake of research findings. After briefly describing these shortfalls, the authors considered 3 case examples that demonstrate the potential of community engagement to address each. They also discussed the ethical importance and implications of demonstrating respect for the community.
Citation: Holzer JK, Ellis L, Merritt MW . Why we need community engagement in medical research. J Investig Med 2014 Aug;62(6):851-5. doi: 10.1097/jim.0000000000000097..
Keywords: Health Services Research (HSR), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Research Methodologies, Implementation
Weng C, Payne PR, Velez M
Towards symbiosis in knowledge representation and natural language processing for structuring clinical practice guidelines.
This vision paper discusses the value and feasibility of supporting symbiosis in text-based knowledge acquisition (KA) and knowledge representation (KR). It concludes that KA for KR should be made explicit, scalable, elastic, iterative, and “just expressive enough” to allow NLP-assisted knowledge engineering and increase the facility by which clinical practice guidelines are translated from research into practice.
Citation: Weng C, Payne PR, Velez M . Towards symbiosis in knowledge representation and natural language processing for structuring clinical practice guidelines. Stud Health Technol Inform 2014;201:461-9..
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Guidelines, Implementation, Health Information Technology (HIT)