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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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Simon KC, Yucus C, Castle J
Building of EMR tools to support quality and research in a memory disorders clinic.
This article describes the development of a customized EMR toolkit that standardizes patient data collection with hundreds of discrete fields, supports Best Practices for treating patients with memory disorders, and also supports practice-based research. The toolkit was successfully implemented to support Best Practices in the care of patients with memory disorders. Applications are also discussed. Data collection is ongoing, but the authors anticipate that the toolkit will generate data that allows for descriptive and hypothesis-driven research as well as quality improvement among patients seen in memory clinics.
Citation: Simon KC, Yucus C, Castle J . Building of EMR tools to support quality and research in a memory disorders clinic. Front Neurol 2019 Mar 7;10:161. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00161..
Keywords: Dementia, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Neurological Disorders, Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, Tools & Toolkits
Gaugler JE, Zmora R, Mitchell LL
Six-month effectiveness of remote activity monitoring for persons living with dementia and their family caregivers: an experimental mixed methods study.
This paper describes a pilot study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of remote activity monitoring (RAM) for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia (ADRD) and their family caregivers. An experimental mixed methods study of 132 persons living with ADRD was conducted for six months. There were mixed results as the early months spent calibrating and modifying the RAM system was challenging for families. For families who care for ADRD patients with less severe cognitive impairment and difficulty navigating around the most there was a statistically significant increase in competence and self-sufficiency. However, it may not be as effective for patients with more severe cognitive impairment.
Citation: Gaugler JE, Zmora R, Mitchell LL . Six-month effectiveness of remote activity monitoring for persons living with dementia and their family caregivers: an experimental mixed methods study. Gerontologist 2019 Jan 9;59(1):78-89. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny078..
Keywords: Caregiving, Dementia, Elderly, Health Information Technology (HIT), Neurological Disorders, Quality of Care, Quality Improvement