Quantitative and qualitative studies that involve answering a series of written or oral questions regarding a particular applied clinical informatics research topic

A survey of informatics platforms that enable distributed comparative effectiveness research using multi-institutional heterogenous clinical data

The goal of this manuscript is to help investigators understand why informatics platforms are required and to compare and contrast six, large-scale, recently funded, CER-focused informatics platform development efforts. We identified six generic steps that are necessary in any distributed, multi-institutional CER project: data identification, extraction, modeling, aggregation, analysis, and dissemination.

Development and evaluation of a comprehensive clinical decision support taxonomy: comparison of front-end tools in commercial and internally-developed electronic health record systems

BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support (CDS) is a valuable tool for improving healthcare quality and lowering costs. However, there is no comprehensive taxonomy of types of CDS and there has been limited research on the availability of various CDS tools across current electronic health record (EHR) systems. OBJECTIVE: To develop and […]

Comparison of clinical knowledge management capabilities of commercially-available and leading internally-developed electronic health records

BACKGROUND: We have carried out an extensive qualitative research program focused on the barriers and facilitators to successful adoption and use of various features of advanced, state-of-the-art electronic health records (EHRs) within large, academic, teaching facilities with long-standing EHR research and development programs. We have recently begun investigating smaller, community […]