Harnessing Health Information Technology to Assist Individuals and Teams: Practical Insights from the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, PBRN issue, April-June 2014

April 29, 2014 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM EDT
Christopher Masi, MD, PhD, NorthShore University Health System; Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, SFBay CRN; Sonja Likumahuwa, MID, MPH and Christine Nelson, PhD, RN, OCHIN PBRN; John Wasson, MD, Dartmouth Medical School and JACM

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosted a webinar Tuesday, April 29 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET featuring three innovative strategies for harnessing health information technologies (health IT) to help patients and primary care teams improve care processes and outcomes.  These strategies were also featured in the April-June 2014 Journal of Ambulatory Care Management’s Special Issue on Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks. 

The presenters provided insights on how health IT can support the information needs of primary care teams and their patients. The presenters also highlighted the problem-solving perspectives of practice-based research networks on how to utilize health information technology to facilitate access to care, encourage patient engagement, and improve health care quality.


Rebecca Roper, MS, MPH, Director, Practice-Based Research Network Initiative, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Please Note: CME credits were approved for those who attended the live event of this webinar only. If you have any questions about obtaining CME credit for this webinar, please contact the PBRN Resource Center at PBRN@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Event Materials:

Critical Reference Material:

    1. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management: April/June 2014 - Volume 37 - Issue 2, which includes the following articles featuring the webinar presenters' work:
      1. Roper R. Special issue on primary care practice-based research networks: insights on innovative strategies for harnessing health information technology to help individuals, teams. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):96-9.
      2. Lipman PD, Lange CJ, Cohen RA, Peterson KA. A mixed-methods study of research dissemination across practice-based research networks. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):179-88.
      3. Ratanawongsa N, Handley MA, Sarkar U, Quan J, Pfeifer K, Soria C, Schillinger D. Diabetes health information technology innovation to improve quality of life for health plan members in urban safety net. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):127-37.
      4. Devoe J, Angier H, Likumahuwa S, Hall J, Nelson C, Dickerson K, Keller S, Burdick T, Cohen D. Use of qualitative methods and user-centered design to develop customized health information technology tools within federally qualified health centers to keep children insured. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):148-54.
    2. Click here to access: DeGaspari John. “The 2013 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First Place Winner: NorthShore University HealthSystem.” Healthcare Informatics. 28 January 2014. Web 13 March 2014.
    3. Click here to access: Ratanawongsa N, Handley MA, Quan J, Sarkar U, Pfeifer K, Soria C, Schillinger D. Quasi-experimental trial of diabetes Self-Management Automated and Real-Time Telephonic Support (SMARTSteps) in a Medicaid managed care plan: study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jan 26;12:22.
    4. Click here to access: Devoe JE, Sears A. The OCHIN community information network: bringing together community health centers, information technology, and data to support a patient-centered medical village. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 May-Jun;26(3):271-8.

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