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Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00225563
First received: September 22, 2005
Last updated: June 12, 2007
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

The Taconic IPA, a 2,500 physician independent practice association (IPA) located in Fishkill, New York (NY), is involved in an information technology project to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare in the region. Over the past three years, the organization has worked with area hospitals and laboratories to create a community wide electronic data exchange. Currently, the Taconic IPA is in the midst of implementing a full electronic health record in some practices and e-prescribing in other practices. The purpose is to study the impact of an electronic health record on safety and quality measures.


Condition Intervention
Medication Errors
Device: Electronic Medical Record

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Transforming Healthcare Quality Through I.T.

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Further study details as provided by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Medication errors
  • Near misses
  • Adverse drug events
  • Quality measures

Estimated Enrollment: 9000
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

We propose to measure differences in patient safety and quality measures among three groups: the control group consisting of physicians with paper-based office practices, a group of physicians using the clinical messaging system and electronic prescribing, and a group of physicians using the EMR and electronic prescribing.

We plan to introduce a vendor based electronic prescribing system by July 2005. This system will be offered to all physicians using clinical messaging and will be integrated with the EMR system. The system will have clinical decision support, such as checks for drug-drug interactions.

Our evaluation will measure differences in rates of medication errors and quality measures amongst these three groups. We will use a study design of a pre-post evaluation with a comparison control group. We will detect medical errors by prescription and chart review. We will determine compliance with quality measures through a combination of electronic data and chart review.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physicians' prescriptions and medical records in office practices enrolled in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other physicians not enrolled in the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00225563

Contacts
Contact: A. John Blair, MD (845)897-6359 jblair@taconicipa.com
Contact: Laura Cosh (845)298-9137 lcosh@taconicipa.com

Locations
United States, New York
Taconic IPA Recruiting
Fishkill, New York, United States, 12524
Principal Investigator: A. John Blair, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: A. John Blair, MD Taconic IPA
Principal Investigator: Rainu Kaushal, MD Partners Health Care
  More Information

No publications provided by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00225563     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7 UC1 HS015316-02
Study First Received: September 22, 2005
Last Updated: June 12, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):
Electronic medical records
Electronic prescribing
Quality measures

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014