Electronic Medical Record Reminders and Panel Management to Improve Primary Care of Elderly Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Information provided by:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01313169
First received: March 10, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The investigators conducted a controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of electronic medical record (EMR) reminders, with or without a panel manager, on completion of health care proxy, osteoporosis screening, and influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations for patients age 65 or older. The investigators hypothesized that EMR reminders would improve adherence to practice guidelines and that benefits would be enhanced with the support of a panel manager.


Condition Intervention
Utilizing EMR Reminders to Improve Rates That Primary Care Doctors Provide Recommended Care.
Other: EMR Reminder
Other: EMR Reminder + Panel management

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Electronic Medical Record Reminders and Panel Management to Improve Primary Care of Elderly Patients

Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • a designated health care proxy [ Time Frame: 12 months after intervention made available ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A designated health care proxy was defined as a verified proxy documented in the EMR's health care proxy field

  • initial bone density scan [ Time Frame: 12 months after intervention made available ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The initial bone density scan measure was defined as having either bone density scan ordered or a bone density scan completed

  • administration of annual influenza vaccine [ Time Frame: 12 months after intervention started ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Administration of influenza vaccine was defined as vaccine documented as given at any location

  • administration of pneumococcal vaccine [ Time Frame: 12 months after the start of the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Administration of pneumococcal vaccine was defined as vaccine documented as given at any location.


Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EMR reminder
EMR reminder
Other: EMR Reminder
EMR reminders displayed
Experimental: EMR reminder + Panel management
EMR reminder + Panel manager
Other: EMR Reminder + Panel management
EMR Reminder + Panel management
No Intervention: Control
Control

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All practicing faculty primary care physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center General Medicine & primary care ambulatory clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy S Loo, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Timothy S. Loo, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01313169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-P-000108/2;BIDMC
Study First Received: March 10, 2011
Last Updated: March 10, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
Electronic medical record reminders, Panel management

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