Concurrent Electronic Order Entry Variation Reporting Impact on Ordering Behavior

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by:
Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 21, 2009
Last updated: May 22, 2009
Last verified: May 2009
Display of information regarding utilization and quality to primary care physicians as they use our computer based system to order radiologic imaging (CT, MR, etc) will reduce unnecessary imaging.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Concurrent Electronic Order Entry Variation Reporting Impact on Ordering

Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health status adjusted utilization of imaging by each PCP in the intervention group, compared to themselves before intervention, and as a group to the control group [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
PCPs at MGH who receive display of utilization and quality during computer order entry


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PCPs at MGH with patient panel > 99 loyal patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PCPs at MGH with patient panel < 99 loyal patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00907816

United States, Massachusetts
Mass General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey B. Weilburg, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Jeffrey B. Weilburg MD; Associate Medical Director, Mass General Physicians Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Identifier: NCT00907816     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHRC Study 2009P-000611 
Study First Received: May 21, 2009
Last Updated: May 22, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
this study does not look at patient conditions processed this record on February 04, 2016