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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01313169
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Timothy S. Loo, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
EMR Reminders to Improve Rates of Recommended Care Other: EMR Reminder Other: EMR Reminder + Panel management Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Electronic Medical Record Reminders and Panel Management to Improve Primary Care of Elderly Patients
Study Start Date : May 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
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



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. a designated health care proxy [ Time Frame: 12 months after intervention made available ]
    A designated health care proxy was defined as a verified proxy documented in the EMR's health care proxy field

  2. initial bone density scan [ Time Frame: 12 months after intervention made available ]
    The initial bone density scan measure was defined as having either bone density scan ordered or a bone density scan completed

  3. administration of annual influenza vaccine [ Time Frame: 12 months after intervention started ]
    Administration of influenza vaccine was defined as vaccine documented as given at any location

  4. administration of pneumococcal vaccine [ Time Frame: 12 months after the start of the intervention ]
    Administration of pneumococcal vaccine was defined as vaccine documented as given at any location.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Timothy S. Loo, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01313169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009P000108
First Posted: March 11, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

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