Evaluating health information technology
I have degrees in both biostatistics and informatics, and am keenly interested in combining the skills to perform high-quality evaluation research on the quality, safety, and public health impacts of health IT. I am a deputy director of HITEC (the Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative), the New York State-designated group for evaluation research on state-funded health IT projects. I have particular interest in formative evaluation through usability studies and outcomes evaluation through health services research approaches.
Current evaluation projects
-Usability evaluation of a portal for patient-provider messaging
-Effect of a health IT-supported care transitions intervention on readmission after hospital discharge
-Effect of a transition from an older EHR to a new EHR on quality and productivity in the ambulatory setting
Ancker, Kern, Abramson, Kaushal. The triangle model for evaluating the effect of health information technology on healthcare quality and safety. JAMIA 2011; 18:749-753.