Navigation Links
Nemours receives Dept. of Defense award to study physicians' maintenance of optimal clinical program
Date:11/12/2013

Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2013) The Department of Defense has awarded Nemours a $3.9 million grant to evaluate how physicians use best practice guidelines and to consider strategies to maintain clinical skills and consistency of care. The study, which will examine care provided throughout Nemours' pediatric health system, could help the military reintegrate physicians after deployment and better understand how their time away from routine practice affects their clinical knowledge and skill.

The trial will first use observational tracking followed by randomized trials of interventions over a three-year period. Using Nemours' comprehensive electronic medical records, researchers will assess how the frequency with which doctors treat a particular condition influences their care decisions, in comparison to best practice guidelines. This work will be done in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, which has significant experience in measuring and mitigating the decline of skills among aircraft pilots.

"While the art of medicine must allow for certain flexibility and professional judgment, helping physicians maintain consistency with best practice guidelines through decision support or other interventions should improve the quality of care," said Tim Wysocki, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science with Nemours. "We are extremely fortunate that the Department of Defense is giving us this opportunity to look at how physicians can maintain peak performance whether in the military or domestic practice."

Past studies have shown that physicians who return to domestic practice after long deployments overseas may exhibit a mild loss of some sophisticated clinical skills. The Department of Defense hopes to learn whether less exposure to certain medical conditions contributes to this finding and to test ways of reducing the effect.

Nemours' has developed a robust electronic medical record system which will be used for this effort. In use for more than 15 years, with data on more than 400 physicians at facilities in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the system has been progressively refined for each clinical division throughout Nemours and can target specific quality of care measures for common conditions.

Researchers will analyze these electronic medical records for patterns in physicians' types of cases and their variability in practice for certain targeted medical conditions. Ultimately, the study will test interventions to help minimize such variation, such as including feedback alerts in the electronic medical records to provide decision support for physicians.

"We need to learn how doctors forget," said Thomas Talbot, MD, TATRC Medical Simulation Leader. "By working with Nemours, we will learn about factors that allow us to tune retraining and ongoing medical education to each doctor and their unique patient population."


'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Wallner
erin.wallner@nemours.org
904-697-4268
Nemours
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Nemours Pediatric ENT Performs Minimally Invasive Procedure on South Florida Boy at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL
2. Loyola Cancer Center receives Outstanding Achievement Award
3. MU receives national award for using mind-body approach to improve health
4. Neuropsychologist receives University of Houstons highest faculty honor
5. Boston researcher, surgical oncologist receives national award
6. LA BioMed receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant
7. Lawson researcher receives 1 of first-ever Pfizer Psychiatry Research Awards
8. Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michaels, receives lifetime award
9. UC San Diego Superfund Research Program receives $15 million grant renewal
10. Markey receives $6.25 million to study deadly blood and bone marrow disease
11. Feola, at University of Kentucky, receives NIH grant to study cystic fibrosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles based ... the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written by ... as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I enjoy ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading ... their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society ... ., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite ... program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... BALTIMORE (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... average of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, ... higher. , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of ... institutions to change the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical ... innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the ... ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio ... Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined ... Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), ... which included the unveiling of new signage at its ... well as at a few other company-owned facilities across ... to patients, some of whom will begin to see ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: