EpidemiologyMentor Name: Brian Dixon and Abby Church
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
- Majors Preferred:
Health Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- First study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years and will determine if HIE improves patient outcomes in the ER. HIE involves the electronic exchange of clinical and/or administrative health data across the boundaries of health care institutions, health data repositories, and states. Widespread HIE has the potential to improve health care, and HIE has been described as a critical component of recent health reform initiatives, including value-based care and patient centered medical homes. This work will measure actual use of HIE over time and across multiple institutions to generate high-quality evidence of the value and benefit of HIE in the delivery of emergency care.
- Internship Duties:
- 1) Assist with identification of key informants, 2) assist with qualitative interview process, and 3) other duties as assigned.