James Ralston

Summary

Affiliation: Group Health Cooperative
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of web-based shared medical records among patients with HIV
    James D Ralston
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e114-24. 2013
  2. pmc Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:32. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Patient experience should be part of meaningful-use criteria
    James D Ralston
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, in Seattle, Washington, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:607-13. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Group health cooperative's transformation toward patient-centered access
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:703-24. 2009
  5. pmc Patient use of secure electronic messaging within a shared medical record: a cross-sectional study
    James D Ralston
    Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:349-55. 2009
  6. pmc Web-based collaborative care for type 2 diabetes: a pilot randomized trial
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:234-9. 2009
  7. pmc Patients' experience with a diabetes support programme based on an interactive electronic medical record: qualitative study
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    BMJ 328:1159. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Crossing to safety: transforming healthcare organizations for patient safety
    J D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, University of Washington, Washington, USA
    J Postgrad Med 51:61-7. 2005
  9. pmc Patient web services integrated with a shared medical record: patient use and satisfaction
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:798-806. 2007
  10. pmc Access intervention in an integrated, prepaid group practice: effects on primary care physician productivity
    Douglas Conrad
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Box 357660, Suite H660C, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1888-905. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    James Ralston; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    James Ralston; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    James D Ralston; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of web-based shared medical records among patients with HIV
    James D Ralston
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e114-24. 2013
    ..To compare use of 7 shared electronic medical record (SMR) features by adult HIV patients...
  2. pmc Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project
    Suzanne G Leveille
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:32. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that patients and primary care physicians (PCPs) would want it to continue and that OpenNotes would not lead to significant disruptions to doctors' practices...
  3. doi request reprint Patient experience should be part of meaningful-use criteria
    James D Ralston
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, in Seattle, Washington, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:607-13. 2010
    ..These results highlight the need to measure the patient experience as part of meaningful use and to enact policies supporting online and phone communication by patients and providers...
  4. doi request reprint Group health cooperative's transformation toward patient-centered access
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:703-24. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Patient use of secure electronic messaging within a shared medical record: a cross-sectional study
    James D Ralston
    Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:349-55. 2009
    ..Most patients would like to be able to exchange electronic messages with personal physicians. Few patients and providers are exchanging electronic communications...
  6. pmc Web-based collaborative care for type 2 diabetes: a pilot randomized trial
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:234-9. 2009
    ..To test Web-based care management of glycemic control using a shared electronic medical record with patients who have type 2 diabetes...
  7. pmc Patients' experience with a diabetes support programme based on an interactive electronic medical record: qualitative study
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    BMJ 328:1159. 2004
    ..To describe the experiences of patients with type 2 diabetes in a web based disease management programme based on an interactive electronic medical record...
  8. ncbi request reprint Crossing to safety: transforming healthcare organizations for patient safety
    J D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, University of Washington, Washington, USA
    J Postgrad Med 51:61-7. 2005
    ....
  9. pmc Patient web services integrated with a shared medical record: patient use and satisfaction
    James D Ralston
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:798-806. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Access intervention in an integrated, prepaid group practice: effects on primary care physician productivity
    Douglas Conrad
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Box 357660, Suite H660C, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1888-905. 2008
    ..To estimate the joint effect of a multifaceted access intervention on primary care physician (PCP) productivity in a large, integrated prepaid group practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Using an Internet comanagement module to improve the quality of chronic disease care
    Harold I Goldberg
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:443-51. 2003
    ..At the University of Washington, a diabetes care module was developed, and the feasibility of allowing patients with type 2 diabetes to comanage their disease from home was pilot tested...
  12. pmc Web-based collaborative care for type 1 diabetes: a pilot randomized trial
    Kelly P McCarrier
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 11:211-7. 2009
    ....
  13. pmc Providers' experience with an organizational redesign initiative to promote patient-centered access: a qualitative study
    James T Tufano
    Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7240, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1778-83. 2008
    ..In support of this strategy, Group Health has also engaged in enterprise implementation of an electronic medical record and clinical information system that is integrated with their patient Web site, MyGroupHealth...
  14. pmc Effectiveness of home blood pressure monitoring, Web communication, and pharmacist care on hypertension control: a randomized controlled trial
    Beverly B Green
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Ave, Ste 1600, Seattle, WA 98110, USA
    JAMA 299:2857-67. 2008
    ..Treating hypertension decreases mortality and disability from cardiovascular disease, but most hypertension remains inadequately controlled...
  15. pmc Electronic communications and home blood pressure monitoring (e-BP) study: design, delivery, and evaluation framework
    Beverly B Green
    Group Health Permanente, Seattle, WA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:376-95. 2008
    ..This large gap continues despite the facts that more than 90% of adults with hypertension have health insurance, and hypertension is the leading cause of visits to the doctor. New approaches are needed to improve hypertension care...
  16. pmc Patient ability and willingness to participate in a web-based intervention to improve hypertension control
    Beverly B Green
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 13:e1. 2011
    ..Patient-shared electronic health records provide opportunities for care outside of office visits. However, those who might benefit may be unable to or choose not to use these resources, while others might not need them...
  17. doi request reprint Evaluation of the group health cooperative access initiative: study design challenges in estimating the impact of a large-scale organizational transformation
    David Grembowski
    Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies, Washington, Seattle, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 17:292-303. 2008
    ..The methods may be generalizable to evaluating similar reforms in other integrated delivery systems with representative patient and physician data sources...
  18. doi request reprint Adolescent access to online health services: perils and promise
    Megan A Moreno
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Adolesc Health 44:244-51. 2009
    ..Many health care institutions provide online health services to adult patients and proxy access to parents of young children. Many of the benefits and barriers to providing such services to adolescent patients remain unclear...
  19. doi request reprint Associations between state minimum wage policy and health care access: a multi-level analysis of the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor survey
    Kelly P McCarrier
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington UW, Seattle, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:729-48. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Participatory (re)design of a sociotechnical healthcare delivery system: the Group Health Patient-Centered Medical Home
    James T Tufano
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 157:59-65. 2010
    ..The emergent PCMH healthcare delivery system comprises both opportunistic point-of-care and outreach components, many of which leverage and enhance the organization's health information and communication technologies...
  21. pmc Diabetes quality of care and outpatient utilization associated with electronic patient-provider messaging: a cross-sectional analysis
    Lynne T Harris
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1182-7. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that electronic patient-provider messaging is associated with high care quality for diabetes and lower outpatient utilization...
  22. pmc Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors among Chinese immigrants in Seattle
    James D Ralston
    Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Community Health 28:41-57. 2003
    ..Culturally and linguistically appropriate educational interventions for cervical cancer risk factors should be developed, implemented and evaluated...

Research Grants4

  1. Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    James Ralston; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results of this study will help inform the development, evaluation and dissemination of patient Web portals designed to support the care of patients with diabetes and multiple co-morbidities. ..
  2. Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    James Ralston; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Results of this study will help inform the development, evaluation and dissemination of patient Web portals designed to support the care of patients with diabetes and multiple co-morbidities. ..
  3. Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    James D Ralston; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Results of this study will help inform the development, evaluation and dissemination of patient Web portals designed to support the care of patients with diabetes and multiple co-morbidities. ..