Eric G Poon

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Universal acceptance of computerized physician order entry: what would it take?
    Eric G Poon
    J Hosp Med 1:209-11. 2006
  2. pmc Cognitive errors and logistical breakdowns contributing to missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers: a process analysis of closed malpractice claims
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1416-23. 2012
  3. pmc Real-time notification of laboratory data requested by users through alphanumeric pagers
    Eric G Poon
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:217-22. 2002
  4. pmc Evaluating healthcare information technology outside of academia: observations from the national resource center for healthcare information technology at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:631-6. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Medication dispensing errors and potential adverse drug events before and after implementing bar code technology in the pharmacy
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Partners Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:426-34. 2006
  6. pmc Assessing the level of healthcare information technology adoption in the United States: a snapshot
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:1. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Effect of bar-code technology on the safety of medication administration
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1698-707. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Empowering patients to improve the quality of their care: design and implementation of a shared health maintenance module in a US integrated healthcare delivery network
    Eric G Poon
    Partners Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:1002-6. 2007
  9. pmc Design and implementation of an application and associated services to support interdisciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at an integrated healthcare delivery network
    Eric G Poon
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Suite 201, 93 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:581-92. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:80-91. 2003

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Universal acceptance of computerized physician order entry: what would it take?
    Eric G Poon
    J Hosp Med 1:209-11. 2006
  2. pmc Cognitive errors and logistical breakdowns contributing to missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers: a process analysis of closed malpractice claims
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1416-23. 2012
    ..To erform a process analysis of missed and delayed diagnoses of breast and colorectal cancers to identify: (1) the cognitive and logistical factors that lead to these diagnostic errors, and (2) prevention strategies...
  3. pmc Real-time notification of laboratory data requested by users through alphanumeric pagers
    Eric G Poon
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:217-22. 2002
    ..This event-monitor-based feature illustrates one way that information technology can be applied to improve communication in health care...
  4. pmc Evaluating healthcare information technology outside of academia: observations from the national resource center for healthcare information technology at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:631-6. 2009
    ..The strategies adopted by various AHRQ grantees and the lessons learned from their projects should become part of the toolset for current and future implementers of health IT as the nation moves rapidly towards its widespread adoption...
  5. ncbi request reprint Medication dispensing errors and potential adverse drug events before and after implementing bar code technology in the pharmacy
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Partners Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:426-34. 2006
    ..Many dispensing errors made in hospital pharmacies can harm patients. Some hospitals are investing in bar code technology to reduce these errors, but data about its efficacy are limited...
  6. pmc Assessing the level of healthcare information technology adoption in the United States: a snapshot
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:1. 2006
    ..Comprehensive knowledge about the level of healthcare information technology (HIT) adoption in the United States remains limited. We therefore performed a baseline assessment to address this knowledge gap...
  7. doi request reprint Effect of bar-code technology on the safety of medication administration
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1698-707. 2010
    ..To help prevent such errors, technology has been developed to verify medications by incorporating bar-code verification technology within an electronic medication-administration system (bar-code eMAR)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Empowering patients to improve the quality of their care: design and implementation of a shared health maintenance module in a US integrated healthcare delivery network
    Eric G Poon
    Partners Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:1002-6. 2007
    ..Further research will determine the long term impact and sustainability of this approach...
  9. pmc Design and implementation of an application and associated services to support interdisciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at an integrated healthcare delivery network
    Eric G Poon
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Suite 201, 93 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:581-92. 2006
    ..Results from early pilot testing suggest that this new medication reconciliation process is well accepted by clinicians and has significant potential to prevent medication errors during transitions of care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Design and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient Results Manager
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:80-91. 2003
    ..We also discuss its underlying architectural design, which revolves around a clinical event monitor and a rules engine, and the methodological challenges encountered in designing this application...
  11. ncbi request reprint "I wish I had seen this test result earlier!": Dissatisfaction with test result management systems in primary care
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2223-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, we sought to identify problems in current test result management systems and possible ways to improve these systems...
  12. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to adopting and implementing computerized physician order entry systems in U.S. hospitals
    Eric G Poon
    Harvard Medical School, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:184-90. 2004
    ..Dissemination of data standards would accelerate the maturation of vendors and lower CPOE costs. These findings highlight several policy levers to speed the adoption of this important patient safety technology...
  13. pmc Communication factors in the follow-up of abnormal mammograms
    Eric G Poon
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:316-23. 2004
    ..To identify the communication factors that are significantly associated with appropriate short-term follow-up of abnormal mammograms...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physicians and electronic health records: a statewide survey
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:507-12. 2007
    ..Electronic health records (EHRs) allow for a variety of functions, ranging from visit documentation to laboratory test ordering, but little is known about physicians' actual use of these functions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Quantifying nursing workflow in medication administration
    Carol A Keohane
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Nurs Adm 38:19-26. 2008
    ..Implications of their findings are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nurses' satisfaction with medication administration point-of-care technology
    Ann C Hurley
    Center for Nursing Excellence, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:343-9. 2007
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  17. doi request reprint Electronic health records: which practices have them, and how are clinicians using them?
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:43-7. 2008
    ..Limited data exist to estimate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in ambulatory care practices in the United States...
  18. pmc Physicians' use of key functions in electronic health records from 2005 to 2007: a statewide survey
    Steven R Simon
    MPH Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:465-70. 2009
    ..System refinements, certification efforts, and health policies, including standards development, should address the gaps in both EHR adoption and the use of key functions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Design and implementation of a web-based patient portal linked to an electronic health record designed to improve medication safety: the Patient Gateway medications module
    Jeffrey L Schnipper
    Academic Hospitalist Service and Associate Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Inform Prim Care 16:147-55. 2008
    ..Further analyses will determine the effects of this module on important medication-related outcomes and identify further enhancements needed to improve on this approach...
  20. doi request reprint Relationship between use of electronic health record features and health care quality: results of a statewide survey
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:203-9. 2010
    ..However, evidence regarding their effectiveness for this purpose is mixed, and existing studies have generally considered EHR usage a binary factor and have not considered the availability and use of specific EHR features...
  21. pmc Effects of an online personal health record on medication accuracy and safety: a cluster-randomized trial
    Jeffrey L Schnipper
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120 1613, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:728-34. 2012
    ..To determine the effects of a personal health record (PHR)-linked medications module on medication accuracy and safety...
  22. pmc Overcoming barriers to the implementation of a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing: a case study
    Karen C Nanji
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 3 F 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:645-50. 2009
    ..Staff resistance was addressed through clear communication, identifying champions, emphasizing new information provided by the system, and facilitating collaboration...
  23. ncbi request reprint How many hospital pharmacy medication dispensing errors go undetected?
    Jennifer L Cina
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:73-80. 2006
    ..A study was conducted at an academic tertiary care hospital to characterize the incidence and severity of medication dispensing errors in a hospital pharmacy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Impact of an automated test results management system on patients' satisfaction about test result communication
    Michael E Matheny
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2233-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of physicians' use of a test results management tool embedded in an electronic health record on patient satisfaction with test result communication...
  25. ncbi request reprint Readiness for electronic health records: comparison of characteristics of practices in a collaborative with the remainder of Massachusetts
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Inform Prim Care 16:129-37. 2008
    ..This study's objective was to assess the degree to which these practices are representative of physicians' practices statewide...
  26. pmc Practice-linked online personal health records for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial
    Richard W Grant
    Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 9 Staniford St, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1776-82. 2008
    ..Web-based personal health records (PHRs) have been advocated as a means to improve type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) care. However, few Web-based systems are linked directly to the electronic medical record (EMR) used by physicians...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sharing electronic laboratory results in a patient portal--a feasibility pilot
    Jonathan S Wald
    Partners Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:18-22. 2007
    ..One-half of patients who viewed results accessed reference information linked to a result. Organizational and practice-level issues necessary to support continued rollout are described...
  28. pmc Survey analysis of patient experience using a practice-linked PHR for type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Jonathan S Wald
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare Boston, MA, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009:678-82. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, the electronic journal is a promising tool for visit preparation and process improvement...
  29. pmc Implementing practice-linked pre-visit electronic journals in primary care: patient and physician use and satisfaction
    Jonathan S Wald
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:502-6. 2010
    ..013), helpful to patients in visit preparation (66% vs 20%; p=0.082), and would recommend them to colleagues (78% vs 22%; p=0.0143). eJournal integration into practice warrants further study...
  30. pmc Are physicians' perceptions of healthcare quality and practice satisfaction affected by errors associated with electronic health record use?
    Jennifer S Love
    Partners HealthCare, Clinical and Quality Analysis Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:610-4. 2012
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Cost-benefit analysis of a hospital pharmacy bar code solution
    Saverio M Maviglia
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:788-94. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the costs and benefits and determine the return on investment at the institutional level for implementing a pharmacy bar code system...
  32. ncbi request reprint Using qualitative studies to improve the usability of an EMR
    Alan F Rose
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 01752, USA
    J Biomed Inform 38:51-60. 2005
    ..We used the findings of these studies to recommend design changes to the user interface of the results management module...
  33. pmc Design and implementation of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge
    Anuj K Dalal
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:523-8. 2012
    ..Automated email notification is a useful strategy for managing results of TPADs...
  34. pmc Randomized controlled trial of health maintenance reminders provided directly to patients through an electronic PHR
    Adam Wright
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:85-92. 2012
    ..Provider and patient reminders can be effective in increasing rates of preventive screenings and vaccinations. However, the effect of patient-directed electronic reminders is understudied...
  35. pmc Errors associated with outpatient computerized prescribing systems
    Karen C Nanji
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:767-73. 2011
    ..To report the frequency, types, and causes of errors associated with outpatient computer-generated prescriptions, and to develop a framework to classify these errors to determine which strategies have greatest potential for preventing them...
  36. pmc Design and implementation of a web-based patient portal linked to an ambulatory care electronic health record: patient gateway for diabetes collaborative care
    Richard W Grant
    Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 8:576-86. 2006
    ....
  37. pmc Correlates of electronic health record adoption in office practices: a statewide survey
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:110-7. 2007
    ..We sought to measure the correlates of EHR adoption...
  38. ncbi request reprint The Medication Administration System--Nurses Assessment of Satisfaction (MAS-NAS) scale
    Ann C Hurley
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Excellence in Nursing Practice, Boston, 02115 MA, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 38:298-300. 2006
  39. pmc Ability to generate patient registries among practices with and without electronic health records
    Adam Wright
    Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 11:e31. 2009
    ..However, it is not known how many providers have the ability to generate such registries...
  40. doi request reprint Lessons learned from implementation of a computerized application for pending tests at hospital discharge
    Anuj K Dalal
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:16-21. 2011
    ..Few computerized systems have been deployed at care transitions to address this problem. We describe an attempt to implement a computerized application to help inpatient physicians manage these test results...
  41. pmc Actionable reminders did not improve performance over passive reminders for overdue tests in the primary care setting
    Robert E El-Kareh
    Department of Medicine, Divisions of Biomedical Informatics and Hospital Medicine, UCSD, San Diego, California, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:160-3. 2011
    ..Our actionable reminders did not improve receipt of overdue testing, potentially due to limitations of workflow integration...
  42. pmc Outpatient prescribing errors and the impact of computerized prescribing
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:837-41. 2005
    ..Medication errors are common among inpatients and many are preventable with computerized prescribing. Relatively little is known about outpatient prescribing errors or the impact of computerized prescribing in this setting...
  43. ncbi request reprint The costs of a national health information network
    Rainu Kaushal
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:165-73. 2005
    ..The use of information technology may result in a safer and more efficient health care system. However, consensus does not exist about the structure or costs of a national health information network (NHIN)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Functional gaps in attaining a national health information network
    Rainu Kaushal
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1281-9. 2005
    ..Smaller stakeholders, such as home health care agencies, will lag in adoption. Policy changes, such as financial incentives to HIT end users or regulatory measures, may help accelerate the adoption of HIT for a model NHIN...
  45. pmc Trends in primary care clinician perceptions of a new electronic health record
    Robert El-Kareh
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:464-8. 2009
    ..Clinician perceptions of a newly implemented electronic health record play an important role in its success or failure...
  46. ncbi request reprint Patient safety concerns arising from test results that return after hospital discharge
    Christopher L Roy
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:121-8. 2005
    ..Few data are available on the epidemiology of test results pending at discharge or on physician awareness of these results...
  47. doi request reprint Electronic results management in pediatric ambulatory care: qualitative assessment
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 123:S85-91. 2009
    ..Electronic results management may improve the reliability and efficiency of test results management, but few studies have investigated this topic in pediatrics...
  48. doi request reprint Electronic health record decision support and quality of care for children with ADHD
    John Patrick T Co
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Mass General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 126:239-46. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the effect of electronic health record (EHR) decision support on physician management and documentation of care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  49. pmc The hazard of software updates to clinical workstations: a natural experiment
    Adam B Landman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:e187-90. 2013
    ..Maintaining hazard analyses and rigorously testing all software updates to clinical workstations, including seemingly minor web-browser updates, are important to minimize the risk of unintended consequences...
  50. doi request reprint Adverse drug events caused by serious medication administration errors
    Abhivyakti Kale
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:933-8. 2012
    ..To determine how often serious or life-threatening medication administration errors with the potential to cause harm (potential adverse drug events) result in actual harm (adverse drug events (ADEs)) in the hospital setting...
  51. ncbi request reprint Issues and initiatives in the testing process in primary care physician offices
    John M Hickner
    Department of Family Medicine, Division of Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:81-9. 2005
    ..These errors may result in significant harm to patients and lead to inefficient practice. Important issues are summarized for primary care clinicians and their offices toconsider in improving the management of the testing processes...
  52. pmc The extent and importance of unintended consequences related to computerized provider order entry
    Joan S Ash
    Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97201 3098, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:415-23. 2007
    ..The extent to which hospitals experience unintended consequences of CPOE, which include more than errors, has not been quantified in prior research...
  53. pmc Formative evaluation: a critical component in EHR implementation
    Julie J McGowan
    Information Resources and Educational Technology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 975 W Walnut Street, IB 310, Indianapolis, IN 46202 5121, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:297-301. 2008
    ..Such assistance, in the form of tools and protocols necessary to do formative evaluation and resulting in successful EHR implementations, should be provided by practicing medical informaticians...