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GIM Research - Medical Informatics


Steve Ross, MD is leading a number of important initiatives in the area of patient-centered informatics. One of these, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, involves the development and evaluation of a novel system that allows patients to have on-line access to their electronic medical records. A separate venture, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Health e-Technologies Initiative, facilitates diabetes self-management through an on-line portal that provides patients with customized information and advice and facilitates electronic communication with medical providers.

CT Lin, MD, a co-investigator on this last project, is also an investigator on a $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to create a virtual network for the exchange of clinical, financial and administrative data among and between public and private health systems, providers, and patients in the Denver metropolitan area.

Lisa Schilling, MD, examines the policies of high-impact medical and scientific journals for preserving citations to digital information.

Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, with funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is developing a patient-centered, bi-directional health information technology (HIT) intervention in which patients, informal caregivers and hospice/palliative care providers enter data and receive reports that summarize symptom distress information and prompt care interventions.