Robert Grundmeier and Dean Karavite at the Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia will collaborate with Dr. Richard Shiffman at Yale as
part of the year #3 objectives of the project entitled “Guidelines
into decision support (GLIDES).” The activities during the
funding period ending 4/30/2011 are outlined in the following
sections. The primary activities will include design and planning.
Implementation will not occur during the proposed phases of work, but
will hopefully occur as part of a subsequent implementation phase.
Grundmeier and Mr. Karavite will identify opportunities to improve
primary care for preterm infants using clinical decision support
(CDS). Specifically, opportunities to improve the medical home for
these vulnerable infants using CDS methods will be defined. To
support the medical home for these infants, opportunities to improve
interactions between primary care and selected subspecialists such as
ophthalmology, audiology and neurology using CDS methods will be