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 is focused on providing decision-making support to physicians to ensure patient safety. It is divided into several focused projects:

  • Project 1: Work-Centered Design of Care Process Improvements in HIT
  • Project 2A: Cognitive Foundations for Decision Making: Implications for Decision Support
  • Project 2B: Modeling of Setting-Specific Factors to Enhance Clinical Decision Support Adaptation
  • Project 3: Automated Model-based Clinical Summarization of Key Patient Data
  • Project 4: Cognitive Information Design and Visualization: Enhancing Accessibility and Understanding of Patient Data

SHARPC Institutions

The following institutions are collaborating with UTHealth to participate on the SHARPC grant:

  • Arizona State University
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • Baylor Health Care System
  • University of Washington
  • Harvard University/Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • University of Missouri

The SHARPC Programs

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is funding research to discover how to make Electronic Health Records (EHRs) easier to implement in hospitals across America. The project is divided into four areas, led by the following schools:

  • Focus Area 1: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (SHARPS)
  • Focus Area 2: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (SHARPC)
  • Focus Area 3: Harvard University (SMART Platforms)
  • Focus Area 4: Mayo Clinic (SHARPN)