Active Projects

Comparative Effectiveness of a Personal Health Record vs. Traditional Methods of Tracking Health Information Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes

Project Director: kfuji [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kevin Fuji, Pharm.D., M.A.)

Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Grant number R24HS18625 – PI: Kimberly Galt)

Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to use a mixed methods approach to examine the impact of standalone personal health record use on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and social cognitive outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Validating an Instrument to Measure Safety and Quality Issues of Electronic Health Records in Rural Primary Care Clinics

Project Director: kfuji [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kevin Fuji, Pharm.D., M.A.)

Funding Sources: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Grant number R24HS18625 – PI: Kimberly Galt); Creighton University Health Future Foundation Faculty Development Grant

Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to describe positive and negative safety and quality perceptions of workers within rural ambulatory care clinics resulting from the use of electronic health records with e-prescribing.

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Exploring Health Literacy in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide

Project Director: aabbott [at] creighton [dot] edu (Amy Abbott, Ph.D., R.N.)

Funding Source: Creighton University Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund

Brief Description: The purpose of this study is to compare health literacy and disease-specific literacy skills of patients with type 2 diabetes who have computer and Internet access (“Internet access” group) to those who do not (“digital divide” group).

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Community Health Care System Comprehensive State Survey

Project Director: kgalt [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kimberly Galt, Pharm.D., Ph.D.)

Funding Source: State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services

Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to survey primary care providers about their progress and performance in the establishment and sustainability of community health care systems – community linkages that are occurring state-wide.


Nebraska’s Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases

Project Director: kgalt [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kimberly Galt, Pharm.D., Ph.D.)

Funding Source: State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services

Brief Description: The purpose of this project is to explore the structure, process and outcomes of community pharmacies and their associated clinical community partners to determine how to improve chronic disease management models in order to scale high functioning/high performing models to other communities in Nebraska.


Exploring the Interactions of Community Infrastructures, Health Professionals and Consumers: A Mixed Method Study of How Consumers Receive and Use Health Information and Health Data

Project Director: kgalt [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kimberly Galt, Pharm.D., Ph.D.)

Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Grant number R24HS18625 – PI: Kimberly Galt)

Brief Description: The purpose of this study was to explore how rural consumers access and use health information, and manage personal health information.