"We are focusing on a major problem for the nation's health, the gap between common and evidence-based clinical practice," said Dr. Richardson. "Our research shows that new information technology, coupled with tangible behavioral theory, can help mitigate this problem."
However, it is believed that the adoption of this technology for health information is only 10%. Dr. Richardson aims to combat this low rate of absorption by testing the concept of "suppression," a behavioral science tool that uses positive reinforcements and indirect proposals as a casual methodology to influence clinical decision-making.
In its initial phase, Dr. Richardson, under the leadership of Tom McGinn, MD, a professor at the Finstein Institute of Innovation and Health Research, will develop different prototypes of the instruments and test them with doctors. The grant also includes funding for career development activities, including formal health informatics training, behavioral sciences, mixed methods and design of clinical trials.
"Dr. Richardson's recognition of the NRH emphasizes the important advances in the field of information technology for health and behavioral science from the Fynstein and Norwalk institute and our commitment to improving clinical outcomes through research, Kevin J. Tracy, MD, President and CEO of the Feynstein Institute.
About the Feynstein Institute
The Finstein Institute for Medical Research is the Northwell Health research group, the largest provider of healthcare services in the country new York, The home of 50 research laboratories and clinical trials in dozens of hospitals and outpatient settings, the Finstein Institute includes 4,000 researchers and staff who make breakthroughs in molecular medicine, genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity and bioelectronics – a new area of science , which has the potential to revolutionize medicine. For more information about empowering imagination and pioneering discovery, visit FeinsteinInstitute.org.
SOURCE The Finstein Institute of Medical Research