. "Appendix B: Meeting and Site Visit Agendas and Site Visit Methodology." Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
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Complexity of data and metadata for querying across heterogeneous databases, especially for translational research
B.1.13 Site Visit on January 14, 2008(PAMF, Palo Alto, California)
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Welcome and introductions (including working lunch)
Walk-through of ambulatory care setting
Discussion of physician workflow challenges in EHR implementation
Paul Tang, Albert Chan, Charlotte Mitchell
Pitfalls of deriving quality measures from EHRs
Paul Tang, Tomas Moran
Billing and administrative costs from care
Gil Radtke, Neil Knutsen
Adjourn information-gathering portion of meeting
B.2 SITE VISIT METHODOLOGY
For each site visit, the committee sought to:
Observe the best of what the site had been able to achieve.
Ask about what the site needed but did not have.
Obtain site input on the gap between needs and the state of the art of the health care information technology industry.
Identify, clarify, and categorize “pain points” for the site.
Identify where improvement is possible through application of existing knowledge and where further research is needed.
To preserve face time for interactive questions and answers, each site host was asked to provide as much background as possible as pre-visit reading material. Hosts were requested to limit formal presentations to a