Lessons learned in the development of a clinical information system in an urban underserved community health clinic: A community partnered participatory research (CPPR) approach (pp. 79-85)
Authors: Sheba M George, David Hindman, Chizobam Ani, Omolola Ogunyemi, Sukrit Mukherjee, Ramarao Ilapakurthi, Mary Verma, Richard S Baker, and Melvin Dayrit
Abstract: Community Partnered Participatory Research (CPPR) offers a research approach to identify and address barriers to Health Information Technology (HIT) use in underserved healthcare settings. CPPR is a form of community-based participatory research that advocates equal community and academic partnerships, an approach that is advanced as particularly suitable for physician co-leadership. This paper describes how a team of academic informatics researchers and care providers from a comprehensive community health center are using a CPPR approach to develop and eventually implement a computerized clinical information system for chronic disease management. The setting is a large, urban primary care clinic serving a mostly uninsured minority patient population. Here we describe how the twelve guiding principles of CPPR are reflected in our collaboration. We conclude with lessons learned and achievements to date.