Summaries of Independent Scientist (K) Awards
Institution: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Grant Title: Using Health Risk Appraisal to Prioritize Primary Care Interventions
Grant Number: K08 HS16470
Duration: 5 years (2008-2013)
Total Award: $425,000
Project Description: This research has three main aims:
- Conduct a literature review to refine a novel implementation model of a clinically integrated Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) implementation that would help clinicians prioritize evidence-based interventions.
- Refine and pilot test the integrated HRA technology with a primary care practice-based network to determine feasibility of implementation and efficacy of instrument.
- Conduct RCT to examine impact of HRA approach on patient outcomes.
Career Goals: Dr. Nagykaldi is an Assistant Professor of Research and Clinical IT [Information Technology] Specialist in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (UOHSC). He received his PhD from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. He was awarded a post-doc at UOHSC in cardiac electrophysiology and went on to complete his health IT training in primary care, design/application. Dr. Nagykaldi served one year at National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) in Research and Collaboration and also did a one year pharmacy internship in Oklahoma City. His career goal is to incorporate health information technology into practice-based research in order to enhance the synthesis of information and bridge the gap between science and clinical practice.
Progress to Date: Dr. Nagykaldi completed a systematic literature review on health risk appraisal (HRA) published since 2003. He is developing a report about the outcomes of the review. The grantee also interviewed seven key informants who were involved in HRA implementations in their practices/systems. Further, he tested eight HRA products. He is currently developing a clinician questionnaire that will identify exemplary practices in HRA in primary care. He completed his proposed academic work.
Future Plans: The grantee will pilot test the HRA concept in two practices. Results will dictate any refinement of the implementation. Dr. Nagykaldi will conduct focus groups to collect information about patient preferences on format and content of feedback from the HRA instrument. He will continue with his academic coursework as proposed.
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
- Head of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Biomedical Informatics Committee at OUHSC, 2007.
- Governor of the State of Oklahoma Commendation.
- Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians Friend of Medicine Award, 2006.
K-Generated Publications: None thus far.