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Rush, William A., PhD
Retired Research Investigator
About
Affiliation
positions
  • Investigator, Dental/oral health
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Quantifying dental office-originating adverse events: the Dental Practice Study methods
    Journal of patient safety. 2021
  • Dental Decision Simulation (DDSim): development of a virtual training environment
    Journal of Dental Education. 2020
  • Development, validity and reliability of the Orofacial Esthetic Scale - Spanish version
    2018
  • Examining failure in a dynamic decision environment: strategies for treating patients with a chronic disease
    2016
  • Dental hygienists' usage of tobacco-cessation decision support tools in practice: a qualitative study
    2015
  • Persistence of smoking-cessation decision support use in a dental practice
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015
  • Recidivism to uncontrolled blood pressure in patients with previously controlled hypertension
    American Heart Journal. 2015
  • A machine learning approach to improving dynamic decision making
    2014
  • Educating resident physicians using virtual case-based simulation improves diabetes management: a randomized controlled trial
    Academic Medicine. 2014
  • Integrating tobacco dependence counseling into electronic dental records: a multi-method approach
    Journal of Dental Education. 2014
  • Personalised physician learning intervention to improve hypertension and lipid control: randomised trial comparing two methods of physician profiling
    BMJ quality & safety. 2014
  • Computer-assisted guidance for dental office tobacco-cessation counseling: a randomized controlled trial
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013
  • ONJ in two dental practice-based research network regions
    Texas Dental Journal. 2013
  • Using simulation technology to teach diabetes care management skills to resident physicians
    Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2013
  • A comparison of dental restoration outcomes after placement by restorative function auxiliaries versus dentists
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2012
  • Cost-effectiveness of an electronic medical record based clinical decision support system
    Health Services Research. 2012
  • Impact of electronic health record clinical decision support on diabetes care: a randomized trial
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2011
  • ONJ in two dental practice-based research network regions
    Journal of Dental Research. 2011
  • The effect of electronic health records on the use of clinical care guidelines for patients with medically complex conditions
    Journal of the American Dental Association. 2011
  • The oral-systemic link: an opportunity for collaboration. Bidirectional relationship of diabetes and oral health
    Diabetes Spectrum. 2011
  • Simulated physician learning program improves glucose control in adults with diabetes
    Diabetes care. 2010
  • Customized feedback to patients and providers failed to improve safety or quality of diabetes care: a randomized trial
    Diabetes care. 2009
  • Does diabetes double the risk of depression?
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2009
  • Simulated physician learning intervention to improve safety and quality of diabetes care: a randomized trial
    Diabetes care. 2009
  • Clinical inertia in dentistry: a review of the phenomenon
    Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. 2008
  • Depression in patients with diabetes: does it impact clinical goals?
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2008
  • Exploring the contributions of components of caries risk assessment guidelines
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2008
  • Variation in quality of diabetes care at the levels of patient, physician, and clinic
    Preventing Chronic Disease. 2008
  • Diabetes: how are we diagnosing and initially managing it?
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2006
  • Outcomes associated with dentists' risk assessment
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2006
  • Antidepressant xerogenic medications and restoration rates
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2005
  • Impact of an electronic medical record on diabetes quality of care
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2005
  • Randomized trial of quality improvement intervention to improve diabetes care in primary care settings
    Diabetes care. 2005
  • The QUEST for quality: what are medical groups doing about it?
    Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2005
  • Is patient readiness to change a predictor of improved glycemic control?
    Diabetes care. 2004
  • Syndromic surveillance for measleslike illnesses in a managed care setting
    Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2004
  • Treatment of elderly and other adult patients for depression in primary care
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2003
  • Variation in diabetes care by age: opportunities for customization of care
    BMC Family Practice. 2003
  • When depression is the diagnosis, what happens to patients and are they satisfied?
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2003
  • Geriatric depression, antidepressant treatment, and healthcare utilization in a health maintenance organization
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2002
  • A CQI intervention to change the care of depression: a controlled study
    Effective Clinical Practice. 2001
  • Influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in persons 65 years or older in Minnesota, New York, and Oregon: data from 3 health plans
    Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2001
  • Professional advice and readiness to change behavioral risk factors among members of a managed care organization
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2001
  • Screening for diabetes mellitus in high-risk patients: cost, yield, and acceptability
    Effective Clinical Practice. 2001
  • Continuous quality improvement can improve glycemic control for HMO patients with diabetes
    Archives of Family Medicine. 1996
  • Chapter
  • Advances in Patient Safety Using Data Mining to Predict Errors in Chronic Disease Care
    Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 3: Performance and Tools). 2008
  • Advances in Patient Safety Clinical Inertia and Outpatient Medical Errors
    Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology). 2005
  • Advances in Patient Safety Identification, Classification, and Frequency of Medical Errors in Outpatient Diabetes Care
    Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 1: Research Findings). 2005
  • Advances in Patient Safety SimCare: A Model for Studying Physician Decisionmaking Activity
    Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products). 2005
  • Clinical inertia and outpatient medical errors
    Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation. 2005
  • Identification, classification, and frequency of medical errors in outpatient diabetes care
    Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation. 2005
  • SimCare: a model for studying physician decisionmaking activity
    Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products). 2005
  • Conference Poster
  • Can prioritized clinical decision support in primary care reduce cardiovascular risk? [poster]
    2017
  • Usability evaluation of an evidence-based dental patient case simulator [poster]
    2016
  • Improving population health: predictors of recidivism to uncontrolled hypertension in patients with previously well-controlled hypertension [poster]
    2015
  • Could BMI be a caries risk predictor [poster]
    2014
  • Personalized physician learning intervention to improve hypertension control: randomized trial comparing two methods of physician profiling [poster]
    2014
  • Dental SimCare: building a simulation system to train dentists [poster]
    2013
  • Integrating medical and dental data to improve quality and safety of dental care [poster]
    2013
  • Personalized physician learning intervention to improve hypertension control: randomized trial comparing two methods of physician profiling [poster]
    2013
  • SSRI usage associated with tooth and restoration fracture via bruxism and other movement disorders: could mouthguards protect the teeth of SSRI users? [poster]
    2013
  • Dissemination and implementation: the challenge of twenty-first century health care research [poster]
    2012
  • From research innovation to broader public use: the SimCare story [poster]
    2012
  • Simulated provider training improves diabetes management [poster]
    2012
  • Testing a clinical decision support process to lower cardiovascular risk of patients [poster]
    2012
  • A simulated diabetes learning intervention improves provider knowledge and confidence in managing diabetes [poster]
    2011
  • Designing a patient interface for shared decision support [poster]
    2011
  • Effectiveness of computer-assisted guidance for tobacco dependence in dental offices: a randomized clinical trial [poster]
    2011
  • Effectiveness of using e-health records to improve dental care for medically compromised patients [poster]
    2011
  • Provider satisfaction with a simulated learning approach to diabetes management [poster]
    2011
  • Use of Diabetes Wizard EMR-based clinical decision support system [poster]
    2011
  • Will dental providers use a computer-assisted guidance tool to support tobacco interventions [poster]?
    2011
  • Abstract
  • Comparative effectiveness of two diabetes clinical decision support systems on cardiometabolic outcomes and CV risk: randomized trial [abstract 2304-PUB]
    Diabetes. 2016
  • Evaluation of provider experience with an EHR-based clinical decision support tool [abstract]
    Diabetes. 2015
  • Implementation of an electronic dental record tool to increase referrals to a tobacco counseling quit line [abstract]
    Implementation science. 2015
  • Educating resident physicians using virtual case-based simulation improves diabetes management--a randomized, controlled trial [abstract 322-OR]
    Diabetes. 2014
  • Building a simulation system to train dentists to practice evidence-based dentistry [abstract]
    Clinical Medicine & Research. 2013
  • Patient of two professions: medicine and dentistry [abstract]
    Clinical Medicine & Research. 2013
  • Testing a clinical decision support process to lower cardiovascular risk of patients [abstract]
    Clinical Medicine & Research. 2013
  • A simulated diabetes learning intervention improves provider knowledge and confidence in managing diabetes [abstract]
    Clinical Medicine & Research. 2012
  • Experiences in designing a simple education interface for shared decision support for cardiovascular risk [abstract]
    Clinical Medicine & Research. 2012
  • Primary care residents highly rate simulated diabetes training [abstract]
    Clinical Medicine & Research. 2012
  • Simulated diabetes training helps providers bring patients to goals: a cluster randomized trial [abstract]
    Diabetes. 2012
  • Simulated training improves provider knowledge and confidence in managing diabetes [abstract]
    Diabetes. 2012
  • Prioritization of treatment and its consequences: implications of accountability measures [abstract 46-OR]
    Diabetes. 2011
  • presentations
    Presentation
  • A diabetes simulated physician learning program improved glucose control and is cost-effective [presentation], CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Diabetes Translation Conference 2011 - Changing the Course of Diabetes: Optimizing Health for All
  • A diabetes simulated physician learning program improved glucose control and is highly cost-effective [presentation], Minnesota Health Services Research 15th Annual Conference
  • A multi-site virtual data warehouse to support oral-systematic research [presentation]
  • An analysis of the content of three electronic dental records [presentation]
  • Applying process control and machine learning to develop effective dynamic decision strategies [presentation], INFORMS Charlotte – 2011 Conference
  • Cost effectiveness of a simulated physician learning program to improve glucose control in adults with diabetes [presentation], NIH 5th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
  • Current evidence: crown versus direct restoration to treat cracked tooth [presentation]
  • Dental providers use a computer-assisted tool to support tobacco interventions [presentation]
  • Effectiveness of computer-assisted guidance for tobacco dependence in dental offices [presentation]
  • Effectiveness of computer-assisted guidance for tobacco dependence in dental offices [presentation]
  • Effectiveness of computer-assisted guidance for tobacco dependence in dental offices: a randomized clinical trial [presentation], Regional Oral and Systemic Health Conference
  • Evaluation of provider experience with an electronic health record-based clinical decision support tool [presentation], HMO Research Network (HMORN) 21st Annual Conference: Care Improvement Research: Partnering with Patients, Providers and Operational Leaders
  • Examining effects of continuity of care in the clinic: a simulation study [presentation]
  • Hypertension treatment intensification and BP control in adults with and without diabetes [presentation], Minnesota Health Services Research 15th Annual Conference
  • Hypertension treatment intensification and blood pressure control in adults with and without diabetes [presentation], CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Diabetes Translation Conference 2011 - Changing the Course of Diabetes: Optimizing Health for All
  • Personalizing tobacco cessation utilizing clinic decision support [presentation]
  • Randomized clinical trials: computer-assisted tool for tobacco dependence interventions [presentation]
  • Sustaining use of a clinical decision support tool for primary care providers [presentation], HMO Research Network (HMORN) 21st Annual Conference: Care Improvement Research: Partnering with Patients, Providers and Operational Leaders
  • The factor structure of the Oral Health Impact Profile [presentation]
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