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James Ralston, MD, MPH

TitleSenior Investigator
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Washington
DepartmentHealth Research Institute
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    TitlePhysician
    InstitutionWashington Permanente Medical Group
    DepartmentInternal Medicine


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    How can health care be redesigned to better meet the needs and preferences of the millions of Americans living with chronic conditions? This question is at the heart of James Ralston’s research, compelling him to explore innovative designs of care that take advantage of new information technologies.

    A general internist, Dr. Ralston joined Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in 2003 to lead the Institute’s health informatics research program. But his expertise and interests go far beyond informatics. While much of Dr. Ralston’s work emphasizes information technologies as helpful components of care, they serve his true passion: that is, improving the health and health care of people who have common chronic conditions. This mission requires effectively evaluating new communication technologies that foster continuous care and a closer connection between patients and health care teams. In the past several years, Dr. Ralston has led and contributed to research showing that using new information and communication technologies to move care from the provider’s office to the patient’s home leads to promising outcomes.

    Dr. Ralston’s commitment to finding effective redesigns of care spans all stages, from development to complete translation. With a team of KPWHRI and UW colleagues, he is helping evaluate Kaiser Permanente Washington's “access initiative”—a suite of innovations designed to make health care easier to get, in part by leveraging advances in information technology, such as secure member websites and electronic medical records (EMRs). Dr. Ralston also collaborates with the informatics department at Kaiser Permanente Washington, and he sits on the oversight committee that explores how doctors can best use it to help patients.

    Dr. Ralston provides outpatient consultation through Washington Permanente Medical Group’s Consultative Internal Medicine Group and is a volunteer medical advisor on the Steven’s Pass ski patrol. He is also an affiliate associate professor in health services at the UW, where he serves on student PhD and MPH committees.

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    R03HS014625     (RALSTON, JAMES D)Sep 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2005
    AHRQ
    Patient-Provider Electronic Messenger in Chronic Illness
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HS016759     (RALSTON, JAMES D)May 1, 2007 - Apr 30, 2012
    AHRQ
    Shared Medical Records and Chronic Illness Care
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HS021590     (RALSTON, JAMES D.)Aug 1, 2013 - May 31, 2016
    AHRQ
    Patient Reminders and Notifications
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HS022364     (RALSTON, JAMES D.)Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2017
    AHRQ
    Understanding and Honoring Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01LM012813     (RALSTON, JAMES D.)Sep 7, 2017 - Aug 31, 2021
    NIH/NLM
    Seeing and Sharing What Matters: Personal Health Libraries for Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Karter AJ, Warton EM, Moffet HH, Ralston JD, Huang ES, Miller DR, Lipska KJ. Revalidation of the Hypoglycemia Risk Stratification Tool Using ICD-10 Codes. Diabetes Care. 2019 Apr; 42(4):e58-e59. PMID: 30765427.
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    2. O'Leary K, Tanghe D, Pratt W, Ralston J. Collaborative Health Reminders and Notifications: Insights from Prototypes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018; 2018:837-846. PMID: 30815126.
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    3. Aronson S, Babb L, Ames D, Gibbs RA, Venner E, Connelly JJ, Marsolo K, Weng C, Williams MS, Hartzler AL, Liang WH, Ralston JD, Devine EB, Murphy S, Chute CG, Caraballo PJ, Kullo IJ, Freimuth RR, Rasmussen LV, Wehbe FH, Peterson JF, Robinson JR, Wiley K, Overby Taylor C. Empowering genomic medicine by establishing critical sequencing result data flows: the eMERGE example. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Oct 01; 25(10):1375-1381. PMID: 29860405.
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    4. Berry ABL, Lim C, Hartzler AL, Hirsch T, Ludman E, Wagner EH, Ralston JD. Eliciting Values of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Evaluation of a Patient-centered Framework. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017; 2017:430-439. PMID: 29854107.
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    5. Chang E, Blondon K, Lyles CR, Jordan L, Ralston JD. Racial/ethnic variation in devices used to access patient portals. Am J Manag Care. 2018 Jan 01; 24(1):e1-e8. PMID: 29350513.
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    6. Crane HM, Crane PK, Tufano JT, Ralston JD, Wilson IB, Brown TD, Davis TE, Smith LF, Lober WB, McReynolds J, Dhanireddy S, Harrington RD, Rodriguez CV, Nance RM, Delaney JAC, Safren SA, Kitahata MM, Fredericksen RJ. HIV Provider Documentation and Actions Following Patient Reports of At-risk Behaviors and Conditions When Identified by a Web-Based Point-of-Care Assessment. AIDS Behav. 2017 Nov; 21(11):3111-3121. PMID: 28205041.
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    7. Karter AJ, Warton EM, Lipska KJ, Ralston JD, Moffet HH, Jackson GG, Huang ES, Miller DR. Development and Validation of a Tool to Identify Patients With Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk of Hypoglycemia-Related Emergency Department or Hospital Use. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 10 01; 177(10):1461-1470. PMID: 28828479.
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    8. Lim CY, Berry ABL, Hirsch T, Hartzler AL, Wagner EH, Ludman EJ, Ralston JD. Understanding What Is Most Important to Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Qualitative Study of Patients' Perspectives. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1278-1284. PMID: 28849368.
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    9. Berry ABL, Lim C, Hartzler AL, Hirsch T, Ludman E, Wagner EH, Ralston JD. Creating Conditions for Patients' Values to Emerge in Clinical Conversations: Perspectives of Health Care Team Members. DIS (Des Interact Syst Conf). 2017 Jun; 2017:1165-1174. PMID: 28890950.
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    10. Tieu L, Schillinger D, Sarkar U, Hoskote M, Hahn KJ, Ratanawongsa N, Ralston JD, Lyles CR. Online patient websites for electronic health record access among vulnerable populations: portals to nowhere? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Apr 01; 24(e1):e47-e54. PMID: 27402138.
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    11. Eschler J, Meas PL, Lozano P, McClure JB, Ralston JD, Pratt W. Integrating the patient portal into the health management work ecosystem: user acceptance of a novel prototype. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2016; 2016:541-550. PMID: 28269850.
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    12. O'Leary K, Liu L, McClure JB, Ralston J, Pratt W. Persuasive Reminders for Health Self-Management. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2016; 2016:994-1003. PMID: 28269896.
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    13. Leppig KA, Thiese HA, Carrel D, Crosslin DR, Dorschner MO, Gordon AS, Hartzler A, Ralston J, Scrol A, Larson EB, Jarvik GP. Building a family network from genetic testing. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2017 Mar; 5(2):122-129. PMID: 28361098.
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    14. Peikes D, O'Malley AS, Wilson C, Crosson J, Gaddes R, Natzke B, Day TJ, Cromp D, Keith R, Little J, Ralston J. Early Experiences Engaging Patients Through Patient and Family Advisory Councils. J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Oct-Dec; 39(4):316-24. PMID: 27576052.
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    15. Grembowski D, Ralston JD, Anderson ML. Health Outcomes of Population-Based Pharmacy Outreach to Increase Statin Use for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Diabetes. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016 Aug; 22(8):909-17. PMID: 27459653.
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    16. Hartzler AL, Venkatakrishnan A, Mohan S, Silva M, Lozano P, Ralston JD, Ludman E, Rosenberg D, Newton KM, Nelson L, Pirolli P. Acceptability of a team-based mobile health (mHealth) application for lifestyle self-management in individuals with chronic illnesses. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 08; 2016:3277-3281. PMID: 28269007.
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    17. Bayliss EA, McQuillan DB, Ellis JL, Maciejewski ML, Zeng C, Barton MB, Boyd CM, Fortin M, Ling SM, Tai-Seale M, Ralston JD, Ritchie CS, Zulman DM. Using Electronic Health Record Data to Measure Care Quality for Individuals with Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1839-44. PMID: 27385077.
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    18. Lim C, Berry ABL, Hirsch T, Hartzler AL, Wagner EH, Ludman E, Ralston JD. "It just seems outside my health": How Patients with Chronic Conditions Perceive Communication Boundaries with Providers. DIS (Des Interact Syst Conf). 2016 Jun; 2016:1172-1184. PMID: 28804790.
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    19. Bush WS, Crosslin DR, Owusu-Obeng A, Wallace J, Almoguera B, Basford MA, Bielinski SJ, Carrell DS, Connolly JJ, Crawford D, Doheny KF, Gallego CJ, Gordon AS, Keating B, Kirby J, Kitchner T, Manzi S, Mejia AR, Pan V, Perry CL, Peterson JF, Prows CA, Ralston J, Scott SA, Scrol A, Smith M, Stallings SC, Veldhuizen T, Wolf W, Volpi S, Wiley K, Li R, Manolio T, Bottinger E, Brilliant MH, Carey D, Chisholm RL, Chute CG, Haines JL, Hakonarson H, Harley JB, Holm IA, Kullo IJ, Jarvik GP, Larson EB, McCarty CA, Williams MS, Denny JC, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Roden DM, Ritchie MD. Genetic variation among 82 pharmacogenes: The PGRNseq data from the eMERGE network. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016 08; 100(2):160-9. PMID: 26857349.
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    20. Fredericksen RJ, Tufano J, Ralston J, McReynolds J, Stewart M, Lober WB, Mayer KH, Mathews WC, Mugavero MJ, Crane PK, Crane HM. Provider perceptions of the value of same-day, electronic patient-reported measures for use in clinical HIV care. AIDS Care. 2016 11; 28(11):1428-33. PMID: 27237187.
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    21. Bell SK, Mejilla R, Anselmo M, Darer JD, Elmore JG, Leveille S, Ngo L, Ralston JD, Delbanco T, Walker J. When doctors share visit notes with patients: a study of patient and doctor perceptions of documentation errors, safety opportunities and the patient-doctor relationship. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 04; 26(4):262-270. PMID: 27193032.
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    22. Van Driest SL, Wells QS, Stallings S, Bush WS, Gordon A, Nickerson DA, Kim JH, Crosslin DR, Jarvik GP, Carrell DS, Ralston JD, Larson EB, Bielinski SJ, Olson JE, Ye Z, Kullo IJ, Abul-Husn NS, Scott SA, Bottinger E, Almoguera B, Connolly J, Chiavacci R, Hakonarson H, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Pan V, Persell SD, Smith M, Chisholm RL, Kitchner TE, He MM, Brilliant MH, Wallace JR, Doheny KF, Shoemaker MB, Li R, Manolio TA, Callis TE, Macaya D, Williams MS, Carey D, Kapplinger JD, Ackerman MJ, Ritchie MD, Denny JC, Roden DM. Association of Arrhythmia-Related Genetic Variants With Phenotypes Documented in Electronic Medical Records. JAMA. 2016 Jan 05; 315(1):47-57. PMID: 26746457.
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    23. Leveille SG, Mejilla R, Ngo L, Fossa A, Elmore JG, Darer J, Ralston JD, Delbanco T, Walker J. Do Patients Who Access Clinical Information on Patient Internet Portals Have More Primary Care Visits? Med Care. 2016 Jan; 54(1):17-23. PMID: 26565525.
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    24. Tieu L, Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Ralston JD, Ratanawongsa N, Pasick R, Lyles CR. Barriers and Facilitators to Online Portal Use Among Patients and Caregivers in a Safety Net Health Care System: A Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Dec 03; 17(12):e275. PMID: 26681155.
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    25. Eschler J, Liu LS, Vizer LM, McClure JB, Lozano P, Pratt W, Ralston JD. Designing Asynchronous Communication Tools for Optimization of Patient-Clinician Coordination. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015; 2015:543-52. PMID: 26958188.
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    26. O'Leary K, Vizer L, Eschler J, Ralston J, Pratt W. Understanding patients' health and technology attitudes for tailoring self-management interventions. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015; 2015:991-1000. PMID: 26958236.
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    27. Herr TM, Bielinski SJ, Bottinger E, Brautbar A, Brilliant M, Chute CG, Cobb BL, Denny JC, Hakonarson H, Hartzler AL, Hripcsak G, Kannry J, Kohane IS, Kullo IJ, Lin S, Manzi S, Marsolo K, Overby CL, Pathak J, Peissig P, Pulley J, Ralston J, Rasmussen L, Roden DM, Tromp G, Uphoff T, Weng C, Wolf W, Williams MS, Starren J. Practical considerations in genomic decision support: The eMERGE experience. J Pathol Inform. 2015; 6:50. PMID: 26605115.
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    28. Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Ralston JD, Allen JY, Nguyen R, Karter AJ. Refilling medications through an online patient portal: consistent improvements in adherence across racial/ethnic groups. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Apr; 23(e1):e28-33. PMID: 26335983.
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    29. Herr TM, Bielinski SJ, Bottinger E, Brautbar A, Brilliant M, Chute CG, Denny J, Freimuth RR, Hartzler A, Kannry J, Kohane IS, Kullo IJ, Lin S, Pathak J, Peissig P, Pulley J, Ralston J, Rasmussen L, Roden D, Tromp G, Williams MS, Starren J. A conceptual model for translating omic data into clinical action. J Pathol Inform. 2015; 6:46. PMID: 26430534.
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    30. Mosley JD, Shaffer CM, Van Driest SL, Weeke PE, Wells QS, Karnes JH, Velez Edwards DR, Wei WQ, Teixeira PL, Bastarache L, Crawford DC, Li R, Manolio TA, Bottinger EP, McCarty CA, Linneman JG, Brilliant MH, Pacheco JA, Thompson W, Chisholm RL, Jarvik GP, Crosslin DR, Carrell DS, Baldwin E, Ralston J, Larson EB, Grafton J, Scrol A, Jouni H, Kullo IJ, Tromp G, Borthwick KM, Kuivaniemi H, Carey DJ, Ritchie MD, Bradford Y, Verma SS, Chute CG, Veluchamy A, Siddiqui MK, Palmer CN, Doney A, MahmoudPour SH, Maitland-van der Zee AH, Morris AD, Denny JC, Roden DM. A genome-wide association study identifies variants in KCNIP4 associated with ACE inhibitor-induced cough. Pharmacogenomics J. 2016 06; 16(3):231-7. PMID: 26169577.
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    31. Crosslin DR, Robertson PD, Carrell DS, Gordon AS, Hanna DS, Burt A, Fullerton SM, Scrol A, Ralston J, Leppig K, Hartzler A, Baldwin E, Andrade Md, Kullo IJ, Tromp G, Doheny KF, Ritchie MD, Crane PK, Nickerson DA, Larson EB, Jarvik GP. Prospective participant selection and ranking to maximize actionable pharmacogenetic variants and discovery in the eMERGE Network. Genome Med. 2015; 7(1):67. PMID: 26221186.
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    32. Trinidad SB, Coffin TB, Fullerton SM, Ralston J, Jarvik GP, Larson EB. "Getting off the Bus Closer to Your Destination": Patients' Views about Pharmacogenetic Testing. Perm J. 2015; 19(3):21-7. PMID: 26057686.
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    33. Saberi P, Catz SL, Leyden WA, Stewart C, Ralston JD, Horberg MA, Grothaus L, Silverberg MJ. Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Use of an Electronic Shared Medical Record Among People Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jun; 19 Suppl 2:177-85. PMID: 25572829.
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    34. O'Leary K, Eschler J, Kendall L, Vizer LM, Ralston JD, Pratt W. Understanding Design Tradeoffs for Health Technologies: A Mixed-Methods Approach. Proc SIGCHI Conf Hum Factor Comput Syst. 2015 Apr 18; 2015:4151-4160. PMID: 28804794.
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    35. Eschler J, Kendall L, O'Leary K, Vizer LM, Lozano P, McClure JB, Pratt W, Ralston JD. Shared Calendars for Home Health Management. CSCW Conf Comput Support Coop Work. 2015 03; 2015:1277-1288. PMID: 28758163.
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    36. Eschler J, O'Leary K, Kendall L, Ralston JD, Pratt W. Systematic inquiry for design of health care information systems: an example of elicitation of the patient stakeholder perspective. Proc Annu Hawaii Int Conf Syst Sci. 2015 Jan 05; 2015:2804-2813. PMID: 29056874.
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    37. Blondon KS, Hebert PL, Ralston JD. An exploration of the potential reach of smartphones in diabetes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014; 2014:289-96. PMID: 25954331.
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    38. Kendall L, Eschler J, Lozano P, McClure JB, Vizer LM, Ralston JD, Pratt W. Engineering for reliability in at-home chronic disease management. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014; 2014:777-86. PMID: 25954384.
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    39. Overby CL, Rasmussen LV, Hartzler A, Connolly JJ, Peterson JF, Hedberg RE, Freimuth RR, Shirts BH, Denny JC, Larson EB, Chute CG, Jarvik GP, Ralston JD, Shuldiner AR, Starren J, Kullo IJ, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Williams MS. A Template for Authoring and Adapting Genomic Medicine Content in the eMERGE Infobutton Project. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014; 2014:944-53. PMID: 25954402.
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    40. Jackson SL, Mejilla R, Darer JD, Oster NV, Ralston JD, Leveille SG, Walker J, Delbanco T, Elmore JG. Patients who share transparent visit notes with others: characteristics, risks, and benefits. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Nov 12; 16(11):e247. PMID: 25405911.
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    41. Grembowski D, Ralston JD, Anderson ML. Hemoglobin A1c, comorbid conditions and all-cause mortality in older patients with diabetes: a retrospective 9-year cohort study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Nov; 106(2):373-82. PMID: 25151226.
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    42. Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Stallings SC, Gordon AS, Almoguera B, Basford MA, Bielinski SJ, Brautbar A, Brilliant MH, Carrell DS, Connolly JJ, Crosslin DR, Doheny KF, Gallego CJ, Gottesman O, Kim DS, Leppig KA, Li R, Lin S, Manzi S, Mejia AR, Pacheco JA, Pan V, Pathak J, Perry CL, Peterson JF, Prows CA, Ralston J, Rasmussen LV, Ritchie MD, Sadhasivam S, Scott SA, Smith M, Vega A, Vinks AA, Volpi S, Wolf WA, Bottinger E, Chisholm RL, Chute CG, Haines JL, Harley JB, Keating B, Holm IA, Kullo IJ, Jarvik GP, Larson EB, Manolio T, McCarty CA, Nickerson DA, Scherer SE, Williams MS, Roden DM, Denny JC. Design and anticipated outcomes of the eMERGE-PGx project: a multicenter pilot for preemptive pharmacogenomics in electronic health record systems. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Oct; 96(4):482-9. PMID: 24960519.
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    43. Oster NV, Jackson SL, Dhanireddy S, Mejilla R, Ralston JD, Leveille S, Delbanco T, Walker JD, Bell SK, Elmore JG. Patient Access to Online Visit Notes: Perceptions of Doctors and Patients at an Urban HIV/AIDS Clinic. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2015 Jul-Aug; 14(4):306-12. PMID: 24729072.
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    44. Ralston JD, Cook AJ, Anderson ML, Catz SL, Fishman PA, Carlson J, Johnson R, Green BB. Home blood pressure monitoring, secure electronic messaging and medication intensification for improving hypertension control: a mediation analysis. Appl Clin Inform. 2014; 5(1):232-48. PMID: 24734136.
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    45. Vodicka E, Mejilla R, Leveille SG, Ralston JD, Darer JD, Delbanco T, Walker J, Elmore JG. Online access to doctors' notes: patient concerns about privacy. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Sep 26; 15(9):e208. PMID: 24072335.
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    46. Hartzler A, McCarty CA, Rasmussen LV, Williams MS, Brilliant M, Bowton EA, Clayton EW, Faucett WA, Ferryman K, Field JR, Fullerton SM, Horowitz CR, Koenig BA, McCormick JB, Ralston JD, Sanderson SC, Smith ME, Trinidad SB. Stakeholder engagement: a key component of integrating genomic information into electronic health records. Genet Med. 2013 Oct; 15(10):792-801. PMID: 24030437.
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    47. Fishman PA, Cook AJ, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Catz SL, Carrell D, Carlson J, Green BB. Improving BP control through electronic communications: an economic evaluation. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Sep; 19(9):709-16. PMID: 24304254.
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    48. Green BB, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Catz SL, Cook AJ. Blood pressure 1 year after completion of web-based pharmacist care. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 08; 173(13):1250-2. PMID: 23689927.
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    49. Lyles CR, Sarkar U, Ralston JD, Adler N, Schillinger D, Moffet HH, Huang ES, Karter AJ. Patient-provider communication and trust in relation to use of an online patient portal among diabetes patients: The Diabetes and Aging Study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec; 20(6):1128-31. PMID: 23676243.
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    50. Harris LT, Koepsell TD, Haneuse SJ, Martin DP, Ralston JD. Glycemic control associated with secure patient-provider messaging within a shared electronic medical record: a longitudinal analysis. Diabetes Care. 2013 Sep; 36(9):2726-33. PMID: 23628618.
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    51. Ralston JD, Silverberg MJ, Grothaus L, Leyden WA, Ross T, Stewart C, Carzasty S, Horberg M, Catz SL. Use of web-based shared medical records among patients with HIV. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Apr 01; 19(4):e114-24. PMID: 23725449.
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    52. Lyles CR, Grothaus L, Reid RJ, Sarkar U, Ralston JD. Communication about diabetes risk factors during between-visit encounters. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Dec; 18(12):807-15. PMID: 23286610.
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    53. McInnes DK, Brown JA, Hays RD, Gallagher P, Ralston JD, Hugh M, Kanter M, Serrato CA, Cosenza C, Halamka J, Ding L, Cleary PD. Development and evaluation of CAHPS questions to assess the impact of health information technology on patient experiences with ambulatory care. Med Care. 2012 Nov; 50 Suppl:S11-9. PMID: 23064271.
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    54. Delbanco T, Walker J, Bell SK, Darer JD, Elmore JG, Farag N, Feldman HJ, Mejilla R, Ngo L, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Trivedi N, Vodicka E, Leveille SG. Inviting patients to read their doctors' notes: a quasi-experimental study and a look ahead. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Oct 02; 157(7):461-70. PMID: 23027317.
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    55. Grembowski D, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Martin DP, Reid R. Does a large-scale organizational transformation toward patient-centered access change the utilization and costs of care for patients with diabetes? Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Oct; 69(5):519-39. PMID: 22653416.
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    56. Lyles CR, Harris LT, Jordan L, Grothaus L, Wehnes L, Reid RJ, Ralston JD. Patient race/ethnicity and shared medical record use among diabetes patients. Med Care. 2012 May; 50(5):434-40. PMID: 22354209.
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    57. Leveille SG, Walker J, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Elmore JG, Delbanco T. Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Apr 13; 12:32. PMID: 22500560.
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    58. Fredericksen R, Crane PK, Tufano J, Ralston J, Schmidt S, Brown T, Layman D, Harrington RD, Dhanireddy S, Stone T, Lober W, Kitahata MM, Crane HM. Integrating a web-based, patient-administered assessment into primary care for HIV-infected adults. J AIDS HIV Res. 2012 Feb; 4(2):47-55. PMID: 26561537.
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    59. Walker J, Leveille SG, Ngo L, Vodicka E, Darer JD, Dhanireddy S, Elmore JG, Feldman HJ, Lichtenfeld MJ, Oster N, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Delbanco T. Inviting patients to read their doctors' notes: patients and doctors look ahead: patient and physician surveys. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Dec 20; 155(12):811-9. PMID: 22184688.
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    60. Jackson GL, Krein SL, Alverson DC, Darkins AW, Gunnar W, Harada ND, Helfrich CD, Houston TK, Klobucar TF, Nazi KM, Poropatich RK, Ralston JD, Bosworth HB. Defining core issues in utilizing information technology to improve access: evaluation and research agenda. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov; 26 Suppl 2:623-7. PMID: 21989613.
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    61. Fishman PA, Anderson ML, Cook AJ, Ralston JD, Catz SL, Carlson J, Larson EB, Green BB. Accuracy of blood pressure measurements reported in an electronic medical record during routine primary care visits. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2011 Nov; 13(11):821-8. PMID: 22051427.
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    62. Lyles CR, Harris LT, Le T, Flowers J, Tufano J, Britt D, Hoath J, Hirsch IB, Goldberg HI, Ralston JD. Qualitative evaluation of a mobile phone and web-based collaborative care intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2011 May; 13(5):563-9. PMID: 21406018.
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    63. Simon GE, Ralston JD, Savarino J, Pabiniak C, Wentzel C, Operskalski BH. Randomized trial of depression follow-up care by online messaging. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jul; 26(7):698-704. PMID: 21384219.
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    64. Green BB, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Catz S, Fishman PA, Cook AJ. Patient ability and willingness to participate in a web-based intervention to improve hypertension control. J Med Internet Res. 2011 Jan 20; 13(1):e1. PMID: 21371993.
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    65. McCarrier KP, Zimmerman FJ, Ralston JD, Martin DP. Associations between minimum wage policy and access to health care: evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1996-2007. Am J Public Health. 2011 Feb; 101(2):359-67. PMID: 21164102.
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    66. Harris LT, Tufano J, Le T, Rees C, Lewis GA, Evert AB, Flowers J, Collins C, Hoath J, Hirsch IB, Goldberg HI, Ralston JD. Designing mobile support for glycemic control in patients with diabetes. J Biomed Inform. 2010 Oct; 43(5 Suppl):S37-40. PMID: 20937484.
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    67. Weppner WG, Ralston JD, Koepsell TD, Grothaus LC, Reid RJ, Jordan L, Larson EB. Use of a shared medical record with secure messaging by older patients with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2010 Nov; 33(11):2314-9. PMID: 20739686.
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    68. Delbanco T, Walker J, Darer JD, Elmore JG, Feldman HJ, Leveille SG, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Vodicka E, Weber VD. Open notes: doctors and patients signing on. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jul 20; 153(2):121-5. PMID: 20643992.
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