Redesigning Care Processes Through Technology
Redesigning Care Processes Through Technology Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Information technology is increasingly being used to improve patient care processes and outcomes. Systems that facilitate access to comprehensive patient information before and during patient visits can enhance the ability of clinicians to provide efficient and systematic care management.
The featured Innovations describe how two providers leveraged the use of technology to redesign care processes, leading to greater adherence to recommended care and improved outcomes.
The featured QualityTools provide resources and tutorials to support the adoption of health information technology by physician offices and health care organizations.
- Rheumatology Clinics Leverage Technology and Redesign Care Processes to Provide Physicians Relevant Patient Information, Improving Symptoms and Adherence to Recommended Care
- Solo Practitioner Uses Electronic Medical Record To Redesign Care Processes, Leading to Greater Adherence to Recommended Processes and Improved Outcomes
Also in This Issue:
- Back Care Program That Emphasizes Pain Control and Behavioral Modifications Reduces Pain Levels and Lost Workdays
- Advanced Practice Nurse-Mental Health Provider Partnership Enhances Access and Improves Health Outcomes for Those With Severe Mental Illness
- Sepsis Alert Program Leads to More Timely Diagnosis and Treatment, Reducing Morbidity, Mortality, and Length of Stay
- Safety Mentors Create Culture To Reduce Adverse Events and Increase Error Reporting
- Interdisciplinary, Comprehensive Skin Care Program Significantly Reduces Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
- Community-Wide Education, Trained Facilitators, and Improved Processes Lead to More Advance Care Planning, Consistency Between Plans and End-of-Life Decisions, and Low Care Costs
- Outpatient Clinics Use Annual Education Campaign, Friendly Competition, and Incentives to Double Influenza Immunization Rates Among Employees
- Skin Assessments Conducted as Part of Patient Intake Improve Documentation of Pressure Ulcers on Admission, Reduce Incidence During Stay