Using Information Systems To Promote Prevention
Using Information Systems To Promote Prevention Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Many Americans do not receive recommended preventive care services, and lack of preventive care can affect health outcomes and lead to increased use of health care services.
The featured Innovations describe ways that health information technologies can be used to enhance provision of preventive services, including a program that enables standing orders for vaccinations and screenings, a system that encourages Medicare patients to schedule their Annual Wellness Visit, and an interactive preventive health record that identifies specific care needs for patients.
The featured QualityTools include a smartphone application to promote healthy weight and tools to improve adherence to guidelines for electronic and interactive preventive health records.
- Electronic Standing Orders Highlight Care Gaps and Allow Nonphysicians to Address Them, Leading to Increased Provision of Preventive Services
- Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction
- Primary Care Patients Use Interactive Preventive Health Record Integrated With Electronic Health Record, Leading to Enhanced Provision of Preventive Services
Also in This Issue:
- Prevention and Treatment Program Integrates Actionable Reports Into Practice, Significantly Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents
- Sepsis Alert Program Leads to More Timely Diagnosis and Treatment, Reducing Morbidity, Mortality, and Length of Stay
- Multidisciplinary Team, Real-Time Information, and Incentives Help Medical Homes Improve Mental Health and Patient Experience, Reduce Utilization and Costs