Sometimes it can be hard to connect the work done in IT to the outcomes for the patient. This session brings together three customers who have used IT to make a difference in their patients’ lives and will hopefully inspire you to keep driving forward. Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City has enabled highly skilled advance practice nurses to spend time on proactive measures rather than doing manual data entry, calculating threshold values, and tracking down the data from the parents, with significant improvements on the mortality rate of children born with HLHS (a high-risk congenital heart condition). Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado has used technology to help “employ” the parents of the children in their care and enable them to be the child’s home-health aide, and improving the service that the children receive. Grady Health in Atlanta uses the IRIS telemedicine diabetic retinopathy solution to deliver services to their population of diabetics who would not traditionally have had access to the services. They found approximately 400 patients who without this service would have lost their vision.
Demonstrate how innovative uses of previously disconnected technologies can make a difference
To enable IT staff to see the relevance of their work in health and to inspire them to find more solutions that make an impact
Analyze opportunities for interventions that will positively impact patient care in your organization