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Mercy Clinical Pathways Improving Quality and Cost

February 20, 2017 — 03:00PM EST - 04:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
304E
Session ID: 
53

Description

Mercy’s heart failure pathway was fully implemented into the electronic health record with use of standardized order sets and clinical decision support triggers/criteria designed to facilitate specific patient outcomes. This pathway has shown improvements in quality, process and cost. Mortality has been reduced greater than 50%, diuretics are administered faster and direct variable cost per case is approximately $800 less on average for patients on the heart failure pathway compared to patients not on the pathway.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the necessary knowledge of the process of interdisciplinary standardized evidence based clinical pathway design, development and use within an enterprise wide electronic health record
  • Demonstrate that a focus on decreasing variation, evidence based medicine and improved patient outcomes when developing clinical pathways results in care that is also cost effective
  • Describe how pathways built into the electronic health record serve as valuable tools to support clinical decision support, evidence based practice, monitoring, change management and continuous process improvement

Audience: 

Clinical Informaticists
Nurse, CNO, CNIO
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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