Highlight positive outcomes and economic benefit of leveraging EMR for transformative care at Akron Children’s Hospital. Discuss the development and implementation of a standardized scoliosis spinal fusion pathway. Present best practice evidence that supported the pathway development, highlighting outcomes including length of stay, cost and impact on postoperative complications.
Summarize evidence-based research related to standardization of care for spinal fusion patients
Describe process utilized to implement the scoliosis spinal fusion pathway across the institution
Discuss the tools utilized within EMR to implement the pathway
Compare cost and outcomes pre- and post- pathway implementation at Akron Children’s Hospital