Session ID: 
56

Infectious Disease Rapid CDS Deployment: A Zika Case Study

3:00pm - 4:00pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Delfino 4002

Description

Clinical decision support (CDS) is often a misused or overused tool within an EHR, yet if developed appropriately, it can be a life saver, and that is really its purpose. Ever since the 2014 outbreak of Ebola within the United States, there has been movement towards a more “all-hazards” approach to dealing with disasters, specifically infectious disease (ID). This led to development of a more modular CDS deployment method, one that could be turned on and off as needed, or modified within a short period of time. Recently, the tangible impact of the Zika virus has become more apparent. Under the guidance of the CDC, and local pregnancy and ID experts, a workflow was implemented within an EHR to assist providers with guidance for the care of their patients that may have been exposed to Zika. This session will discuss the original build investigation, design, and barriers, as well as ongoing development and plans for infectious disease CDS that could be ready for the next "Zika."

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define the process for development and build of a clinical decision support workflow
  • Identify the risks and benefits of a clinical decision support system used for the treatment of patients exposed to an infectious disease, such as Zika
  • Evaluate the usefulness of a clinical decision support system within an electronic health record, in regards to the demonstrated Zika process

Speaker(s): 

Chief Clinical Analyst,
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Manager, IT Clinical Informatics ,
UMC Health System
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience: 

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

Level: 

Intermediate

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