Session ID: 
222

Innovative Use of Technology in the Home to Improve Diagnosis and Care: A Davies Story

1:30pm - 2:30pm Thursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Murano 3301

Description

On the continuum of care, treatment does end with a hospitalization or an office visit. Information technology can enable improved home-based care. In this session, HIMSS Davies Award winner Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX) will share how technology is used to facilitate the administration of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy. This technology-enabled process produced a 47% lower readmission rate, saved 27,666 patient days in the hospital, and saved $40,000,000 for Parkland. Based on most recent studies, only half of adult patients with hypertension are effectively managed. Davies Award winner Lanai Community Health Center (Lanai City, HI), will demonstrate their model for patient-centered, IT enabled home-based care featuring remote blood pressure monitoring is a more effective method for diagnosing hypertension and enables improved hypertension control for the residents of Lanai.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain how information technology is critical to the success of home-based monitoring and care
  • Develop the appropriate training mechanisms for successful home administration of medications
  • Identify the reasons why home blood pressure monitoring is a more effective tool for diagnosing hypertension than an in-office visit
  • Discuss the challenges and best practices for extracting and monitoring patient-generated data

Speaker(s): 

Senior Vice President and CIO,
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Clinical Nurse Informatics, Case Manager,
Lana’i Community Health Center
Medical Director,
Lana’i Community Health Center
Vice President of IT Enterprise Technologies,
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Continuing Education Credits: 
ACPE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
Clinical Informaticists
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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