Session ID: 
237

Use of Real-Time Best Practice Alerts to Confirm Treatments

3:00pm - 4:00pm Thursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Sands Show Room

Description

Confirming that documented consent for a planned treatment exists, prior to initiation of that treatment, is an ethical, legal and regulatory requirement. In addition, verifying the specific contents of the consent form against the information contained in the surgical order has been found to reduce the incidence of medical errors. Best practice alerts (BPAs), generated by the EHR, are useful for alerting clinicians to public health outbreaks and for prompting interventions based on the patient’s symptoms or history. This session describes a process for automatically creating real-time, patient-specific BPAs based on information contained in an electronic consent form. Examples cited will include reviewing the chemotherapy agents listed on the consent form and automatically generating a BPA if an order is entered for an agent that does not match those on the consent. Recommendations for organizations that plan to implement real-time, patient-specific BPAs will be presented.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the patient safety benefits of utilizing information contained in the consent form for comparison against active treatment plans and orders
  • Design a system for automatically creating real-time, best practice alerts (BPAs) based on a particular patient’s treatment permissions as captured during the informed consent process
  • Create dashboards within the EHR of the chemotherapy agents and blood components, for which the patient has provided consent, mapped against the same information culled from the active treatment plans and orders
  • Analyze the savings realized by replacing manual, labor-intensive documentation verification checks with an automated process that extracts and compares information electronically from different sources

Speaker(s): 

Chief Medical Information Officer,
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Director,
Taylor Healthcare
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

IT Professional
Nurse, CNO, CNIO
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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