Session ID: 
163

Using Clinical Decision Support to Reduce C-Diff Rates

1:00pm - 2:00pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W304E

Description

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major health threat that disproportionately impacts hospitalized patients. CDI rates are monitored and reported to CMS as part of the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program. Boca Raton Regional Hospital has developed a comprehensive quality improvement initiative which has reduced hospital-acquired CDI rates by 55% in less than a year. This session will focus on CDI reduction through multiple initiatives including clinical decision support to guide ordering patterns, staff education to raise awareness, laboratory testing techniques to reduce false positive rates, and supporting environmental services to prevent transmission. These initiatives can be applied in a variety of clinical settings and should result in significant improvements in iatrogenic CDI rates as well as better performance related to CMS value-based purchasing.

Learning Objectives

  • Design and develop a comprehensive quality improvement initiative to reduce hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections using tool in the EHR
  • Recognize the necessity for a multidisciplinary approach to reduce iatrogenic Clostridium difficile infections
  • Employ multiple clinical decision support strategies to influence physician ordering patterns
  • Integrate lessons learned and reproduce outcomes in various electronic health records and clinical settings

Speaker(s)

Chief Clinical Informatics Officer,
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Chief Medical Information Officer,
Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

Clinical Informaticists
Healthcare Financial Professionals
Quality Professional

Level

Intermediate