A recent study funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggests that patients with fully electronic health records experienced fewer adverse events such as hospital-acquired infections. In order to be considered a fully electronic Electronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, April 28, 2008): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conform... More, “physician notes, nursing assessments, problem lists, medication lists, discharge summaries and provider orders are electronically generated,” according to researchers.
This is great news from the AHRQ. It’s a good reminder of why hospitals across the country were pushed to move to EHRs back when As a part of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) refers to the portion of the ARRA that is used to increase the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) by ph... More was introduced in 2009 during the Bush administration.
It also brings to mind one of the extremely helpful benefits of using Corepoint Action Points in Corepoint Integration Engine. Corepoint Action Points are data-triggered alerts/notifications that can be customized in any way, typically in the form of an email or a text message.
Take a look at how LHP Hospital Group is using Action Points to immediately alert cargivers via pager when a custom patient event has occurred. Read Delivering vital patient data at the bedside for their full story.
Now, imagine the unbelievable benefit of using Action Points if all IT application data passes through Corepoint Integration Engine? The possibilities are truly limitless to how patient care can be improved is caregivers receive real-time notifications.