Software program providing a real-time display of actionable, patient-specific data to be used by care givers in a particular care unit.
- Easy-to- use, color coded display of patient specific data.
- Improves quality of care by identifying those patients within a unit not receiving a particular key care measure.
- Tracks key quality of care metrics for a unit.
- Compatible with other common healthcare software programs.
Improving healthcare through the use of information technology (IT) solutions is an expanding segment of the heathcare industry, expected to grow through 2015. This explosion in healthcare IT has made it possible to track and record large amounts of individual patient data. The unfortunate side-effect of this however is information overload; lots of data is collected, but little is filtered down and relayed in an actionable format with the potential to improve patient care.
Emory physician Jason Stein and colleague have addressed this problem by creating a software program that combs through this mass of information and provides caregivers with a concise display of common intervention that may be missed by busy care providers in a unit, but greatly impact a patient's health. The software provides a horizontal tabled output with color codes that identify patients at risk for certain complications (depending upon that patient's treatment history) as a reminder to the care provider. Summed and historical data can also be displayed showing changes in quality of care overtime for that particular unit or group of units using the program, allowing units to both track and improve the quality of care they provide.
Program has been implemented and used by units at Emory affiliated hospitals.