TheraDoc Infection Control Assistant is an application that helps infection prevention teams identify and confirm valid healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in real time, spot trends, and simplify reporting. TheraDoc’s automation of data entry and regulatory reporting created efficiencies totaling over 40hrs per week. In spite of an increase in the quantity of regulatory reporting required infection control was decrease their FTEs by 0.6 equaling about $30,000 annually. Key benefits include cost savings from increased collections, reporting enhancements, and regulatory compliance.
The Patient Health Scorecard is not the top link on the Health Record page for MU Healthe users. Feedback from our first users includes responses such as “I really liked knowing when my next screening was due.” “It’s easy to see the measures and nice to know how often things should be followed up on.”
4/25/16 | April
The Patient Assessment MPage component was modified to allow the used to select a lookback range for results displayed within the component.
“This change may seem minor but it is very important to have current and therefore accurate information show in the widget.” -Helen Jankowski
“I have a lot of very happy nurses with this change. It reduces the amount of time they spend scrolling through outdated information and has made that section of the handoff much easier.” -Susan Asher
Tiger Institute demonstrates to the Greater Plains Collaborative the incorporation into i2b2 of socio-economic data from the American Community Survey.
4/18/16 | April
MoodTrek was presented as part of Cerner’s offerings during the conHIT conference in Germany. conHIT is Europe’s premier Health IT trade show, attracting over 7,000 participants a year.
MoodTrek went live at Pagosa Springs Medical Center on April 13th. This represents the first successful deployment of MoodTrek to a Cerner CommunityWorks site and the first time MoodTrek will be used clinically outside of the state of Missouri.
Kronos clocks are used by all hourly staff of MUHC to record time worked. This deployment upgraded the clocks and added a digital communication board at each Kronos station. Technology Team associates provided the cabling, infrastructure, and hardware for the clock upgrades and the communication boards.
The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) Survey is a recurring activity on an 18-36 month cycle that ensures hospitals are maintaining their accreditation standards. The Tiger Institute participates on many levels- from EHR to hardware activity. The Technology Team’s primary involvement is through the Clinical Engineering Team. The team also participated in Environment of Care, Emergency Operations, and Quality presentations to the surveyors.
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