September 25-27, 2013 - O'Reilly StrataRx Conference
Stanford Hospital and Clinics’ John Shepard will be presenting at this event on the topic “Clinical Algorithms at Work: Shifting from Surveillance to Improving Clinical Outcomes” on Friday, Sept 27 at 2:20 pm (EDT).
O’Reilly’s Strata Rx Conference brings you a rare opportunity to take a fresh and deep look at improving healthcare by acquiring, analyzing, and applying big data.
Utilizing the hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system, the interdisciplinary team successfully developed prototype CLABSI and CA-UTI surveillance systems. For six months, the results from the surveillance system were validated by trained infection preventionists by comparing the electronic results to results gathered through complete chart review over the time period. There was an average of 90% reduction in surveillance requirements by utilizing the algorithms. The result? Clinicians can focus on interventions instead of chart abstraction. In addition, the system produced a near real time reporting dashboard which eliminated the need for the staff to produce surveillance reports along with compliance results related to the department’s interventions.
Key success factors include executive sponsorship and interdisciplinary team buy-in, late-binding™ data architecture and algorithm implementation design.