Use of Real-Time Best Practice Alerts To Confirm Treatments

08/29/2018

USE OF REAL-TIME BEST PRACTICE ALERTS TO CONFIRM TREATMENTS

Confirming that documented consent for a planned treatment exists, prior to initiation of that treatment, is an ethical, legal and regulatory requirement. In addition, verifying the specific contents of the consent form against the information contained in the surgical order has been found to reduce the incidence of medical errors. Best practice alerts (BPAs), generated by the EHR, are useful for alerting clinicians to public health outbreaks and for prompting interventions based on the patient’s symptoms or history. This session describes a process for automatically creating real-time, patient-specific BPAs based on information contained in an electronic consent form. Examples cited will include reviewing the chemotherapy agents listed on the consent form and automatically generating a BPA if an order is entered for an agent that does not match those on the consent. Recommendations for organizations that plan to implement real-time, patient-specific BPAs will be presented.

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