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Canon Hospital Recommendation for Implementation of a Health Information SystemLori BoyerWalden University
Why TelemedicineTelemedicine is the future of healthcare where providers can communicate with their patients virtually with mobile devices. Healthcare providers and their patients will have the ability to communicate vitals, blood sugars and general health information to their doctors for improved patient monitoring and chronic disease management. Its use will improve preventative medicine and provide resources to those who are too sick to travel or those who do not have the meansThe implementation of telemedicine at Canon Hospital will allow our facility to treat/manage ICU patients and those presenting to the ER with stroke symptoms rather than transferring them to larger medical centers 100-150 miles away.
Benefits to TelemedicineClinicalSTAFFING-Reduced Mortality Rates-Decreased clinician burnout-Decreased Length of Stay-Improved training & Education-Reduced Adverse Effects-Improved Nursing satisfaction-Decreased DVT/bed ulcerations-Patient/family satisfaction-Improved 24 hour monitoring-Flexible schedulesFinancial -Reduced Length of Stay-Increased hospital capacity-Reduced unnecessary tests-Fewer patient complications
Canon Hospital Current StateUnited General is a 189 bed hospitalLocated 100-150 miles away from two major medical centers in TexasLarge number of patients presenting with stroke symptoms consistently needing to be sent to larger medical centers for treatment or advanced ICU careAdmission delays from ER due to lack of the lack of available services and specialty providers to treat these patients, increases mortality ratesLost revenue=Current cost of an ICU bed is $4,000/day vs regular bed $1700/day=$2,300/potential revenue with addition of telemedicine services
Current status and Future Outlook of our Health Information System Our current system is outdated and does not to meet Medicare guidelines. The EHR does not meet standards of meaningful use for EHR’s which include improved quality, safety, efficiency of care, coordination between providers, improved security and privacy, while engaging patients in their own health decisions (Legate, 2013). Our goal is to implement a system that meets Stage 1 & Stage 2 meaningful use while preparing for Stage 3 in the future. To meet Stage 1 guidelines the EHR vendor we choose must provide a system which stores health information electronically in a standard format, tracks medical conditions, allows for ease in coordination of care between providers, reports clinical quality and public health information, while engaging the patient.Stage 2 guidelines include exchange of patient information among providers and integration of e-prescribing and lab results, as well as an increased focus on patient involvement in their own care planning. Stage 3 will involve improving patient data and ensuring it is comprehensive and ease to use
Why Telemedicine is Our Future at Canon Hospital’s ICU

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