OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to measure the number of repeat computed tomography (CT) scans performed across an established health information exchange (HIE) in New York City. The long-term objective is to build an HIE-based duplicate CT alerting system to reduce potentially avoidable duplicate CTs. METHODS This retrospective cohort analysis… (More)
Critical value reporting is crucial to patient care in the hospital setting, but some normal or non-critical values are valuable to clinical decision making as well. We designed a system that allows providers to subscribe to electronic notifications of laboratory results to improve workflow and potentially patient care.
INTRODUCTION Several studies have shown that workplace violence in the emergency department (ED) is common. Residents may be among the most vulnerable staff, as they have the least experience with these volatile encounters. The goal for this study was to quantify and describe acts of violence against emergency medicine (EM) residents by patients and… (More)