The impact of an electronic medical record surveillance program on outcomes for patients with sepsis.

@article{McRee2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of an electronic medical record surveillance program on outcomes for patients with sepsis.},
  author={Laura McRee and Joanne L. Thanavaro and Karen Strazza Moore and Melissa M. Goldsmith and Alice E. Pasvogel},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={546-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of this EMR surveillance on sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock outcomes in patients admitted to a medical telemetry unit, including length of hospital stay, patient discharge and mortality. METHODS A retrospective review of pre- and post-implementation of a pilot electronic medical record (EMR) sepsis surveillance. RESULTS Implementing EMR sepsis surveillance significantly improved home discharge (49.0% versus 25.3%, p < .05) and reduced hospital… CONTINUE READING