Surveillance: Practical Applications to Improving Care (includes a nursing CE credit)

When:  Sep 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
By incorporating Quality Management Surveillance functionality into your EHR, you can improve outcomes and help nurses to identify patients who are at risk for falling or developing CAUTI, as well as a number of other conditions. In addition to helping nurses, surveillance tools provide the necessary decision support to help clinicians render a diagnosis, keep the quality manager informed, enable care managers to focus on specific areas of risk, and assist executives with identifying areas of improvement for all potential points of service across LifePoint’s 6.15 facilities. In this session, you’ll hear from LifePoint Health on how to use Surveillance watchlists and EHR toolkits to optimize your organization’s clinical processes.

Learning objectives:
  • Identify three ways Surveillance functionality can improve patient care and outcomes.
  • Discuss two use cases for applying Surveillance functionality.
  • Describe how to measure the impact of Surveillance adoption.

Presenter:
Lindsay Tahiry has over 10 years of experience as an application analyst, including six years spent supporting MEDITECH Advanced Clinical modules. She consulted as the PCS lead for seven 6.x implementations before joining RCCH Healthcare Partners (now LifePoint Health) as a senior application analyst on the nursing and quality team in 2017. Over the past 18 months, she successfully adopted MEDITECH’s Surveillance functionality in a multi-facility 6.15 environment. Lindsay received a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from the University of Findlay in 2002, and Bachelor of Nursing Science from Regis University in 2006. More recently, she graduated from University of Colorado with a Master of Nursing Informatics and became board-certified in nursing informatics in 2014.