With health information technology (health IT) as the catalyst for improving care, the Children’s National Health System achieved the following milestones during its successful journey of EHR implementation.
• Innovative unit-based quality boards bring real-time quality and safety information to the healthcare teams and family members.
• By incorporating of CT scan decision support rules into the electronic health record (EHR), Children’s National Health System obtained a 44% CT scan reduction and a yearly cost reduction of $875,144.
• Transition from dictation/transcription-driven notes to electronic template and voice recognition notes in ambulatory specialty clinics allowed for the immediate availability of notes to all care providers and a significant reduction in transcription costs.
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