With ever-rising healthcare costs, staff shortages and evolving health standards, leveraging clinical information has become a key component in driving continuous improvement in care delivery. Critical care departments are pioneering new ways to utilise inpatient data given that the impact of cost, quality and safety is most acutely felt in these departments. The global uptake of digitisation supports the critical care community in helping to deliver higher quality care while managing ICU capacity effectively.
We all know vast amounts of data are generated in the critical care environment. Yet integrating and analysing this data is historically tedious and time-consuming—and time is in short supply. Critical care information systems transform this rich clinical data into actionable information. They provide standardisation, integration and insightful reporting that can be leveraged across an entire network.
Access to comprehensive patient information with relevant clinical decision support (CDS) tools support our clinicians in early detection of deterioration while highlighting therapy options and triaging patient groups. This ultimately leads to real tangible patient outcomes like reduced length of stay, reduced unnecessary treatments and more precise interventions.
In this upcoming webinar on August 4 at 1:30 am CT/4:30 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, learn from two critical care system experts as they share their unique perspectives of past, present and future journeys in the digitisation of critical care. They will highlight how they use critical care information systems in their organisations to improve patient outcomes and key success factors for the delivery of those outcomes.
- The trend to digitise acute care is rapidly growing worldwide
- Digitisation helps to improve patient outcome, reduce cost, optimize resource
- A/Prof John Santamaria, Director, Intensive Care Unit, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
- Chris Wise, Clinical Information System Manager, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
- Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, United Kingdom
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