Mackenzie Health was named a 2019 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging the value of health information and technology to improve outcomes. The three use cases submitted cover improving the treatment of strokes, COPD and hospital acquired infections.
Mackenzie Health | HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award
Mackenzie Health’s multidisciplinary clinical team reviewed the protocols embedded in its EMR regarding patients presenting to the emergency department with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke. A review of the electronic workflows allowed the team to identify diagnostic and treatment delays. This review allowed the team to introduce the use of a stroke narrator and evidence-informed order sets in the EMR, resulting in a 50% reduction in time administering life-saving medication to affected patients. To learn more, listen to the use case video below or download the use case presentation.
Mackenzie Health’s multidisciplinary team embedded an evidence-informed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clinical pathway within its EMR to manage inpatient care. Adherence to the clinical pathway was attributed to embedding the workflow within electronic tools customized by the clinical team. Clinical uptake of this pathway resulted in significant improvement to patient outcomes, including improved time to weaning off of oxygen and the initiation of appropriate treatment such as steroids and antibiotics. To learn more, listen to the use case video below or read a story about it on our blog. You can also download the use case presentation for further information.
Mackenzie Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) teams collaborated to use EMR tools to optimize workflows, track compliance and monitor patient outcomes for Hospital Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infections (HACDI). These approaches resulted in decreased antibiotic usage, reduction in time to identify affected patients, initiated precaution protocols and improved compliance to environmental cleaning standards. To learn more, listen to the use case video below or download the use case presentation.