EHR at emergency rooms: Exploring the influence of main components on main complaints

Ofir Ben-Assuli, Itamar Shabtai, Moshe Leshno

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Abstract

This study characterizes the information components that might improve the process of medical decision-making in an emergency room. The outcome measures were the decision to admit/discharge a patient, the differences in single-day admission rates and the differences in readmission rates with/without using an electronic health record (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) network. We found that using various information components via the EHR and HIE significantly affects admission decisions (a reduction in avoidable admissions and an increase in prolonged admissions) and care quality (a reduction in readmissions within a short period of time). Encounters, surgeries and laboratories were the most influential components (for chest pain, blood pressure was the most influential one and for pneumonia, it was community records).

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event23rd Workshop on Information Technology and Systems: Leveraging Big Data Analytics for Societal Benefits, WITS 2013 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Dec 201315 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference23rd Workshop on Information Technology and Systems: Leveraging Big Data Analytics for Societal Benefits, WITS 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period14/12/1315/12/13

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