2022 Stronger - P151 - EMR Advisories Identify and Seamlessly Refer Patients to Transplant Program - On Demand
Through implementation of best practice advisories in the electronic medical record (EMR), we identified health system patients who met criteria for referral to organ transplantation. We ensured seamless access to our transplant programs by recognizing patients early in their disease progression and expeditiously evaluating and subsequently adding these patients to the waitlist. In the 10 months since going live, we had an increase of 162 referrals, 86 evaluations, 30 additions to the waitlist and 10 transplants across our liver, kidney and heart transplant programs. This functionality aligns patients with the appropriate subspecialty and enhances collaboration within our growing health system.
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Describe how to identify patients who may be appropriate candidates for transplantation early in their disease progression based on specific EMR parameters.
Explain how to optimize the workflow of referring patients for transplant and expeditiously schedule them for outpatient evaluation via seamless access to and direct communication with the transplant program.
Outline how to collaborate most efficiently with hospitalists throughout the health system to provide the most optimal care throughout kidney, liver and heart disease progression.
Lauren M. Palo, MHA, BSN, RN, PMP, Director, Transplant Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Kristi Caldararo, MHA, Vice President, Hospital Operations, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance