Most Electronic Health Record users are forced to wait for the next upgrade to extend their system’s functionality. At University Hospitals in Cleveland, we’re fortunate to use Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM), an EHR that gives us a lot more flexibility. With SCM we’re able to make the changes we want ourselves, by leveraging Medical Logic Modules (MLM) — a kind of artificial intelligence that queries the underlying EHR database and, depending on the if-then logic that you create, triggers advanced clinical decision support. Like the apps that make your smart phone smarter, these packets of artificial intelligence have improved patient care and even made our caregivers happy (no easy task for an IT team). Our team has launched many MLM-powered innovations across the eight UH hospitals that use SCM. But I want to talk about just one: a patient handoff […]
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