You can’t have a separate electronic health record (EHR) for every specialty in medicine. On the other hand, if you have a general EHR, it won’t have the “brains” to support specific workflows. Fortunately, we can customize SunriseTM EHRs with Medical Logic Modules (MLMs). 3 of my favorite MLMs MLMs are packages of computer code that are the building blocks of electronic clinical decision support. Their potential to improve patient safety is unlimited. Here are three of my favorites: 1) Insulin dose adjustment When caring for diabetics in a critical situation, clinicians must have fine control of blood sugar levels. A nurse under pressure has to rapidly gather information, calculate dosage and document the chart. One of our clients developed an MLM algorithm using 100 data points to assist in these situations. Now the nurse simply enters the current blood […]
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