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Leading EHR System Adopts Bundle to Prevent ICU Delirium

Leading EHR System Adopts Bundle to Prevent ICU Delirium

Seminal studies at Vanderbilt University Medical Center over the past two decades by pulmonary and critical care specialist Wes Ely, M.D. and colleagues have spurred ICU delirium research, and the resulting body of evidence has come to inform critical care guidelines endorsed by medical societies in several countries.

Now, this research is reshaping how EHR systems are engineered regarding intensive care.

One of the nation’s largest health information technology companies, Epic Systems Corporation, has released an update that aims to prevent ICU delirium and improve patient outcomes.

Ely and his team assisted Epic with the update.

“New support from a major EHR company like Epic means that fewer patients stand to undergo ICU delirium and its harrowing consequences,” said Ely, who is also professor of medicine and co-director of the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center at Vanderbilt.

CriticalCare.news
January 31, 2020

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