NURS FPX 6412 Assessment 2 Presentation to the Organization

NURS FPX 6412 Assessment 2


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22 March 2024

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Presentation to the Organization 

Hello, my name is . Today, I will talk about On-boarding leadership and staff to workflow changes resulting from an  EPIC tool initiative is key to a successful rollout.

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Enhancing Workflow Efficiency, Safety, and Quality Through Evidence-Based Practice

Achieving the highest levels of quality, safety, and efficiency is crucial in the current healthcare environment. In this endeavour, the EPIC electronic health record (EHR) system proves to be a potent instrument since it promotes evidence-based practice (EBP). Research has shown that when healthcare organizations strategically use EPIC features, there are notable gains. Firstly, decreased medication errors with CDS which means hospitals that integrated CDS tools into their EHR systems saw a 30% decrease in medication errors, according to a recent Aiken et al. (2023) research.

With a smooth workflow integration, EPIC’s CDS offers recommendations in real time that are grounded on the most recent data. For example, research conducted in 2022 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed that when CDS with evidence-based advice was used to motivate high-risk patients, proper blood thinner usage increased by 15%.One aspect is standardized order sets for enhanced safety which means pre-populated standard order sets inside EPIC with evidence-based recommendations encourage uniformity and lower mistake rates.

Standardized order sets led to a 22% reduction in pharmaceutical mistakes related to treating pneumonia, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine research from 2021. By ensuring that procedures are in line with the most recent medical research, this standardization reduces the possibility of mistakes that come with manual order input. Healthcare institutions may use EPIC to attain quantifiable gains in patient care by carefully using these features. This correlates not just to increased safety but also to increased effectiveness and perhaps lower medical expenses related to avoidable mistakes. 

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Analyzing Workflow Alignment with Organizational Strategy: Enhancing Quality Outcomes and Informatics Integration

A data-driven strategy is necessary to achieve optimum efficiency, high-quality treatment, and cost-effectiveness in the constantly changing healthcare market. This talk looks at how healthcare organizations may strategically match processes with their organizational objectives by using the EPIC electronic health record (EHR) system. According to a 2023 Commonwealth Fund research, hospitals that achieve this strategic alignment saw a 15% decrease in unnecessary readmissions and a 10% increase in patient satisfaction ratings, as well as substantial gains in patient outcomes and informatics integration.Analyzing existing procedures in-depth is the first step towards achieving strategic alignment.

Similar to that of The American College of Physicians in 2022, this study aids in discovering inefficiencies and bottlenecks that obstruct the accomplishment of strategic goals. For instance, expediting the patient intake procedure inside an EHR system may result in a 20-minute wait time reduction on average and a 12% increase in patient satisfaction.Strategic use of EPIC features may help healthcare organizations increase the range of services they provide and better serve patients. Increased accessibility to preventive care is one aspect of this. According to a 2023 American Cancer Society research, adding automated reminders for preventive care into EHR systems increased the number of patients who received recommended screenings by 25%.

By automating these reminders using EPIC’s features, patients may be guaranteed to get timely testing and early management for suspected health conditions.Moreover, processes may use EPIC’s telemedicine features to enable remote consultations. According to a 2022 JAMA Network Open research, patients in rural regions had better access to treatment thanks to telemedicine consultations, which also resulted in a 30% decrease in missed visits. Patients who are geographically scattered or have limited mobility would especially benefit from this.Offering specialized treatment options may draw in a larger patient base and enhance general patient results. With the help of EPIC’s strong data analytics capabilities, healthcare organizations may determine which patient categories might benefit from receiving specialized treatments and adjust their service offerings appropriately.

A detailed process analysis comes after service growth and the setting of strategic objectives. Finding opportunities for improvement is made easier by assessing how well processes like patient intake, admission, discharge, and follow-up work. By reducing delays and duplications, streamlining these procedures using EPIC features may increase productivity, lower mistakes, and foster better teamwork among medical personnel.According to a research by The American Hospital Association (2021), automating routine procedures in EHR systems increased workflow productivity by 18% overall.

The automated features of EPIC may be used to optimize administrative duties, allowing medical staff to concentrate on patient care. According to a 2019 research by The Joint Commission, which demonstrated a 22% drop, standardized order sets and templates pre-populated with evidence-based recommendations inside EPIC may considerably minimize prescription mistakes. This lowers expenses related to avoidable adverse medication events while simultaneously improving patient safety.Healthcare personnel may collaborate more easily when they use streamlined communication solutions like encrypted messaging in EPIC. According to a 2020 research by The American Medical Informatics Association, there was a 15% decrease in communication breakdowns that resulted in medical mistakes when there was better communication within EHR systems.

This results in a more organized and effective approach for providing care.Healthcare organizations may significantly increase workflow efficiency, patient care quality, and informatics integration by adopting a data-driven strategy and making strategic use of the EPIC EHR system’s features. This sets up healthcare organizations for long-term success in the rapidly changing field of data-driven healthcare, in addition to improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. 

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Quality Outcomes And Information Technology Workflow Supporting The Organization’s Strategic Plan

With the EPIC EHR system, healthcare companies may make great strides toward their strategic objectives. Research has shown a direct link between fewer drug mistakes and the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) capabilities offered by EPIC. Hospitals that used CDS reported a 30% decrease in medication mistakes, according to a seminal research by Aiken et al. (2023). With a smooth workflow integration, EPIC’s CDS offers recommendations in real-time that are grounded on the most recent evidence-based practices. For example, a 2022 research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed that when CDS with evidence-based advice was used to motivate high-risk patients, proper blood thinner usage increased by 15%.

Improved patient safety and maybe lower expenses related to avoidable adverse medication events result from this.Additionally, research continuously emphasizes the advantages of conventional order sets in EPIC. According to a Johns Hopkins Medicine research from 2021, the use of standardized order sets reduced prescription mistakes related to the treatment of pneumonia by 22%. The evidence-based principles included in EPIC’s pre-populated order sets encourage uniformity, lower mistake rates, and boost productivity. By ensuring that procedures are in line with the most recent medical research, this standardization reduces the possibility of mistakes that come with manual order input.

Healthcare organizations employing EPIC may realize quantifiable gains in patient care quality, operational efficiency, and adherence to best practices by strategically using these features. In other words, both patients and healthcare organizations benefit from this.

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Strategic Decision-Making: Rationale for Workflow Changes

Effective healthcare delivery is based on well-designed workflows, and the EPIC EHR system enables businesses to make strategic adjustments that provide quantifiable outcomes. Changing EPIC processes is more than just simplifying them; it’s a data-driven strategy that has been shown to dramatically enhance key performance indicators (KPIs) in a number of areas. For example, appropriate documentation made possible by EPIC encourages medication adherence and transparent communication, both of which improve patient involvement. Iñesta-Cantenys et al. discovered in their 2022 research that better EHR documentation increased patient medication adherence by 12%.

Furthermore, EPIC guarantees continuity of treatment by providing a consolidated record that authorized healthcare professionals may access.Moreover, EPIC facilitates communication between medical specialists. Hospitals using strong communication features in their EHR systems saw a 17% decrease in communication failures that resulted in medical mistakes, according to a 2023 Joint Commission research. Secure communications and shared care plans, two of EPIC’s features, promote cooperation and a more collaborative healthcare setting.Last but not least, accurate and comprehensive documentation inside EPIC reduces legal issues and mistakes. Hospitals that adopted EHR systems with strong documentation capabilities saw a 25% drop in medical malpractice litigation, according to a 2020 research by Friesen et al. This results in decreased expenses related to avoidable mistakes and legal claims as well as increased patient safety. Healthcare companies may significantly increase patient care quality, communication, and overall operational efficiency by using EPIC’s features and concentrating on data-driven workflow optimization. 

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Driving Quality Outcomes: Assessing Efficiency, Safety, and Satisfaction with Electronic Health Record Workflow Change

To sum up, integrating data-driven process modifications into the EPIC EHR system opens up a significant chance to advance healthcare toward exceptionally high-quality results. Measurable gains result by concentrating on important aspects. Processes are streamlined by 20% thanks to standardized order sets, templates, and care pathways (Mayo Clinic, 2021). This reduces mistakes and maximizes the use of available resources. According to Aiken et al. (2023), real-time clinical decision support (CDS) and drug interaction warnings may further decrease mistakes by 30%.

This can lead to improved patient safety and adherence to best practices. Simplified means of communication, such as encrypted messaging via EPIC, provide patients and medical staff more authority. According to a 2022 American Hospital Association research, these features increase patient satisfaction by 15%. Additionally, by giving patients faster access to their health information, patient portals inside EPIC improve the overall patient experience. Healthcare organizations may make sure process modifications continue to be beneficial by regularly reviewing key performance indicators (KPIs) inside EPIC.

It is essential to continuously collect input from patients and staff in order to pinpoint areas that need development and guarantee that users of EPIC continue to utilize it. Continual improvement is fostered by investigating new functions and modifying procedures to take advantage of developing technology. Healthcare organizations may position themselves to offer great patient care, increase operational efficiency by 20% (Mayo Clinic, 2021), and accomplish their strategic objectives by adopting this data-driven strategy and continuing to optimize EPIC operations. This results in a scenario where patients and healthcare providers benefit equally.

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NURS FPX 6412 Assessment 2 Presentation to the Organization Conclusion

To sum up, the EPIC EHR system gives healthcare organisations a strong toolbox to help them accomplish their strategic objectives of increased efficiency, safety, and quality. Considerable progress may be achieved by carefully matching organizational strategy to processes and making use of EPIC’s features. Standardized care routes, order sets, and templates reduce mistakes and expedite procedures. Alerts about pharmaceutical interactions and real-time clinical decision assistance improve patient safety and adherence to best practices. Better communication resources provide both patients and medical professionals more leverage. Sustained success is mostly dependent on ongoing optimization and monitoring.

Monitor important performance metrics often to make sure processes continue to function well. To determine areas for development and guarantee user uptake, get regular input from staff and patients. Investigate new EPIC features and modify processes to make use of cutting-edge technology for ongoing development. Healthcare organizations may position themselves to provide great patient care, increase operational efficiency, and accomplish their strategic objectives in a data-driven healthcare environment by adopting a data-driven strategy and continuing to optimize EPIC processes. By doing this, the organization not only guarantees top performance but also sets itself up for future developments in healthcare delivery (Gelzinis, 2021). 

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