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CARING meeting conference report.

An enthusiastic Central Florida CARING group met once again on Sept. 15 at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Florida. Guest speaker, Sue Prince RN, MSN, Network Director for Huntsville Hospital, presented on Enhancing Communications, Efficiency, and Patient Safety. The presentation detailed the journey for Huntsville Hospital (HH) to automate the process of communication between the patient and the caregiver, caregiver to caregiver, and caregiver to support personnel. Daily, approximately 5,200 patient calls are processed through the Patient Response Center and about 8,000 requests are processed through the Advanced Patient Response Platform (APRP) at HH. These electronic tools track meaningful real-time data for care decision support based on automated rules. The measurable outcome has been improved response time to patient needs, enhanced patient safety by timely and effectively communication, promotion of a quiet and private clinical environment, and improved resource efficiency. Sue's presentation was on point to the positive impact that nursing and advanced electronic clinical tools can have on patient outcomes and clinical practice. A thought provoking question and answer session followed the presentation. Thanks to Sue for traveling all the way from Alabama and sharing with us this valuable information.

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The Central Florida CARING group was also fortunate to have two nurses from the Orlando Regional Healthcare System present on Meeting the Needs of Oncology Patients Through Electronic Order Entry. Marietta Deilus, RN and Michele Foor, RN walked us through the electronic order management process for chemotherapy protocol orders, from physician to pharmacist to the certified oncology nurse for administration to the patient. Thanks to Marietta and Michele for taking time out of your busy implementation schedule to share your expertise with the group.

The next Central Florida CARING meeting is scheduled for November 10, from 2-4 pm at South Seminole Hospital. Health First nurses will present and demo the Knowledge Based Charting and Results System. Wuesthoff Hospital nurses will demo NIC/NOC Online Documentation and Emergency Department Management Documentation. In addition, Orlando Regional Healthcare System and OptimizeIT Consulting will be hosting a WINI in Orlando on Feb 16-18, 2007.
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Title Annotation:Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing
Author:Walker, Amy
Publication:CARING Newsletter
Geographic Code:1U5FL
Date:Sep 22, 2006
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