CARING meeting conference report.
An enthusiastic Central Florida
Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. CARING group met once again on Sept. 15 at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Florida Longwood is a city in Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 13,745 at the 2000 census. As of 2006, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 13,529 . . Guest speaker, Sue Prince RN, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , 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 APRP Adaptive Pattern Recognition Processing (Convera)
APrP A Priori Probability ) at HH. These electronic tools track meaningful real-time data Real-time data denotes information that is delivered immediately after collection. There is no delay in the timeliness of the information provided.
Some uses of this term confuse it with the term dynamic 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.
The Central Florida CARING group was also fortunate to have two nurses from the Orlando Regional Healthcare Orlando Regional Healthcare is a system of non-profit hospitals serving the Greater Orlando area. There are nine hospitals in the system in six locations.
The headquarters for the system are located on the campus of Orlando Regional Medical Center south of Downtown Orlando, 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 oncology nurse Nursing A nurse specialized in treating and caring for people with cancer Salary $53K + 2% bonus. See Oncology. 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.