Taming the Beast Webinar Recording Available

LogicStream Health, in conjunction with Texas Health Resources, presented ‘Taming the Beast: CDS Knowledge Management’ August 10, 2016. Dr. Luis Saldaña, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources, along with Maxine Ketcham, Clinical Decision Support Analyst, Texas Health Resources, Kanan Garg, Senior Applications Analyst, Texas Health Resources and Patrick Yoder, CEO and Co-founder of LogicStream Health, presented LogicStream’s solution for optimizing EHR content. Optimization is the first step health systems take in fully implementing highly reliable healthcare through Clinical Process Measurement.

The 60-minute recording of the Taming the Beast webinar is accessible by completing the form on this page.

As healthcare organizations become more reliant on clinical decision support (CDS), new challenges have emerged. Staying abreast of rapidly evolving clinical knowledge that doubles every three to five years is a major challenge for all health systems. The increased dependence on clinical knowledge as decision-making transitions from observation and intuition to reliance on patient-specific data in the context of scientific evidence is an additional challenge.

This presentation examines the systematic process for managing CDS assets designed by Texas Health Resources (THR) that was capable of identifying broken alerts and trends indicating technical or clinical issues, modifying order sets, and retiring tools that have outlived their usefulness. The key to THR’s success was deployment of the LogicStream Platform. LogicStream enables trending over time and allows users to drill down into specific data points.

The library of clinical content at health systems of all sizes continues to expand. With that expansion comes more difficulty in managing and updating the content in order to optimize it for clinicians. Optimization is the first step in Clinical Process Measurement. Once the content has been optimized, organizations can move into measuring the adoption of standardized care and determining the impacts of the care that’s being delivered on patient outcomes.