Dr Naren Gunja

Chief Medical Information Officer Western Sydney Local Health District

Digital Healthcare Day One: Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

4:00 PM Lessons Learned from a Unique Patient-Centred EMR Roll-Out Model at One of the Busiest Emergency Departments in NSW

Sepsis is a life-threatening disease and cause of significant in-hospital morbidity and mortality. As an Australian-first in Western Sydney, the eMR Enhance team developed the Emergency Department (ED) sepsis alert system; a valuable tool for the early identification of patients suitable for the sepsis pathway that issued 2,154 alerts for 2,075 patients in a three month analysis. Learn how the:

  • Unique patient-centred EMR roll-out model improved patient tracking, workflow documentation, medication safety and patient discharge
  • ED sepsis alert systems serves as a safety net tool and compliments ED clinician judgment in the diagnosis and early treatment of septic patients
  • ED staff required training of triage nurses and doctors to change behaviour and act on the alert system, with further refinement of the algorithm to improve its predictive value post-implementation

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