“Knowledge Program” Enriches EMR with Patient Input (Video)
An initiative that encourages patients to enter information on their own condition into portable tablet devices is enhancing the electronic medical record and putting big data to use.
Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute’s Knowledge Program has captured health status measure (HSM) data from nearly 2 million patient visits. At every outpatient visit, HSMs are administered to patients electronically, while providers report outcomes as part of usual medical documentation. These data are aggregated with information from Cleveland Clinic’s EMR-embedded care paths and condition-specific mobile apps, to optimize clinical decision-making, quality improvement and research opportunities.
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The creator of the Knowledge Program, cerebrovascular specialist Irene Katzan, MD, received Cleveland Clinic’s prestigious F. Mason Sones Innovation Award for 2014. The award is named for the innovator whose discovery of moving cine-coronary angiography at Cleveland Clinic launched the modern era of cardiovascular care.