Presentation on theme: "September, 2005What IHE Delivers 1 Todd Rothenhaus, MD FACEP American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Department Referral."— Presentation transcript:
September, 2005What IHE Delivers 1 Todd Rothenhaus, MD FACEP American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Department Referral
2 Emergency Department Referral Value Proposition Nearly 5000 EDs in US Significant percentage of ED visits are referrals Shortage of critical health data for emergency department patients Need to improve communication of intended patient care plans to ED providers and ensure that no pertinent data is lost Streamline workflow by obviating telephone calls between busy clinicians
3 Emergency Department Referral Scope EHR system capable of creating a care record summary would be capable of creating a referral package for a receiving system The emergency department information systems (EDIS) will need to retrieve and read and display this data.
4 Emergency Department Referral Use Case 1. Health care provider determines that a patient needs to go to the ED 2. Provider creates an ED referral package using his or her EHR 3. Upon arrival, the ED provider identifies the patient as a referral 4. The posted referral package is imported into the Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) Provide access to critical health information to ED information systems in a standard manner.