Innovative Approach to Data Collection Improves NICU Outcomes

Dr. Rhein

Recognizing that their process for data collection was less efficient and potentially delaying their ability to make timely decisions when caring for critically ill infants, Lawrence Rhein, MD, chief of neonatology, gathered a work group of clinical and technical experts. The team identified opportunities for improvement; develop solutions to streamline the way data was collected; cut down on the time it took to transfer data; and eliminate manual extraction in order to reduce the risk of error. The team was recently recognized for their innovative approach to solving this issue by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in a recent blog post. Read article.

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