Abington Memorial Hospital Adopts Evidence-Based Clinical Documentation System
Abington Memorial Hospital, located in the Philadelphia suburb of Abington, has long been a leader when it comes to harnessing technology to improve the quality of care. Beginning in 2001, the 600-bed acute care hospital began installing a computerized physician order entry system to minimize adverse drug events and improve overall efficiency. Within a year, 93 percent of physician orders were being made through the system and the hospital was reaping the benefits of the application’s advanced decision support tools, which alerted clinicians to a wide range of patient risks and needs.
Now Abington Memorial Hospital has taken the next step by introducing Elsevier Care Planning, a comprehensive EHR-based interprofessional care planning and clinical documentation system, developed by Elsevier. By using Care Planning, embedded with the Care Planning Guidelines, the hospital is delivering the latest guidance for more than 200 patient conditions directly to clinicians at the patient’s bedside as part of the automated clinical documentation system.