Admit2Discharge

Notifying community case managers/ care coordinators of their clients’ hospitalization at point of admit can allow better client centered discharge planning to occur. Utilizing healthcare technology to identify and facilitate this notification is a practical application of these tools. This video describes one such intervention pilot by Olmsted County Public Health working within the SE MN Beacon Community of Practice. The focus of this Beacon Community of Practice is to improve patient outcomes through the utilization of healthcare technology in an environment of strong collaboration utilizing best practices.

Medication Reconciliation

Consuming and parsing medications from electronic documents received from other institutions can assist community based providers such as local public health agencies or home care agencies in better understanding which medications to expect to find while conducting a medication reconciliation with their clients. Furthermore, transferring these consumed medications into the local medical record will speed the process and likely improve accuracy during the medication reconciliation allowing the healthcare professional to focus more upon the needs of the client. This video describes an approach piloted by Olmsted County Public Health in PH-Doc working within the SE MN Beacon Community of Practice. The focus of this Beacon Community of Practice is to improve patient outcomes through the utilization of healthcare technology in an environment of strong collaboration utilizing best practices.

Video of “Pee-Wee” that was discharged – at home was taking ‘new’ medications and ‘old’ medications

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  1. Pingback: How is eHealth Impacting Public Health Case Management? « NACCHO Talks – ePublic Health Informatics

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