Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable hospital death. National guidelinesrecommend VTE prophylaxis for all medical patients not at low risk. Several VTE risk prediction models have been developed, but no US [...]
Is objective mobility data associated with pharmacologic venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use among hospitalized older adults?
Background: Clinical practice guidelines state that mobility is supposed to play an important role in determining use and duration of pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis. This study examines whether measured mobility levels relate to pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis [...]
THE EFFECTS OF A SUITE OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO IMPROVE INPATIENT SAFETY ON PROCESSES OF CARE
Background: Health information technology (HIT) has the potential to decrease rates of hospital-acquired conditions. The Patient Safety Learning Lab (PSLL) developed a suite of HIT tools to engage patients, families, and providers in identifying, assessing, [...]
Utilizing Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) to perform a Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement Initiative
Background: Despite strong performance on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Core Measures, our institutional approach to VTE prophylaxis placed significant burden on providers through frequent automated alerts. Within our Electronic Medical Record (EMR), provider alerts triggered when [...]