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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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The system is heavily used

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  • Over 250 users
    • ED Staff including clinicians, registrars, and unit secretaries
    • Recently—hospitalists
    • Future—adjacent states, ambulatory settings
    • Between 70 and 95 percent of registered users used the system last month
    • Since May, 2006, 900,000 encounters; more than 80,000 lab tests per day
  • Our goal is 100% use
    • Records are currently sought on about 40% of ED visitors
    • For these visitors between 30 and 60% have information from other sites
  • Anecdotally, our system affects care
    • Impact on patients with chest pain
    • Avoidance of CTs and MRIs
    • Avoidance of admissions

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