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Elevating Quality Patient Care by Optimizing the EHR & Cultivating Collaborative Leadership
Essentia Health

Elevating Quality Patient Care by Optimizing the EHR & Cultivating Collaborative Leadership

Essentia Health utilizes clinical decision support tools, streamlined internal integration, and collaborative teams, including their Physician Informatics Group, to enhance the quality of patient care through their EHR.

Created in partnership with Essentia Health

Publish Date: 12/21/2023

Cost to Implement:  $$ - Budgeted Cost

Time to Implement:  6 - 12 Months

Program Goals

  • Optimize the use of the EHR to improve the quality of patient care

Organization Outcomes

  • 96th percentile for provider agreement that the EHR enables quality care

Collaborative-Verified Best Practices

  • Shared Ownership and Governance

Keys to Success

  • Ensure patient data is accessible without unnecessary clutter that could impede efficiency
  • Create a physician informatics team to optimize the EHR and streamline workflows

What Essentia Health Did

Essentia Health’s (Essentia) success in enabling quality care through EHR is driven by a combination of factors, including the effective utilization of BPAs, a commitment to EHR optimization, streamlined clinical workflows, strong physician and informatics engagement, and a culture that prioritizes patient care and quality. They have established committees to oversee the integration of clinical decision support tools and have a proactive approach to EHR improvement, guided by physician informatics experts and partnerships with nursing informatics teams.

How Essentia Health Did It

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