The Cardiovascular Informatics Program is focused on optimizing clinical and administrative staff workflow and data accessibility/interpretability for research and quality improvement. This is done through improved computer information systems, including online medical record technology easily shared among physicians and patients.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has a robust history of internal developments in information technology at the enterprise, site and division level. In 2015, BWH transitioned from our internally-developed inpatient and outpatient information systems to integrated, electronic health information technology developed by Epic Systems Corp. This new, fully integrated clinical and administrative information system across the Partners HealthCare enterprise pulls together all existing systems, such as patient scheduling and research databases; clinical systems for doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and other care providers; systems for lab technologists, pharmacists, and radiologists; and billing systems for insurers.
Informatics improvements in cardiovascular care at BWH include the following areas:
Computer information system support is shared across multiple teams within Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare:
Amy Leigh Miller, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Inpatient Clinical Services
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