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:
Staggered migration to “Cupid” structured reporting.
Staggered migration to “Cupid” structured reporting
Installed real-time location system to enable intelligent workflow redesign and optimization.
Computer Information Support System
Computer information system support is shared across multiple teams within Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare:
Partners eCare (PeC) build and clinical content team. Partners eCare refers to the initiative to implement a shared electronic health record (EHR) system at all Partners HealthCare-affiliated academic medical centers, hospitals, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and home health providers by 2017. It builds off the industry-leading Epic software and, once fully-functional, will support more than 60,000 clinical and administrative professionals.
Partners Information Systems (departmental systems group)
Cardiovascular Medicine division systems administrators for catheter laboratory and electrophysiology laboratory
Biomedical devices supported by BWH Biomedical Engineering and PeC Biomedical Device Integration teams