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Cummins MR, Ranade-Kharkar P, Johansen C
Simple workflow changes enable effective patient identity matching in poison control.
In this study, to increase the documentation of patient identifiers by the Utah Poison Control Center (PCC), the authors (1) adapted documentation practices to enable more complete and consistent documentation, and (2) implemented staff training to improve collection of identifiers. The investigators found that compared with the same time period in 2016, the Utah PCC showed an increase of 27% (p < 0.001) in collection of birth date for cases referred to a health care facility, while improvements in the collection of other identifiers ranged from 0 to 8%.
Citation: Cummins MR, Ranade-Kharkar P, Johansen C . Simple workflow changes enable effective patient identity matching in poison control. Appl Clin Inform 2018 Jul;9(3):553-57. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667000..
Keywords: Workflow, Health Information Exchange (HIE)