. "Appendix B: Meeting and Site Visit Agendas and Site Visit Methodology." Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
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Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions
10-minute overview of their key messages, leaving the majority of each time block for interactive exploration. Where possible, hosts arranged for committee visitors to shadow care providers engaged in workday activities (e.g., on rounds, at the central nursing station). Shadowing teams were generally composed of one health care provider and one computer scientist (and one staff person), so that teams could operate in parallel.
Information requested in pre-visit reading material included:
Organization “facts” (FTEs, admissions, visits, research dollars, and so on)
Health care organization's organizational chart
Health care organization's strategic plan
IT organization chart
Information management or IT strategic plan
Information system inventory
Information technology architecture or standards specifications
Most recent wired survey responses
Last joint commission visit report
During each visit, the committee visitors sought to see or to hear about as many of the following facility components as possible:
Question and answer sessions
Chief quality/safety officer
Bed control, transfer center, life flight
Emergency room to inpatient, outpatient to operating room to intensive care unit to intermediate care
Medication reconciliation, outpatient to inpatient to outpatientMedication reconciliation, outpatient to inpatient to outpatient