UVA Well being has earned a nationwide “Most Wired” award for its superior use of know-how to bolster high-quality affected person care.
The award relies on a nationwide survey of greater than 38,000 well being organizations by the Faculty of Healthcare Data Administration Executives (CHIME), which assesses the adoption, integration and impression of applied sciences in healthcare. On a scale of 1-10, CHIME rated UVA Well being a Degree 8 group, with its greatest scores coming within the classes of medical high quality & security, interoperability & inhabitants administration, infrastructure and safety.
“This award is the results of our group’s engagement and motivation to excel in all areas,” stated Robin Parkin, UVA Well being’s chief data & know-how officer. “I’m very happy with all our well being data know-how groups, and I need to thank our nice companions all through UVA Well being who drive and embrace know-how to enhance our healthcare operations and outcomes.”
Expertise is utilized in a number of how at UVA Well being to reinforce affected person care and shield sufferers’ well being. For instance, medical doctors use synthetic intelligence to foretell which pediatric sufferers’ circumstances might worsen, in addition to establish sufferers in danger for harmful sepsis. Sepsis happens when the physique’s immune system overreacts to an an infection, inflicting dangerous irritation that may result in tissue injury, organ failure and even loss of life.
A sturdy data know-how system is essential to Fortify Youngsters’s Well being, a pediatric care community co-founded by UVA Well being and Youngsters’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters to work along with group suppliers in efforts to restrict prices and supply high-quality affected person care.
Within the coming months, UVA Well being will implement a brand new instrument to attach sufferers with assets and group organizations, resembling meals banks, that may assist tackle sufferers’ social determinants of well being. In response to the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Sources, social determinants of well being “are the circumstances within the environments the place persons are born, reside, be taught, work, play, worship and age” that have an effect on their well being.
“Our group is at all times exploring new ways in which know-how will be harnessed to assist present higher look after our sufferers,” Parkin stated.