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- Appropriate thromboprophylaxis is a pressing issue across the united states and the rate of VTE at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is higher than hospitals of similar complexity.
- A new tool was created for our EPIC EMR, the VTE Merli Index, that provided at a glance and detailed feedback regarding VTE prophylaxis status
- Prior to implementation of the index, we studied its ease of use. Our goal was to show the tool would decrease the amount of time and number of clicks required to interrogate the EMR for relevant VTE information by at least 50%.
quality improvement, EPIC, VTE index tool, prophylaxis
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Kloo, MD, Juergen and Riggio, MD, Jeffrey, "Stopping Clots While Saving Time: Creating an EPIC Index for a Vital Daily Task" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 127.