CarePaths for Evidence-based Medicine Introducing a robust methodology to create point of care decision support
CarePaths – A Decision Support, Surveillance and Management Tool
integrated with EHR workflow.
CarePaths – Heart Failure is a comprehensive management tool for inpatient, ambulatory and ED workflows related to patients who have Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (Systolic Heart Failure). The tool identifies clinical practice and knowledge gaps, provides treatment advice, and educates clinicians to properly manage cardiovascular patients per peer-reviewed guidelines, as, for example, AHA/ACC/HFSA guidelines related to the management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients and AHA/ACC/HFSA and Heart Rhythm Society guidelines related to the reduction of sudden cardiac death and all-cause mortality in HFrEF patients. Hiteks supports configuration of the algorithms included so that they are client-specific, although the solution comes with a preset library of guidelines including those for Prevention & Screening, Monitoring, Evaluation, Treatment and Dose Titration. Outcomes are measured so that the system can identify improvement and reduction of variation of care to improve the clinical and financial Key Performance Indicators. Pharmacy optimization and clinical management can be achieved through a single, EHR-integrated application that provides timely and patient-specific advice, as shown in these 2 videos:
Clinical Decision Support through Insight Care Pathways:
Pharmacy Optimization programs to maximize dosage or provide additional point of care suggestions about medication management to clinicians can be implemented through CarePaths. Existing pharmacy programs which rely on partly manual, partly automated algorithms to assess each patient can be fully automated with pharmacy-sanctioned advice sent directly to certain physician types (i.e. Cardiologists, Hospitalists, Primary Care, etc.) on the right patients in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.
Other clinical optimization areas being developed include:
Back Pain Management
Oncology Biomarker Testing