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Expedited Electronic Entry: A New Way to Manage Mass-Casualty Radiology Order Workflow

  • Kelly Bookman (a1) and Richard Zane (a1)

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One of the important tenets of emergency preparedness is that planning for disaster response should resemble standard operating procedure whenever possible. Electronic order entry has become part of the standard operating procedures of most institutions but many of these systems are either too cumbersome for use during a surge or can even be rendered non-functional during a sudden patient surge such as a mass-casualty incident (MCI). Presented here is an experience with delayed radiology order entry during a recent MCI and the after action programming of the system based on this real experience. In response to the after action analysis of the MCI, a task force was assigned to solve the MCI radiology order entry problem and a solution to streamline disaster image ordering was devised. A “browse page” was created that lists every x-ray and every CT scan that might be needed in such an event with all required information defaulted to “Disaster.” This created a way to order multiple images for any one patient, with 40% time saving over standard electronic order entry. This disaster radiology order entry solution is an example of the surge preparedness needed to promote patient safety and efficient care delivery as the widespread deployment of electronic health records and order entry continues across the United States.

BookmanK, ZaneR. Expedited Electronic Entry: A New Way to Manage Mass-Casualty Radiology Order Workflow. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013;28(4):1-2.

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Correspondence: Kelly Bookman, MD University of Colorado Denver Emergency Medicine 12401 E. 17th Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80045 USA E-mail kelly.bookman@ucdenver.edu

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Expedited Electronic Entry: A New Way to Manage Mass-Casualty Radiology Order Workflow

  • Kelly Bookman (a1) and Richard Zane (a1)

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