Optimizing the electronic health record in the parenteral nutrition workflow

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Surveys have shown that current electronic health record (EHR) systems are in need of functionality enhancement for safe and optimal delivery of PN” Vanek et al (2018).

Abstract:

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a complex therapeutic modality provided to neonates, children, and adults for various indications. Surveys have shown that current electronic health record (EHR) systems are in need of functionality enhancement for safe and optimal delivery of PN. This is a consensus statement from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists outlining some of the key challenges to prescribing, order review/verification, compounding, and administration of PN using EHRs today and is a call to action for clinicians and vendors to optimize their EHRs regarding the PN build and workflow.



Reference:

Vanek, V.W., Ayers, P., Kraft, M., Bouche, J.M., Do, V.T., Durham, C.W., Guenter, P., Hoggle, L., Kent, S., Lin, E.T., Molinar, L.S., Plogsted, S.W., Poehls, J.M., Turner, P. and Van Way, C.3rd. (2018) A call to action for optimizing the electronic health record in the parenteral nutrition workflow. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. July 31st. .

doi: 10.2146/ajhp180276.

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