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    Innovation 214 Overview

    Purpose

    The Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) is largely a text-based system. The use of ‘pick lists’ in CPRS makes it very easy to open the wrong patient’s record. The purpose of this innovation project is to improve the ability of clinicians to visually authenticate the identity of the patient by adding a picture of the patient into CPRS.

    Visual authentication will help reduce errors in written progress notes, medications, and test ordering that can result from opening the wrong patient record.

    Approach

    This innovation will develop an application to actively display a photo of the patient at the center of the CPRS and Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) face page and as a menu-bar thumbnail on all subsequent screens. If there is no patient picture residing in the file, a generic male or female image will appear, prompting the administrative personnel or the clinician to have the patient’s picture taken.

    Goal(s)

    1. Develop a functional prototype in the Innovations Sandbox
    2. Assess the impact of picture availability by surveying primary care staff and comparing the number of medical errors related to choosing the wrong patient record before and after implementation

    Related

    NSR Number: 122665, submitted 11/20/2012

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