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J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Jun;32(3):1458-1463. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2017.11.002. Epub 2017 Nov 4.

Perioperative Information Systems: Opportunities to Improve Delivery of Care and Clinical Outcomes in Cardiac and Vascular Surgery.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Electronic address: Robert.e.freundlich@vanderbilt.edu.
2
Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics, and Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Abstract

A variety of existing perioperative informatics tools offer clinicians and researchers the opportunity to improve the delivery of care and clinical outcomes for patients undergoing cardiac and vascular surgery. Many of these tools can be used to improve the reliability of the care delivery process through the application of clinical decision support tools and/or quality improvement methodologies at a number of junctures. In this review, the authors will offer a concise overview of the existing perioperative informatics literature, with a focus on tools considered to be of utility in confronting the unique challenges inherent to cardiac and vascular surgery. The authors also highlight areas that they believe are of interest for future targeted inquiry.

KEYWORDS:

clinical decision support; database research anesthesiology; information management systems; perioperative informatics

PMID:
29229258
PMCID:
PMC6138876
[Available on 2019-06-01]
DOI:
10.1053/j.jvca.2017.11.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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