November 21, 2017

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By: Roger Beharry Lall

At Think Research, we develop knowledge-based tools that empower clinicians to deliver the best evidence-based care, driving better patient outcomes. We’re driven by our mission to help organize the world’s health information so that everyone gets the best care. This manifests itself in many ways, but one great example of how we’re helping to improve healthcare is through our Order Set solution, which helps clinicians save the time and energy it takes to accurately interpret and align medical recommendations. It aims to help each patient get the highest quality care through standardization.

Think Research is proud to be working with nearly a hundred hospitals across the province to standardize best practices, reduce medical errors and provide real-time analytics through digital technology. One of our recent deployments was at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). Their successful adoption has brought dramatic improvements and has even garnered local press coverage on Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, Canadian Healthcare Technology, and TBRHSC.

“Order Sets are the roadmap to a patient’s stay, so it’s pretty important stuff” says Keith Taylor, the chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at TBRHSC. Think Research was thrilled to host Keith at our downtown Toronto office, where he shared with all of our developers, clinical research, implementation, and administrative staff the successes and highlights of recently introducing Think Research’s technology into TBRHSC. The Order Set deployment will include hip fractions, knee and hip replacements, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community-acquired pneumonia. He says, “the move to digital Order Sets will improve efficiencies and outcomes at TBRHSC.”

TBRHSC’s Chief of Staff echoes these positive sentiments, saying,  “Digital Order Sets find the right balance between efficiency and accessibility. Physicians having increased and convenient access to standardized, evidence-based best practices will help improve patient safety.” TBRHSC has plans to expand and adopt new departments and additional conditions as Think Research expands our Order Sets.

Are you sharing best practices within your network? Could your clinic or hospital benefit from using digitized Order Sets or QBPs? Have you deployed the best clinical tools successfully across all departments to benefit both patients and improve your efficiency?