Part IV – Mayo Clinic: Improving Strategic Supply with Trusted Data
How triggering automated workflows in EHR systems with accurate clinical data ensures patient safety and transparency.
Electronic medical (or health) records (EMR/EHRs) have had a positive effect on patient care and the work lives of healthcare providers. They can improve the ability to diagnose diseases and reduce — even prevent — medical errors. For example, the EMR/EHR keeps record of a patient’s medications or allergies and will automatically check for problems whenever a new medication is prescribed. If a potential conflict exists, the clinician will be alerted. Behind the scenes of course, are a series of workflows that ensure the data is accessible and highly accurate. Because we know that alerts within an EMR – which are designed to save a patient’s life – are only as good as the data that drives the alerts.
Mayo Clinic is devoted to providing the best care possible and continues its commitment working to build confidence in its product data. One of the main ways they are doing this is through product category standardization.
Mayo Clinic recently discussed this very same use case in a recent GS1 Healthcare Summit event. They detailed how Innovit’s Product Information Management (PIM) product was critical in triggering automated workflows in EHR systems with accurate clinical data to ensures patient safety and transparency.