Electronic Health Records: Clinical Decision Support Lessons Learned with Ebola and Zika for COVID-19 - April 7, 2020

With the current pandemic of Coronavirus, COVID-19, the global healthcare information technology community has again been challenged to provide evidence-based solutions to aid clinicians in quick, effective clinical guidance. Drs. Hoelscher and Hoelscher will discuss their original doctoral project as well as past interprofessional collaborative efforts between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to address prior infectious disease threats with the Ebola and Zika viruses. This previous work resulted in significant model development and best practices for an all-hazards approach to fully utilizing health IT resources to minimize risk to the public. The presenters will share how the historical responses to the Zika and Ebola viruses helped to map clinical workflows and rapidly deploy clinical decision support in a large integrated health system in Texas in response to COVID-19.

“MedBiquitous Community Connection” is a series of free one-hour webinars featuring health professions educators and technology innovators from around the globe. “MedBiquitous Community Connection” provides a forum for community experts to share how digital technologies are promoting improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education. A portion of each webinar will reserve time for a brief Q&A session, allowing attendees the opportunity to dialogue with guest speakers.

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