Inspiring Care Plans

When:  Feb 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CT)
Few documentation requirements evoke more frustration than care plans. Nurses struggle to complete them and often times feel it is just another task that does not improve patient care. At Kalispell Regional Medical Center, a Care Plan committee developed a valuable, efficient and multi-disciplinary workflow to address these frustrations. The committee comprised of nursing, case management, therapy, and pharmacy members reviewed the current workflow in the MEDITECH 6.15 environment with the goal of finding a multi-disciplinary methodology which care providers could use effectively. The acronym INSPIRE summarizes the goals of the build: 
• Intuitive 
• No Duplication 
• Streamlined 
• Patient Story 
• Interdisciplinary 
• Relevant 
• Efficient workflow 

The new workflow optimizes MEDITECH functionality by ensuring that care providers can easily track progress to achieve the desired goals in the electronic medical record. A clinical panel with additional information as determined by the needs of the provider can be built to encourage physicians to be a part of the care planning process. Staff are embracing the new workflow and adding to it by developing unit-specific “helps”. Quality approved the new workflows and everyone is excited about doing work that adds to the patient story, is not duplicative, and is meaningful to patient care. 

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to: 
  • compare previous MEDITECH 6.15 Care Plan Workflow with current modified functionality.
  • explain outcome customization utilizing available functionality to attach unique assessments.
  • identify customized goals and outcomes in the EMR demonstrating patient progress.

Presenter: Sandi Heine, Clinical Systems Educator, Kalispell Regional Medical Center 



This session provides one continuing nursing education (CNE) credit hour.

MUSE International is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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