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HiQuiPs: Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE ) – Using Health Informatics to Decrease Adverse Drug Events

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Your emergency department (ED) recently switched over to an electronic health system (EHR). While you slowly adjust your clinical workflow, you find all the dictating, clicking and typing cumbersome and “slows you down”. You wonder how this innovative technology seemingly has become the foremost barrier to your clinical care and how this technology could ever improve patient care? These frustrations and concerns are common sentiments as many EDs across the country are switching …

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CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series

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Introducing the CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series Evidence-based practice is critical for delivering quality emergency care, but with such a broad specialty identifying and recalling high-yield studies can be challenging. This is especially true for new EM learners, who are tasked with becoming evidence-informed while transitioning to practice. To make this process easier, CJEM recently published a survey-based study aimed at compiling “must know” papers for emergency medicine trainees. The study, conducted by Bazak …

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CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series – Prospective multicenter evaluation of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria

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As part of the MVP infographic series, this article features a study published by Kline et. al assessing the application of the PERC rule in the emergency department (ED). 1 At the time of this study, the authors noted that there was an increased frequency of testing for pulmonary embolism (PE) in the ED amongst very low risk patients.2 These patients would undergo CT angiograms which would often be negative leading to more …