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Keynote Speaker: Ed ...

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Keynote Speaker: Ed Septimus, M.D., F.I.D.S.A, F.A.C.P, F.S.H.E.A. Dr. Septimus is an internationally recognized expert in antimicrobial stewardship. He is also Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services with HCA Healthcare System.


OnlineLearning Magazine - Do no harm

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Edward Septimus , medical director of infectious diseases at Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System , says his hospital system hopes to implement some sort of diagnostic support in the next two or three years.We may want to put some of this information on the computer just to make sure physicians don't forget anything , he says.

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OnlineLearning Magazine - Do no harm

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Edward Septimus , medical_director of infectious diseases at Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System , says his hospital system hopes to implement some sort_of diagnostic support in the next two or three years.We may want to put some of this information on the computer just to make sure physicians don't forget anything , he says.


Advance for Health Information Executives Online | Articles of Interest | Outcomes Management

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You need physician champions that the medical staff respects, according to Ed Septimus, MD, medical director for infectious diseases, pharmacy services and occupational health at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, which has made evidence-based medicine a core strategy.

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Administration/corporate must walk the talk' on this issue, both by example as well as in regard to funding, said Septimus.Also, they must develop a long-term partnership with physicians.Both the hospital and physicians depend on each other for success.In the past it was more us vs. them.'.
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Investing in information systems is critical for success in outcomes management, said Septimus.Already, the information infrastructure saves time and cost in data collection and lends structure to data for outcomes measurement.
what be next? do not forget about cost data.
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Septimus added, we be doing a pretty good job of obtaining hospital data, but a much poorer job in tracking outpatient information and long term outcomes.An interactive system with computer order entry and pharmacy, etc., all linked together to avoid prescribing errors, provide feedback and encourage best practices is definitely in the future.
So, how do you know you be getting outcomes management right? Watts summed it up this way : you be on the right track when good information is giving you a platform for timely discussion about prognosis and treatment of the patient ; when there is crisp, accurate, helpful communication with patients or their families ; and when we are being attentive to the cost and utilization issues in rolling out their care..


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Without this interface , hand calculation of a continued on page 3 New APACHE/CareVue Interface Helps Cut ICU Costs , Save Lives You asked for it , you got it , say APACHE 2000 User Group Governing Committee Co-Chairs Edward Septimus , MD , and Candy Marx , RN , in describing this year's conference.

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Septimus is medical_director , infectious dis- ease/occupational health , at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston ; Marx is APACHE coordinator at Shawnee_Mission Medical Center in Shawnee_Mission , Kan. Get ready to laugh , learn from others' success- es and challenges , master new skills and network with your peers . . . right in the heart of Washing- ton , D.C. Planned with the help of the Governing Committee , the 2000 APACHE User Group Con- ference will cover a broad range of topics and is designed to meet APACHE user requests.

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