Centre for health services research: Do we really nee that mandatory data field?

Presented by Dr Marianne Kirrane, Staff Specialist in Intensive Care and Medical Lead, Digital Metro North, MNHHS

Your Director comes to you as she’s been alerted that your clinical unit’s rate of patients with pulmonary
emboli has increased. You confirm that is correct but how do you get the information you need quickly
enough to minimize ongoing harm?

Should we be using electronic medical records to collect non-numerical data to inform our findings
quickly? As we move towards real time reporting how do we ensure our busy clinicians are documenting
the right information at the right time and in the right place? Are mandatory data fields the key?


Tuesday 24 September 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm 
Video Conferenced from Seminar Room 2003