Date

9-2015

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

M.B.I.

Department

Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is a universal healthcare problem in pediatrics that often requires time-­‐sensitive treatment to prevent irreversible neurologic sequelae. Although providers have guidelines for the effective management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, there is great variation in the proper execution of these guidelines. Clinical decision support systems embedded into electronic health records have been shown to improve clinician adherence to guidelines and improve patient care. This capstone project outlines how to develop such a clinical decision support system for the management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in the emergency department and inpatient settings. To develop the system, the current guidelines and institutional clinical pathways and workflows were reviewed, and then use cases, Boolean logic and test cases were designed. The results of this capstone project provide a blueprint for the development of an electronic decision support tool. The challenges of putting this tool into practice and next steps for extending this work are also discussed.

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M42R3QMX

School

School of Medicine

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.