The Audit reporting tool is extremely easy to use and share with clinicians.
It provides results in graphic form that has been extremely well received by hundreds
of emergency physicians.
Following implementation of the tool, TSG has
seen striking changes in emergency departments. The number of patients discharged
with abnormal vitals signs drops drastically. Risk factor analysis for coronary
artery disease, thoracic aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism and many other
conditions increases from completely unacceptable compliance to near 100%. Quality
of care increases, and practitioners begin to take advantage of diagnostic opportunities.
recommends that the Audit be run within the emergency department quality improvement
program in order to keep information confidential and protected from discovery.
In addition, we recommend that institutions utilizing the Audit develop policy
with regard to input and use of data relative to HIPAA confidentiality requirements.