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One Key Question to Help Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

How can we make discussions about women’s pregnancy goals more brief, straightforward, and effective? The Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health has done just that.

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UPMC Reduces Risk of Medication-Induced Birth Defects

To cut down on the risk of a woman becoming pregnant while taking a medication that the FDA has identified as a cause of birth defects, UPMC implemented a set of Epic tools.

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Institute for Family Health Screens 90% of Patients for Depression

The Institute for Family Health in New York has teamed up with the Zero Suicide initiative to screen as many of their primary care patients as possible for symptoms of depression.

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Lakeland Health Prevents Hemorrhages in Labor and Delivery

As of May 2016, 82% of obstetric patients at Lakeland Health had undergone a hemorrhage risk assessment and 98% had their blood pressure taken within 15 minutes of arrival.

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High-Risk Opioid Prescriptions Fall 72% at Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Using the EHR, Kaiser Permanente Southern California drastically reduced the number of opioid prescriptions physicians write.

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Parkland Uses Epic to Screen Patients for Suicide Risk

In 2015, Parkland Health in Dallas, Texas implemented a universal assessment program in Epic that has helped clinicians identify and treat suicide risk in thousands of patients.

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Using Care Everywhere Can Reduce ED Visit Time by Almost One Hour

Researchers found that data requested using Care Everywhere was received 58.5 minutes faster, on average, than data requested using more traditional methods.

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Cedars-Sinai Study Shows Catheter Safeguards Save Lives and Money

A recent study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows that, on average, catheter safety protocols reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) by 57%.

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