Well, we're back after our brief (non-)commercial break! Are you ready to explore some more informatics projects with me? Then get ready as we dive back in with our bite-size summaries of the final three project presentations…and if you're a tad confused or joining us for the first time, check out Part 1 to get caught up!
USING THE INFORMATICS TOOL EMERSE TO IDENTIFY CASES OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
In Identifying deep vein thrombosis cases using EMERSE, Carlton Moore, MD, MS, Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, discussed a hospital quality improvement (QI) project using Electronic MEdical Record Search Engine (EMERSE), an informatics tool used to search free-text clinical notes, to identify cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Collectively DVT and PE are known as venous thromboembolism, or VTE.