Reducing EMR Burden and Improving Outcomes

Background

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the leading professional organization promoting the highest quality of emergency care and serving as the leading advocate for emergency physicians and their patients. Representing more than 38,000 emergency physicians, emergency medicine residents, and medical students, ACEP works to develop evidence-based clinical policies, education and training, and a host of other activities related to the advancement of emergency medicine. ACEP uniquely understands the burden emergency clinicians face daily: patients are new, unscheduled, and high volume, the pattern of care is variable and almost unnavigable, data discovery is onerous, and hospital EMR's are packed with poorly designed protocols, and is actively working to address these concerns.

Why BPM+ Health?

Without the right protocol-development model, we risk adding clinician burden and adversely affect the momentum around digital transformation. So, we searched for a model with key characteristics:

  • Human and Machine Readable
  • Defined Scope
  • Market Viability
  • Scalability
  • Cross-Specialty Appeal

Business Process Management Plus (BPM+) is the ideal model because it has these characteristics.