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Use Your EHR for Falls Prevention

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Whitby, ON) is using their MEDITECH EHR for effective falls prevention. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched their new STEADI initiative—a set of tools and educational materials designed to help prevent falls among elderly patients and other high risk groups.  Likewise, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Accreditation Canada have provided a wealth of resources to assist clinicians with their falls prevention efforts.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Whitby, ON) is one healthcare organization that’s already using their MEDITECH EHR for effective falls prevention. According to Director of Professional Practice and Clinical Information Sanaz Riahi, RN, MSN, providers there are using clinical decision support and streamlined documentation for early identification of patients at risk, and improved communication among team members.