Clinicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California have begun transitioning from their homegrown infobutton search application to Thomson Healthcare’s InfoButton Access, which is designed to improve clinical performance and adherence to industry standards.
InfoButton Access is an internet or intranet-based and context-aware knowledge search and retrieval technology that integrates easily with clinical information systems. Infobuttons facilitate immediate access to evidence-based knowledge within clinicians’ workflow at the point of care, helping them to quickly find answers to patient care questions.
InfoButton Access from Thomson Healthcare will provide Cedars-Sinai physicians and other clinicians with patient-specific and context-sensitive links from medications, laboratory tests and other data that appear in a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) to relevant drug, health and disease management and laboratory test knowledge.
This rapid access to vital information can help avert adverse drug events, improve the use of laboratory testing and results interpretation, and optimize disease treatment strategies – ultimately resulting in improved outcomes.
InfoButton Access is being implemented within Cedars Sinai’s homegrown application, the Web Viewing System, a browser-based portal to the clinical data repository that stores acute care and ambulatory patient information from the hospital’s ancillary systems.