Our customers have published significant results achieved using MetaVision in peer-reviewed journals. Read abstracts of academic studies based on MetaVision.
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The Leapfrog Group focused on 3 practices that have tremendous potential to save lives by reducing preventable mistakes in hospitals. The authors describe these practices and how they served as a driving force to create a "virtual ICU" to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to all critically ill patients throughout the network. This article describes the process of planning and implementing the tele-intensivist program.Read Abstract Critical care patients reap the rewards of the tele-ICU MVcentral
A study at the Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, showed that after the implementation of MetaVision in their 25-bed ICU, all issues of legibility, completeness and traceability were eliminated, increasing the percentage of correctly prescribed drugs from 53% to 100%. For example, MetaVision reduced dose errors from 11.7% in handwritten prescriptions to 0% post-implementation and increased the traceability of prescribers from 31% on handwritten prescriptions to 100% after deployment.Read Abstract MetaVision CPOE significantly reduces prescribing errors and increases safety in the ICU at Papworth Hospital, UK
A study done by Paul Brousse Hospital in France shows that using MetaVision in their ICU cut clinician coding time in half, reduced billing errors by 72% and increased charge capture by nearly $300,000 per annum. The study evaluated the effects of using an Intensive Care Information System (ICIS) on the incidence of coding errors and its impact on the ICU budget allocated versus manual coding.Read Abstract Paul Brousse Hospital study shows that MetaVision reduces coding time and errors, delivering positive financial impact
A study done by The Johns Hopkins Hospital concludes that data provided by MetaVision can help optimise blood management, and has the potential to “enhance patient safety, reduce costs, and conserve blood, a valuable and scarce resource.” An analysis of data acquired by MetaVision revealed significant variation in blood usage among surgical services and surgical procedures, and among individual anaesthesiologists and surgeons. This data may be used for standardising transfusion practices and as the basis of a quality improvement program. Additionally, these findings can be used to predict intraoperative requirements, preventing the costly mistake of ordering more blood products than necessary.Read Abstract The Johns Hopkins Hospital study shows that MetaVision may be used to optimise the process of preoperative blood ordering
Massachusetts General Hospital performed a study which developed and internally validated an intraoperative predictive model for unplanned postoperative ICU use based on MetaVision data. The authors conclude, “Our study has demonstrated that it is feasible to use near real-time AIMS data to reliably identify patients who may require postoperative ICU care from those who do not.”Read Abstract Massachusetts General Hospital uses MetaVision to develop an intraoperative predictive model for unplanned postoperative intensive care use
Mechanical ventilation is often essential for patient care in the ICU, but can be associated with serious complications. Ventilator-associated lung injury is related to increased mortality and morbidity and should be prevented by applying lower tidal volumes (VT). Academic Medical Center in the Netherlands developed and implemented an active computerised decision support system (CDSS) using MetaVision that worked in two different ways: a consulting style that always shows the preferred VT, and in a critiquing style that shows the preferred VT only if VT is above the desired threshold. The hospital performed a prospective, off-on-off-on study to measure the effect of an active CDSS for these two communication styles, consulting and critiquing, on adherence to VT recommendations. The study found that the use of a CDSS in both communication styles improved the use of lower VTs for ventilated patients. When decision support was not sustained, adherence to low VT fell back to its original value. The consulting style was found to be slightly more effective than the critiquing style, which the study authors postulate may stem from the high frequency of showing reminders in this style and the relatively simple underlying guideline whereby display of the reminder prompts the clinician to check the VT and adjust it if required.Read Abstract MetaVision's active computerised decision support system helps improve adherence to a lower tidal volume mechanical ventilation strategy
A study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital examined the value of AIMS for facilitating handoffs between anaesthesiologists providers. The hospital embedded an intraoperative anaesthesia provider handoff checklist into MetaVision, which displays minute to minute information regarding the patient’s status. This integrated checklist provides accurate and comprehensive patient data and improves communication, satisfying the Joint Commission’s requirements for standardised handoff procedures.Read Abstract Barnes-Jewish Hospital meets Joint Commission requirements for handoffs with tool embedded in MetaVision
A study done at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Israel found that using context-sensitive mandatory fields in MetaVision was associated with high record completeness rate and data concordance, enabling complete anaesthesia records for 99.6% cases. Implementation of MetaVision was deemed successful by 98% of the anaesthesiologists, who found using MetaVision to be more comfortable than paper-based records. MetaVision’s usability was rated as high, and the forms’ design as comfortable.Read Abstract MetaVision delivers complete anaesthesia records for 99.6% cases at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
Macquarie University Hospital conducted an online survey examining how the ICU nurses feel about MetaVision, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. Specifically, the nurses’ perception is that the system enhances time management, increases time with patients as a result of less time spent charting, and reduces medication errors.Read Abstract MetaVision well-received by nurses at Macquarie University Hospital’s ICU
With the goal of making residents more involved with meeting their educational needs, Massachusetts General Hospital developed a program where residents choose their preferred OR case assignments. The system creates resident profiles, based on MetaVision records and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case logs, to facilitate attending review of case experience. MGH also developed an ACGME case-log visualisation tool in order to easily compare each resident’s experience to both case minimums and peer group averages. The study found that these decision support systems successfully distributed responsibility between residents and attending for creating appropriate assignments.Read Abstract MGH develops decision support systems for resident operating room assignments based on MetaVision