October 23, 2019 – Lori Rutherford, Alberta Health Services and Laura T. Hall, Quest Diagnostics – Alberta Health Services is deploying an enterprise-wide, medical records search capability that unlocks the value of historical patient records with the potential to save lives and improve patient outcomes by radically reducing the time needed to retrieve critical patient information. The search capability also reduces the cost of retrospective cohort studies used by physicians to improve the standard of care.
This presentation will showcase the hospital’s journey to drive operational excellence for the CancerControl program. Digitizing paper records to enable contextual, key word searches drives process improvement and organizational efficiencies. The objective of this session is to share this journey such that other organizations can apply the same technologies, methodologies, and lessons learned.