In addition to health outcomes research, the CPO is intimately involved in the development and implementation of information technology, including mobile technologies, to improve clinical practice and increase compliance. For example, with the infrastructure and guidance of NewYork-Presbyterian IT leadership and staff, the CPO developed and implemented a mobile pain application to alert dedicated providers when a patient in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) is in severe pain. With an average treatment time of less than 10 minutes, this application has been shown to reduce the time a patient is in severe pain in the PACU. In addition, with grant funding from Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII) and in collaboration with Cornell Tech and Technion, the CPO Research Team and department collaborators have developed a system that uses sophisticated computational models to synthesize various clinical parameters measured during patient care into a global assessment of patient condition in real time. Furthermore, to improve clinical care, the CPO has been involved in the development and implementation of ~12 paging alert systems designed to improve documentation and thereby, billing compliance.
The CPO has provided crucial support utilizing sophisticated technologies to several departmental and institutional projects.
- Paging Alerts
- Pain APP
- Executive Business Dashboard