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Improving Patient Education at a Large Midwest Urban Orthopaedic Center

Laude, Kathleen; Buchholz, Susan Weber; Rodts, Mary

doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000327
Original Articles

A large Midwest urban orthopaedic center sought to improve dissemination and documentation of its education information given to its patients. A new electronic, partially automated patient education delivery system was implemented that disseminates and documents targeted patient education modules. The program triggers automatic dissemination of general education based on patient demographics. Surgical education modules are disseminated manually. The semiautomated electronic education program successfully placed the center in compliance with Stage 2 Meaningful Use and showed improved dissemination of educational materials. The orthopaedic center and patients would benefit from further review and intervention to increase patient compliance with education materials.

Kathleen Laude, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, Rush University, Chicago, IL.

Susan Weber Buchholz, PhD, RN, FAANP, Rush University, Chicago, IL.

Mary Rodts, DNP, CNP, ONC, FAAN, Rush University, Chicago, IL.

The authors of this article certify that they have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest nonfinancial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this article.

© 2017 National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses