Think Research is proud to partner with University Hospital Galway in Ireland to launch a pilot Electronic Patient Order Sets project – the first of its kind in the country.
As the main acute hospital in Galway, Ireland, the University Hospital Galway (UHG) provides most acute medical services for the city and region and it is one of the major academic teaching hospitals in Ireland. Their Emergency Department (ED) is the regional centre for accident and emergency services in the Health Service Executive West, treating on average 65,000 patients each year, and it is one of the busiest EDs in the state.
In 2009, UHG opened a Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) to help bypass their ED bottleneck and improve both care and efficiency. While the MAU has been effective in streamlining coordination of staff and patients, the Hospital sought further operational improvements.
Working with Think Research, UHG implemented Electronic Patient Order Sets throughout the MAU to solve many of the standardization and workflow challenges faced by the department’s clinicians, and adoption so far has been promising. Read the full case study here.