Cirrhosis Care Path

Care Paths are an advanced form of clinical decision support available in the Connect Care clinical information system. They aid clinical workflows by providing clinicians with simple and intuitive recommendations delivered via Best Practice Advisories (BPAs). These consider patients' results, medications and health status to help align care with evidence-informed practice guidelines. Care Paths also include a wide range of documentation and ordering tools. These help clinicians track patients' progress and provide individualized care at key milestones in a chronic disease journey.

The Cirrhosis Care Path promotes multidisciplinary coordination of a patient’s health care, with the objective of improving care across the continuum from acute, community and primary care. An initial focus relates to patients admitted with cirrhosis as a primary (principal) problem or as an active hospital problem. The Care Path includes components in three categories:

Documentation Supports

Decision Supports

Inquiry Supports

At this time, the cirrhosis care documentation supports are available to clinicians. Other Care Path components are expected to release in early 2024.

Key Features

Care Path Utilization

Care Paths have been shown to reduce unhelpful practice variation, prescribing errors, length of stay, readmission rates, patient mortality, and healthcare costs. They also improve patient follow-up with primary care providers, specialists, and specialty clinics. 

Care Path feedback metrics are designed to help clinicians recognize missed opportunities for leveraging the potential positive impact of these tools.

Available metrics are found in Meaningful Use Dashboards:

Education Modules

The first course noted below is also integrated into the second larger module listed, with additional information on AECOPD diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment options. Both courses are available in MyLearningLink (MLL).