COPD Care Path
Care paths are an advanced form of clinical decision support available in the Connect Care clinical information system. They guide goal-based management of health conditions across person, place and time by exposing key information and recommendations and promoting evidence-informed care. Grounded on evidence-based clinical pathway care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the objective of the COPD care path is to improve care across the continuum from hospital admission through discharge into community settings. An initial focus relates to patients admitted with acute exacerbations of COPD.
Expression of the COPD care path in Connect Care includes different types of integrated clinical content:
"Best Practice Advisories" (BPAs) analyze patient information and bring important considerations or recommendations