Mount Sinai uses Epic checklist to reduce surgical ICU mortality by 28%

Since New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System transitioned from a paper checklist to one in its EHR, it has noted a 28 percent decrease in surgical intensive care unit mortality and an 85 percent decrease in central line bloodstream infections, according to an Epic blog post.

The daily checklist, offered through Epic's Foundation System, helps clinicians identify patients at risk for conditions like sepsis. All members of the care team can contribute to the checklist to document information, place common ICU orders or view a summary of the patient's chart.

The goal of the checklist is to help clinicians assess a patient's overall recovery and progress toward care goals.

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