Editorial Views  |   November 2017
Promoting Safety, Quality, and Value through Patient Blood Management
Author Notes
  • From the Department of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Corresponding article on page 754.
    Corresponding article on page 754.×
  • Accepted for publication July 21, 2017.
    Accepted for publication July 21, 2017.×
  • Address correspondence to Dr. Waters: watejh@upmc.edu
Article Information
Editorial Views / Coagulation and Transfusion / Quality Improvement
Editorial Views   |   November 2017
Promoting Safety, Quality, and Value through Patient Blood Management
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 738-740. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001876
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 738-740. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001876
IN this issue of Anesthesiology is a report on the next evolution of a patient blood management program.1  This report explores what was done at the Johns Hopkins Health System to take a successful program at their main hospital with a strong physician champion and disseminate the program to four other hospitals in their health system. To do so, they heavily leveraged the capabilities of their electronic health record, including a computerized physician order entry system and evidence-based decision support tools. These methods, which were complemented by widespread education, comprise the next steps in the evolution of patient blood management.
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