Our customers have published significant results achieved using MetaVision in peer-reviewed journals. Read abstracts of academic studies based on MetaVision.
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Macquarie University Hospital conducted an online survey examining how the ICU nurses feel about MetaVision, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. Specifically, the nurses’ perception is that the system enhances time management, increases time with patients as a result of less time spent charting, and reduces medication errors.Read Abstract
A study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital examined the value of AIMS for facilitating handoffs between anaesthesiologists providers. The hospital embedded an intraoperative anaesthesia provider handoff checklist into MetaVision, which displays minute to minute information regarding the patient’s status. This integrated checklist provides accurate and comprehensive patient data and improves communication, satisfying the Joint Commission’s requirements for standardised handoff procedures.Read Abstract
A study done by Paul Brousse Hospital in France shows that using MetaVision in their ICU cut clinician coding time in half, reduced billing errors by 72% and increased charge capture by nearly $300,000 per annum. The study evaluated the effects of using an Intensive Care Information System (ICIS) on the incidence of coding errors and its impact on the ICU budget allocated versus manual coding.Read Abstract
Mechanical ventilation is often essential for patient care in the ICU, but can be associated with serious complications. Ventilator-associated lung injury is related to increased mortality and morbidity and should be prevented by applying lower tidal volumes (VT). Academic Medical Center in the Netherlands developed and implemented an active computerised decision support system (CDSS) using MetaVision that worked in two different ways: a consulting style that always shows the preferred VT, and in a critiquing style that shows the preferred VT only if VT is above the desired threshold. The hospital performed a prospective, off-on-off-on study to measure the effect of an active CDSS for these two communication styles, consulting and critiquing, on adherence to VT recommendations. The study found that the use of a CDSS in both communication styles improved the use of lower VTs for ventilated patients. When decision support was not sustained, adherence to low VT fell back to its original value. The consulting style was found to be slightly more effective than the critiquing style, which the study authors postulate may stem from the high frequency of showing reminders in this style and the relatively simple underlying guideline whereby display of the reminder prompts the clinician to check the VT and adjust it if required.Read Abstract
A study done by The Johns Hopkins Hospital concludes that data provided by MetaVision can help optimise blood management, and has the potential to “enhance patient safety, reduce costs, and conserve blood, a valuable and scarce resource.” An analysis of data acquired by MetaVision revealed significant variation in blood usage among surgical services and surgical procedures, and among individual anaesthesiologists and surgeons. This data may be used for standardising transfusion practices and as the basis of a quality improvement program. Additionally, these findings can be used to predict intraoperative requirements, preventing the costly mistake of ordering more blood products than necessary.Read Abstract
A study done at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust (STH), UK, found that using MetaVision, critical care pharmacists made a significant number of medication recommendations, and these recommendations had a high acceptance rate (>90%) by medical staff. According to the study, “This system improves communication between both professional groups within the critical care team, and supports clinical practice including remote review of patients over multiple sites.”Read Abstract
In order to comply with new Joint Commission physician credentialing and privileging standards, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston created an evaluation system based on electronic anaesthesia data automatically captured by the MetaVision AIMS (Anaesthesia Information Management System). MetaVision provided "reliable and extensive documentation of clinical monitoring and physician practice patterns" which was used to assess clinical performance.Read Abstract
A study done at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Israel found that using context-sensitive mandatory fields in MetaVision was associated with high record completeness rate and data concordance, enabling complete anaesthesia records for 99.6% cases. Implementation of MetaVision was deemed successful by 98% of the anaesthesiologists, who found using MetaVision to be more comfortable than paper-based records. MetaVision’s usability was rated as high, and the forms’ design as comfortable.Read Abstract
Clinicians at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) report that MetaVision improves patient safety and treatment accuracy and has a significant impact on their daily workload. Using MetaVision, CHUV was able to reduce malnutrition, minimise ICU patient weight loss, and identify potentially dangerous conditions in newborns. MetaVision shortened the time required for computations and clerical reporting by 30 minutes per shift, enabling clinicians to spend more time on patient care.Read Abstract
Research published in Anesthesia and Analgesia shows that MetaVision decision support tools increased compliance with SCIP indicators and improved outcomes at Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, PA). After implementation, compliance with documentation and administration of antibiotics within 60 minutes of surgical incision increased from 62% to 92%, and was associated with a decrease in the incidence of SSI from 1.1% to 0.7%.Read Abstract