June 2, 2016
From left, occupational therapist Virginia Carman
, physical therapist Ruben Pagkatipunan
, physical therapist Albert Mears
, occupational therapist Barbara Ruzicka
, occupational therapist Luke Seidman
, physical therapist Karyn Farrar
and physiatrist Krishnaj Gourab
A new clinical decision support tool at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center prioritizes inpatients needing physical and occupational therapy in real time. Each therapist using the system saves 20 minutes a day, while therapy coordinators save 150 minutes a day—valuable time that now goes toward high-priority patients.
A photo shows the team from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation that developed the system.