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System Aids Quick Decisions for Clinicians, Provides More Time with Patients

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. 

Alyssa Parian, MD

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