Discussion Prompt:

One of the goals of acute care medicine is to provide care and treatment to a serious or critical injury or infection so that the patient can go home or to a facility for extended recovery. Discharge planners and case managers need visibility on patients to monitor their care to achieve a successful discharge. Based on what you covered so far, what would need to be included in an electronic dashboard for a discharge planner or case manager?

Purpose: Being able to apply your understanding of what you know about the function of an EHR and applying to a healthcare role is critical informatics skill.

Criteria: The discussion response should be a complete paragraph, which includes a topic sentence (main idea), a body sentence (an example, a clarification, contextual or supporting detail), and a wrap-up sentence (next steps, recommended action). See Writing a Paragraph for clarification.