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Improving Patient Safety Series: Uncoded Allergies

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/24/21 11:15 AM

This is the fourth of five blogs in a series where we focus on how eClinicalWorks® continues to lead the healthcare IT industry in patient safety.

The truth about allergies

The difference between a coded and uncoded allergy could be a matter of life and death. Each year in the United States, 200,000 people require emergency medical care for allergic reactions to food. And drug-based allergic reactions account for the most allergy-related deaths. These severe drug reactions may affect a staggering 10% of the world’s population — and many of these adverse interactions may have been prevented.

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Topics: patient safety, allergy coding, national patient safety goals, patient safety goals

Solutions for Allergy Testing, Tracking, and Treatment

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/20/21 10:55 AM

Have you noticed all that yellow-green dust settling on your porch, your driveway, your car, and maybe even the dog?

That’s pollen, of course, and while it may not be a problem for you, it’s a problem for millions of people. And pollen is just one of thousands of potential allergens that can wreak havoc with human health.

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Topics: TeleVisits, allergy ehr, allergy and immunology, allergy ehr software, allergy coding, early spring allergies

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