Culture of Innovation: How teamwork and a pioneering spirit moved Children's of Pittsburgh forward on patient safety

March 01, 2010

For the physicians and nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a member of the 20-hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center health system, the logic behind going totally paperless as the clinicians and staff prepared to move into the hospital's new replacement facility in 2009 was inescapable. Already live for several year with its electronic medical record and computerized physician order entry, the hospital's move to its brand-new facility was to be accompanied by the elimination of nearly all of its remaining paper-based processes. To read the full article, download the Healthcare Informatics PDF.