The Canonical Clinical Problem Statement System (CCPSS) is a knowledge base that represents and codes patients' clinical problems. It differs from existing medical coding schemes because it is clinically relevant and contains clinical knowledge regarding the complex interrelationships between medical problems. The CCPSS could form the basis for construction of more thorough and accurate electronically accessible problem lists and will permit epidemiologic studies of problems across institutions.Partial funding for development of the CCPSS project was from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It is one of the source vocabularies incorporated in the UMLS Metathesaurus, a very large, multi-purpose, and multi-lingual vocabulary database that contains information about biomedical and health related concepts, their various names, and the relationships among them.CCPSS is made available via the NLM website to third parties as a knowledge source under the NLM's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), for internal research, statistical analysis and development use only. Any other uses, including commercial, require a license from Vanderbilt University.
Evaluation and Intervention services are supported by the Patient Advocates Reporting System (PARS). Vanderbilt University Medical Center created the Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy (CPPA) in early 2003 under the direction of Gerald B. Hickson, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Mission: The CPPA's mission is to promote patient and professional satisfaction with healthcare experiences and restrain escalating costs associated with patient dissatisfaction. We pursue our mission through the CPPA's inter-related functions of research, teaching, and intervention services.
The Patient Safety Screening Tool (PSST) for Sepsis solution is a tool to assist with the early detection of Sepsis and management of the administration of bundle packages as defined by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This web based application relies on integration with bedside medical equipment (BME) data as well as Lab and Registration data so that clinical workflow items can be automated in the fight against Sepsis.
Contextualized feedback intervention and training protocol is a form assessment. It enables behavioral healthcare practitioners to assess and categorize the behavioral health status of patients in a mental health context. It also provides a training protocol for providers.
In the past, looking up information on a medical concept could take a student hours of searching through old class notes and textbooks and scouring through medical websites. Vanderbilt's new web-based database, KnowledgeMap, is making the process much easier. The database includes documents created by medical school teachers for their classes (e.g. handouts, PowerPoint slides and web links) in a searchable format. Users are able to type in a concept and quickly discover where it is covered throughout the medical school curriculum, and subsequently view those documents in which the concept is discussed.
The sheer volume of medical information available to physicians today is overwhelming. Diagnostic Management Team provides a concise, accurate method for ordering the correct diagnostic tests every time, and it returns the results in a uniform report format, easily read by the physician. This has already been launched within Vanderbilt University, with a high adoption rate amongst physicians and has already shown significant savings.