New research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus studies a new tool that will help medical providers identify patients who are failing epilepsy treatments earlier in order to change treatment to rapidly optimize positive outcomes.
The research has been published online in Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The study was a quality improvement project that tested the implementation of an easy-to-use standardized electronic health record
said author Jacob Pellinen, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the Colorado School of Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “This is a vital sign for people with epilepsy. It impacts treatments including medications, as well as testing. For that reason, accurate and reliable seizure data is essential in our clinics.”It is important for doctors and advanced practice providers to recognize the types of seizures people are experiencing and seizure frequency,”
The research teamhe accuracy of the tool helps reduce the time it takes to recognize if a patient needs a new treatment regimen.
dramatically improve the way we provide care for patients. Without incorporating it into our work we risk missing major opportunities to improve care and reduce potentially preventable adverse disease outcomes,