|Inefficient access to guideline content delays care||Requires accessing paper or electronic depository documents (time-consuming, inconsistent, and difficult)||Content is always present and highly visible on dedicated bedside device for immediate review|
|Indirect or absent link between content and patient data interferes with fidelity to guidelines||Linking content to patient data requires active effort by providers through multi-step processes||Guideline content is automatically linked to the patient’s momentary condition|
|Patient’s condition triggers alerts, but alerts are not linked to recommended care||Static guidelines: providers must identify alerts and link them to recommended care||Alerts automatically trigger content-based recommendations, which are displayed at the bedside alongside patient data|
|Information overload||- Care team members individually merge data from bedside monitor, medical record, and guideline content.|
- Access to patient physiology trends is often difficult or not available.
|- Data from relevant sources is merged and automatically linked to guideline-based content.|
- High-resolution trends of patient physiology are available to facilitate data review and decision-making
|No efficient method for ongoing evaluation of timeliness of therapy and fidelity to guidelines||- Clinical care is recorded in the medical record, which requires retrospective data collection (manual or semi-automated).|
- Timeliness of therapy is just an estimate.
|- Automated data extraction for efficient audits of care|
- Tracks time-stamped team interventions and feedback