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AORN Announces Initiative to Develop a Standardized Electronic Healthcare Record for the Perioperative Setting
Date:4/7/2008

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Association of periOperative Registered Nurse's (AORN) 55th Annual Congress, the association's board of directors approved the development of an electronic Standardized Perioperative Record (SPR). This development initiative will result in the creation of a standardized record that will be integrated into perioperative information systems. The SPR will incorporate AORN's standardized nursing vocabulary, the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS), and align with clinical standards, accreditation specifications, and regulatory requirements to promote ongoing compliance and consistent patient care.

Standardized, evidence-based data derived from SPR documentation will be gathered into a secure national data repository. This data repository will support benchmarking activities across settings and institutions and will enable OR health care professionals to measure outcomes and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of care.

"As the recognized authority for safe operating room practices and the definitive source of perioperative guiding principles, AORN is uniquely positioned to lead the creation of a truly comprehensive standardized patient record. The SPR will provide reliable data that can be used for many operational and clinical evaluations such as identifying the effectiveness of care, utilization of resources, and evaluating costs in relation to desired outcomes," explained Carol Petersen, RN, BSN, MAOM, CNOR, Manager Perioperative Informatics in AORN's Center for Nursing Practice.

"With the advent of federal requirements for all patients to have an electronic health record by 2014, AORN is leading perioperative professionals into the future of healthcare. The approval of this initiative by our board of directors clearly demonstrates AORN's continued support and commitment to perioperative professionals" said AORN Executive Director Linda Groah, RN, MSN, CNOR, FAAN. "This innovative initiative to create an electronic standardized, evidence-based data collection system will, ultimately, improve the quality of patient care during the surgical experience."

AORN has engaged Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to create the SPR and the data repository. "CSC enhances the quality of care delivery and clinical outcomes by providing improved performance through interoperable, standards-based information systems and optimized management processes," said Deward Watts, Vice President and Managing Partner, CSC's Health Services Sector. "We've established a worldwide track record of success in helping our clients achieve superior results through innovative solutions and thought leadership, such as this initiative with AORN." AORN and CSC are now beginning the development of SPR and AORN will share further details of this important initiative as they are available.

AORN, Inc., the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, represents approximately 40,000 Registered Nurses in the U.S. and abroad who facilitate the management, teaching and practice of perioperative nursing, or who are enrolled in nursing education or engaged in perioperative research. Its members also include perioperative nurses who work in related business and industry sectors. AORN's mission is to support RNs in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN promotes quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards, services and representation. For more information, visit http://www.aorn.org.

Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading IT services company. CSC's mission is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. With approximately 91,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. CSC reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended Dec. 28, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com.


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