Nursing Home Uses VITLAccess for Patient with Cognitive Decline

Nursing Home Uses Health IT to Assist Patient with Cognitive Decline

Paula Ducharme, RN and nursing director at Derby Green Nursing Home recently recounted a situation where there was no family member or decision maker to rely on. In this case, Ducharme turned to VITLAccess, the statewide provider portal to the Vermont Health Information Exchange, to be that reliable source. By comparing the information provided by the resident with documented information from their providers, Ducharme was able to confirm that a resident was having cognitive issues. That allowed Ducharme to alert the resident’s physician who then made adjustments to their medications.