Outpatient Hematology Clinics
The Digital Intern’s hematology clinic module makes recommendations based on a patient’s past transfusions and labs. It will become more accurate for an individual patient over time. The provider may specify a date for the patient to return to clinic and the Digital Intern will recommend the number of red blood cell units that need to be transfused today to keep the patient at or above the goal hemoglobin level until that return date. Alternately, the provider may specify the number of units to be transfused today and the Digital Intern will recommend a return date when it will be expected that the patient will need another transfusion.
This hemoglobin module has been in use at UWHC since 2017 and has made accurate predictions for more than 80% of patients.
We are also working to develop an outpatient platelet module which would function similarly and recommend the appropriate number of units or return date for platelet transfusions.