eBridge is a web-based, mobile-enabled application for fully electronic inpatient documentation. Harnessing the Apprentice framework, it integrates real-time patient data with common note templates to make documentation faster, easier, and more accurate.
Just-in-time development was essential to the eBridge project. Mass General’s inpatient clinical record system did not meet Meaningful Use requirements, and the planned implementation of a new EHR system would take several years to complete. With only 6 months from planning to its initial release, eBridge provided a rapidly developed, high quality solution that meets Meaningful Use stages 1 and 2 requirements.
The intuitive eBridge platform was rapidly adopted by providers, who praise its easy-to-use, time-saving features. It was initially released to inpatient nurses in April 2013 and fully implemented for inpatient providers by fall 2013. With over 4300 users across 114 different practices, it is now the primary tool for inpatient electronic documentation at Mass General. In the past year, over 620,000 notes have been written in eBridge for 38,000+ patients.