Project Information

Utilizing the EMR to curb inappropriate inpatient thrombophilia testing

Project Description: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common clinical diagnosis encountered in the hospital and it is imperative to investigate the etiology of the thromboembolic event after initiating appropriate treatment. According to the American Society of Hematology Choosing Wisely Campaign, VTE provoked by a temporary risk factor does not warrant further evaluation for heritable risk factors of thrombophilia. Inappropriate thrombophilia testing is costly and may increase adverse events if anticoagulation treatment is extended based on these results. We aim to identify the prevalence of improper thrombophilia testing in the inpatient setting and institute an EPIC advisory to prevent inappropriate use. The project was previously approved The Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety (Quality Center). Seeking Registration on QIPR as to forgo the need for IRB approval for publication.

QPI: Grant, Jester, (

Collaborators: Mohini, Pathria, (

Advisors: Anita, Rajasekhar, (

UF Health Big Aims: Increase Value None

MeSH Keywords: Hematology, Pulmonary Embolism, Thrombophilia, Venous Thrombosis, Anticoagulation