Hospital Workflow Software
Using hospital workflow software can make a lot of tasks involved in healthcare much more efficient, leading to a nicer experience for patients and allowing medical professionals more time to spend on practical, as opposed to administrative, duties.
The simplest software solution is to configure a secure messaging solution, This is a solution that will massively improve communication and collaboration between all medical staff involved in the treatment of a patient while remaining compliant with all relevant regulatory obligations including in the United States such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
Configuring a secure messaging solution will make older and less reliable communication methods redundant and you will cease to miss them in no time at all. Additionally, the duties that you used in the outdated communications method in will now be conducted with much more ease and less inefficiency. Secure messaging always leads to less time wasted on waiting for replies, greater staff morale due to easier work practices and happier patients who are having more attention from their medical teams.
Some of the secure messaging advantages include:
- Safer communications and ensured compliance with HIPAA and qualification for the Meaningful Use incentive program.
- Swifter replies resulting in additional time for medical workers to dedicate to treating patients.
- Enable the use of health workers’ mobile devices to communicate and collaborate with colleagues.
How Hospital Workflow Software Improves…
- Hospital Admissions: This happens much quicker as identification of available beds, communication of delivery of lab results and collaboration between consultants is far simpler. If secure messaging is linking to an EMR or EHR some results are available as soon as they are uploaded, there is no waiting around for someone to send messages
- Hospital Discharges: Secure messaging allows automated alerts to be shared to all members of the discharge team. This allows discharge planners, unit secretaries, nurses and other relevant people to take action, as soon as it is needed, to move the patient along to the next part of the discharge process. There is far less waiting around.
- Emergency Room, Laboratory and Pharmacy Workflows: In the Emergency Room first responders can advise ER medics about the condition of incoming patients. Images and video to be sent can be shared that will prove helpful. IN relation to the hospital lab, secure messaging ensures the correct ordering and follow-up of the proper test, correct patient identification. Linking with an EMR means that lab results are not being waited on as alerts are automatically sent when they are available. Hospital pharmacies are able to complete physician callbacks to confirm scripts much quicker.