Hospitals big and small need to balance practicality, clinical expediency and adherence to policy amongst their staff to best serve the interests of patients. Inside a hospital, clinicians, administrators and other healthcare professionals all have many of the same business problems regardless of organisation size. When procedures and methods are cumbersome, time poor clinicians will seek workarounds.
As part of our ongoing work with GP Liaison Officers across Australia we conducted a survey to find out what tools and resources are being used for referral management and what would make this important work easier, quicker and safer. If you would like further information about an electronic referral management solution please contact us.
The next step in patient information access is an evolution, not a revolution. In this quick 3 minute video you can find out how with no hardware replacements or upfront costs you can have all the clinical information you need when ever and where ever you want it.
The first step of a patient’s hospital journey is with a referral. Often it’s not a straightforward beginning. The clear lines of communication between GPs and hospitals are frequently blurred and the manual paper-based workflow is time consuming and error prone.
As part of our work on referral management we speak to a range of health services across the referral process.
A study using Verdi software at the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane has shown that all test results are viewed with the majority being within 24 hours. The authors note that this level of results acknowledgement (RA) is unprecedented compared to any paper based systems.
One of the aims to this study was to overcome medical risk to patients associated with incomplete or delayed follow-up of test results.
Vilfredo Pareto’s 1906 observation that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population gave rise to the 80/20 rule. He probably had no realisation that it would be quite so applicable to business and other phenomena such as Health Information Systems.
Over the past decade in Australia, healthcare organisations facing large systemic administration problems have often opted to:
One of the challenges for health IT mentioned at the recent NSW HealthShare Expo and at other forums is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Clinicians, unlike many other professionals, work for multiple organisations and over multiple locations such as their own private practice, university/teaching roles and different hospitals. Like many customers in the consumer space they are adopting the benefits of working from and communicating though mobile devices.
Last Friday the HealthShare conference was held in Sydney, showcasing the exciting path that NSW Health is taking towards a more cohesive, responsive and reliable Healthcare network.
The conference was a great opportunity to learn more about HealthShare’s current and future projects and it is clear from the scope of the initiatives already at play that NSW Health is well on its way along the eMR journey.
At IP Health we focus on integrating different databases and automating manual processes. When we talk to our present and future customers the same elements come into play. Different customers within an organisation have different needs and information at their fingertips. Each customer within the organisation has an understanding of systems they use regularly but it’s rare to find someone who knows exactly what happens everywhere and how all the systems and infrastructure work together.
With Verdi our driving aim is to make information from fragmented databases accessible to people when they want it and how they want it, on one platform that’s simple to use. This is the same philosophy that we’ve taken to our new website evolution. You’ll find video product overviews, webinars, demonstration versions and enough information to answer many of your questions.