This week, the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) 2013 conference will kick off in Chicago on Aug. 21. Matt Mombrea and Greg Finn will be presenting a panel about the current state of patient handoffs (also referred to as “sign out” in academic settings) and how we (Smart Sign Out) use structured data to streamline care coordination, improve discharge planning, and increase patient safety.
Characteristics of patient handoffs today:
- A mixed bag of poorly written home brew software
- Dangerous and inefficient Word or Excel documents
- Plain old pen and paper
- Unsophisticated electronic tools storing free text data
I took a peek at the presentation slides and this is one session you don’t want to miss. You will be thoroughly entertained, so be sure to mark your calendars.
Utilize a Modern Hand-Off System with Structured Data to Improve the Accuracy of Discharge Planning
Aug. 22, 2013
Room W 192C
Here’s a full description of the session:
In this session, I’ll describe how we were able to create an advanced electronic sign out tool for both web and mobile devices. This tool uses structured data to achieve the optimal outcome in patient safety and care coordination efficiency. By leveraging properly structured data we’re able to expose a wide range of analytics and research around the hand off process which have not been available until now.
Using our Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager integration, facilities are able to greatly reduce or eliminate duplicate data entry in the hand off by reading patient lists directly. In addition, our discharge planning features are helping hospitals make better use of their beds by reducing the time it takes to discharge a patient, and improve the turnaround time on an open bed.
See ya there!
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