Traditional rounding processes have long been criticized for the strain they put on the time and resources of physicians and hospital staff. Many physicians begin each day's rounds by viewing patient data from the hospital's legacy systems and then writing pertinent clinical information onto paper index cards for use during their rounds. Other physicians simply ask nurses or other clinicians to accompany them during rounds to provide information. HEALTHvision's Inpatient Rounding solution makes both processes unnecessary.
For physicians and hospital staff, time saved preparing for rounds or assisting during rounds can now be spent in direct patient care duties. For hospitals, the investment in Inpatient Rounding extends the value of the existing clinical systems, which provide the data used in the solution.
"With HEALTHvision's Inpatient Rounding solution, physicians at our hospital can spend less time searching and waiting for the information they need to provide patient care and more time actually providing it", stated Felicia Gordon, director of quality management at Covenant Health System. The Lubbock, Texas-based health care organisation currently serves as a pilot site for the solution and plans a roll-out of up to 300 physicians.
Physicians using the solution can expect to find a host of information and resources vital to effective patient care. Among the features included in the application are:
- Inpatient Census Data: A list of all inpatients for the day's rounds, with pertinent ADT information, including location
- Demographics: Key inpatient data, including admitting diagnosis codes and admitting physician information
- Key Clinical Indicators: A snapshot view of the patient's diagnosis, labs, available reports and medications
- Lab Results: Complete lab results available in two views: single result detail and longitudinal view of multiple results
- Reports: Text-based transcriptions, notes and radiology reports
- Medications: Current medications, as well as medications the patient received in the past 48 hours, including names, dosages and time and date administered