An emerging health IT trend for 2019, healthcare organizations are tasked with finding new digital tools to help improve overall quality of care. The pressure impacts clinicians directly as they struggle with delivering the best care to their patients with distracting inefficient technology applications. As clinician engagement proves to be a key factor in an organization’s ability to improving or worsening patient satisfaction and care delivery, technology needs to make daily tasks easier for providers to help them operate more efficiently.
Healthcare organizations are cautioned to seek out EHR-integrated technology to assist overloaded providers in improving communications between each other. In order for multiple clinicians across health systems to accurately document and access a patient’s medical history, technology tools must be able to communicate with other systems to provide a complete picture of a patient’s health journey. Inefficient systems that require separate logins or applications might contribute to losing or miscommunicating important patient information — leading to costly, or even deadly, errors.
With 96 percent of hospitals in the U.S. using an EHR, it’s important that healthcare technology vendors develop tools to integrate within a health system’s existing platform to enhance their EHR functionality — while also improving clinician efficiency. Taylor Healthcare’s technology solutions integrate with EHR systems to offer digital tools, such as iMedConsent™, to enhance the capabilities of your clinical staff while contributing to improved care and outcomes.
iMedConsent™ digital content library solution, which is available as part of Taylor Healthcare’s Informed Consent electronic signature solution or as a content-only integrated solution for Epic clients, manages and maintains over 3,800 procedure-specific consent forms and over 4,400 patient education documents, including pre- and post-procedure instructions and anatomical images. Our comprehensive Advisory Board Review Process includes a team of certified medical directors and physicians reviewing each procedure-specific consent and education content to ensure that constantly-changing regulatory guidelines are met.
Incorporating technology solutions like iMedConsent™ to keep your most critical patient communications standardized and compliant for you ultimately empowers your clinical staff to focus more efforts on improving care delivery and less with the hassle of keeping these important documents up-to-date. According to a JAMA Survey, “… programs, such as the iMedConsent™ software currently used by the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, may free up physicians to address individual patient concerns more effectively.”
Providers are relying on healthcare technology tools to provide them with the right information at the right time. As long as healthcare organizations ensure that providers have the best integrated technology they need to expand their ability to deliver more comprehensive care to patients, these organizations will begin to see huge improvements in their care and quality outcomes.