The medical profession is predicated on receiving information in a timely manner. When a patient arrives in a trauma center, the patient will be admitted, and the on call doctor will be paged. While the doctor is traveling to the hospital,/or performing other duties, the doctor has no information on the patient’s condition, vital statistics, or any medicines the patient received. By the time the doctor arrives at the hospital, the doctor must take the time to assess this information before treating the patient, and thus, critical time for treating the patient is lost. Thus, real-time medical information is required to provide critical medical care in a timely manner.
The capture of vital parameters by monitoring devices is the most important feature in a trauma/ED centers. The criticality of a patient can be detected at an early stage if vitals are constantly monitored. The monitoring devices have the capability to save data temporarily and the duration varies from system to system. The nurses who constantly monitor the vitals manually document the vitals from these devices and the records are then entered into the Hospital Information Systems at a later part of the day or as per the hospital rules.
Trauma centers charge a fees called Activation fees for Trauma patients who are admitted to the hospital via a third party and in most of the cases it is a 911 ambulance. The patients should fall under guidelines which details whether a patient is a trauma case or not and then an Activation fees is charged. The activation fees vary from hospital to hospital and are calculated as per the cost details of services provided by the hospital system.
For the hospitals to reimburse the Activation fees from Insurance cos of the patients, they have to follow guidelines developed by the American College of Surgeons.
Now in a typical 200 bed Hospitals due to manual entry of Vitals into EMR’s there are 10,000 errors vital documentation errors per year, 8000 hours of staff timer wasted and $250000 of productivity is lost.
Besides productivity, on an average count if there are 70 Trauma activation patients per month and are charged on an average $10,000 which tantamount to $70,000 per month, on an average 35-50% of the billed amount is rejected by the Insurance Companies thus resulting in a loss of around $245,000 to $350,000 per Month due to erroneous documentation or lack of documentation
Now to ensure that the documentations are avoided, hospitals have an option of procuring electronic wireless transmitters.
But for an existing Hospital, it has to replace it’s bedside monitors, with new hardware. The effort, cost and risk of doing this is pretty high.
Clinics provide services to patients of various types and ages.
Now Indian Tribes are living in different parts of the US and entitled to patient care provided by IHS.
Some of them are deprived of the services as there are no IHS clinics in those areas.
Some members of the tribes are old and /handicapped and it is difficult for them to come down to the hospitals and clinics for the regular check-ups.
Now enter OMNI.
- It is not a hardware/Software solution but a software solution which integrates with the bedside monitor or the Central Monitoring Devices and stores the time-stamped Vitals and transfers them to the EMR electronically.
- No purchase of any hardware, use the current system available and automate your documentation system.
- No fears of an addition of a new monitoring Device, use existing reliable systems and OMNI the software to ensure that no documentation is lost, reduce the erroneous documentation to less than 2% and real time transfer of vital into the EMR.
- Omni for Clinics:
- Omni can configure the various medical instruments and connect a mobile Transportation Hospital system to the clinics.
- A database of all the members of the Tribe can be configured in a database and their health data can be monitored from any-part of USA.
- The configured instruments can be sold/handed out to them by the clinics and hospitals of IHS
And they can use these instruments to measure their vitals and these measurements are saved in the database of the clinics
Advantages of OMNI
- No hardware/Monitoring device purchase
- Use existing monitoring devices.
- Reduce Documentation Errors below 2%
- Increase revenues and reduce loses by at least 50%.
- Increase productive patient care by atleast 50%
- OMNI is a mobile app too, and doctors/nurses can view their patient vitals and chart directly from their mobiles.
- Software tangible ROI - for a 200 bed Hospital is estimated to be $2 Million per Annum.
- The Indian Tribe members are monitored and are serviced by the IHS even if they are far away from the clinic/hospital locations.
- Basically this software is free……
- Ask how, we would be proud to explain.