Hospitals, clinics and laboratories constantly look for solutions to streamline the patient care process with the goal to increase productivity, reduce billing cycles and improve the quality of care.
A provider of Point-Of-Care (POC) information management systems wanted to optimise the POC testing process. In the past, test data from instruments like blood glucose meters, pulse oximeters or blood gas meters was recorded manually on patient charts.
This manual process was highly inefficient and required nurse’s time – time that could be better spent on greater patient care and monitoring. In addition, sometimes this information did not make its way fully into the record systems that drove billing, resulting in a loss of revenue for the hospital.
Dominion Electronics’ Digi technology network-enabled a variety of medical instruments in order to electronically submit test data to the clinical information system immediately after testing.
This automated solution increased the total number of captured charges and improved the coding compliance of patient records. The immediate distribution of the information also led to shorter billing cycles. The integration of Digi technology enabled this company to offer a solution that significantly increased productivity and improved quality of patient care.