Sep 30, 2022 by Philips
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Reduce administrative burden through automated wavestrip workflows

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Philips wavestrip workflow solutions reduce time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up more time for patient care

 

In the search for solutions around staff efficiency and burnout, improving clinical documentation workflows can be an overlooked area. Clinical resources often find themselves having to choose between completion of mandatory administrative tasks at the expense of hands on patient care. Bottlenecks at the central station are commonplace where, once printed, exporting of patient waveforms into hospital’s EMR happen regularly, at end of day or at shift change causing further frustration and introducing the possibility of issues related to policy adherence and charting accuracy.

 

Additionally, as mobile browsers and devices continue to positively impact hospital workflows everywhere, documentation solutions have been slow to integrate these devices. Clinicians want data and documentation workflows to happen wherever they may be and not have to make unnecessary trips to the nurse’s station.

 

Philips continues to innovate in these areas specifically around solving for frustrating manual, paper-based workflows that continue to weigh on stretched clinical staff. The wavestrip export feature has long helped clinicians automate the labor intensive tasks of printing, cutting, pasting and scanning wavestrips and in PIC iX 4.0 we continue to evolve to meet customer needs:

  • Removes the task of printing paper strips and scanning to document patient waveforms
  • Link vitals to the wavestrip to provide added contextual information
  • Supports EMR workflow, allows clinicians to click on a URL within the EMR to launch a wavestrip workflow
  • Supports saving waveforms directly from a mobile device and web app
  • Export and annotate from the central station or web directly to the EMR
  • Allows electronic caliper measurements to be saved with rhythm label and comments
  • Can show alarms and up to 20 waveforms

Save, store and validate

Clinicians can spend less time charting and more time delivering care while automation simplifies and streamlines the right strip in the right patient chart faster and with improved accuracy. And we continue to see dramatic, quantifiable benefits from customers that have adopted and standardized with Philips.

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Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, tertiary care teaching hospital in Miami, Florida with 1,550 licensed beds.

Goal

Improve the efficiency, accuracy and staff satisfaction related to clinical documentation of vital signs and cardiac wavestrips.

Solution
Standardizing across the Philips Patient Monitoring solution including the IntelliVue transport and bedside monitors, central station, and IntelliBridge Enterprise, our interoperability technology, has automated clinical documentation directly into the EMR system- saving time.

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*Results from baseline and post time and motion studies conducted by Philips and Jackson Health internal teams in the high acuity units (SICU A, SICU B, CCU). Results are exclusive to Jackson Memorial Hospital
**Baseline and post time and motion studies in the Central Monitoring Unit (Tele Tech time spent on print, cut, paste and interpreting wavestrips). Results are exclusive to Jackson Memorial Hospital

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