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T-System Introduces New Care Coordination Innovations at the Emergency Nurses Association Leadership ConferenceNew Solutions Improve Connectivity Prior to Arrival and at Discharge to Enhance ED Performance (February 21, 2012)
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- As changes to the U.S. healthcare delivery system accelerate from growth in patient demand, the economic crisis and health reform, so are the advancing responsibilities and complexities of nursing in the emergency medicine care setting. T-System, Inc., the leading provider of clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, is gearing up to help these specialized nurses address today's challenges and vastly improve their work performance through advanced technologies at the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Leadership Conference in New Orleans Feb. 22-26.
This year, T-System is focusing on new, innovative technology that will extend the benefits afforded by its popular documentation solutions used in more than 40 percent of EDs across the country. Attendees can visit Booth #520 to see demonstrations of solutions designed specifically to enhance performance at the points of arrival and discharge:
- Pre-arrival connectivity. Through connectivity to iTriage, emergency departments can more closely connect patients to the healthcare experience. The iTriage smartphone and Web application display hospital information such as services and ED wait times. Patients can also check in before arriving in the ED, giving hospitals the opportunity to triage patients based on their symptoms and greet them upon arrival. As a result, the hospital and patients increase engagement with each other, thereby improving the overall patient experience.
- Hand-off connectivity: T-System will demonstrate a new solution focused on improving patient care continuity and supporting the ACO model of healthcare delivery. T-System Performance Care Continuity is an integrated, web-based referral management solution that strengthens hospital-physician alignment, helps reduce readmissions, and connects the care team to a patient's information. Attendees will see how automated workflows ensure that the patient-handoff process is seamless and smooth.
- Pharmaceutical connectivity: T-System will present its new T-System Performance eRx solution, which gives clinicians the ability to create legible prescriptions and send them directly and securely to the patient's preferred pharmacy before the patient even leaves the ED. Attendees will learn how e-prescribing improves patient safety and satisfaction as well as the hospital's bottom line.
- Performance measurement: Attendees will see how an intelligent console display of real-time ED performance data can help EDs better plan for staffing, identify bottlenecks and perform predictive analysis of their results.
"The multitude of demands placed on nurses working in fast-paced and oftentimes overcrowded hospital EDs continue to increase," said Robin Shannon, RN, MBA, T-System director of performance solutions. "More than ever, emergency nurses need well-designed technologies that help improve patient safety and outcomes, reduce length of stay, enhance workflow and throughput, and enable accurate and more thorough documentation. T-System is excited to present sophisticated solutions that equip nursing professionals to work smarter and have more time to spend with their patients."
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent of the nation's emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System's gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit www.tsystem.com. Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.
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