WILLINGTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Because the responsibility to check the spread of Ebola in the US is incumbent on every healthcare organization, new safety and prevention screening processes are being rapidly implemented. One component of this effort is the ability to identify patients who are infected with Ebola or at risk for Ebola infection during pre-operative screenings, before they arrive at an ASC or hospital for their procedure. Assessments at every point in the healthcare system are especially important as busy patients may not otherwise be screened.
To assist with patient screening, travel and symptom screening questions have been added to One Medical Passport and are now available at no cost to the 500 ASCs and hospitals that use the online pre-admission system. The flexibility and efficiency of cloud-based software is apparent when you consider how quickly a process change can occur. Compliance is guaranteed as patients may not skip these questions.
Once a patient completes their online pre-admission, the assessment is verified by clinical staff and then is immediately available to nursing staff, physicians and anesthesiologists. For patients that meet the Ebola risk criteria, red flag warnings will be displayed so that the patient may be further assessed via phone prior to arrival at the ASC or hospital.
About One Medical Passport
One Medical Passport is the leading, cloud-based solution for simplifying the pre-admission process. Used by more than 500 ASCs and hospitals, it streamlines the flow of information between patients, facilities and doctors’ offices by minimizing manual tasks such as handwriting forms, phoning and faxing. The result? A more user-friendly, accurate and timely pre-admission process that improves the quality of care, reduces costs and increases patient and staff satisfaction. For more information, visit onempcompany.com.