For a hospital to be able to optimize its operations, it should implement a system that will reduce its dependence on paper and film, streamline its administrative processes and cut down operational costs. But all these must be achieved without sacrificing the quality of patient care. This system should actually allow the hospital to improve the quality of its services without adding to costs. An excellent medical workflow software application should be able to address these concerns that a hospital has sufficiently.
The Braintree medical workflow software, known as the BMW Platform, provides a complete solution to all these named concerns that hospitals have. In using the BMW Platform, a hospital can provide better services to its patients without having to add to its operational expenses. The BMW Platform allows a hospital to run more smoothly and to increase its capacity to do more for its patients.
These are the specific benefits that the BMW Platform can have for a hospital.
Admissions and Scheduling
The use of the BMW Platform expedites the scheduling and admissions process with the creation of the electronic medical record (EMR) for each patient. With the EMR, the attending medical staff can easily record:
- The patient’s insurance coverage
- The types of medication that the patient is currently taking
- Prior admittances and follow procedures
Having the patient’s’ medical records in EMR form allows easy access to the file without the need to shuffle through piles of paper. This means that anyone who needs to know about the patient’s medical history and demographic information may view the file more easily. The medical software also removes the need to create duplicates of the medical record so each attending physician and medical personnel responsible for the patient’s care would have a copy. Pulling up the file through the server is all that is necessary.
Rounds, Treatments and Lab Work
Because the information about the patient is all recorded on his EMR, making note of the attending physician’s diagnosis and the forms of treatment the patient is receiving can be done with a few simple strokes on a computer keyboard. The EMR can be shared across various hospital departments, along with whatever images taken of the patient through the medical workflow software integrated PACS. Patient dictation is also done in real time.
What this means is that the patient’s EMR is updated in real time. Also, it can easily be cross-referenced. Thus, there is a higher degree of accuracy in the patient’s EMR and less incidences of error in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
Inventory and Billing
The BMW Platform allows the patient dictation to be done in real time. It also records each step of the procedure and treatments received by the patient as they are being done.
With each step of the procedure, all the supplies used in the procedure are taken from the master inventory; thus, there is real-time monitoring of the hospital’s supplies. Whenever the hospital runs low on specific items in its inventory, the supplies officer is immediately alerted. The supplies officer can automatically generate a monitoring report of the master inventory with a few taps on the keyboard anytime he wants to. Purchase orders and other reports can be generated from a template
As for billing, the billing codes of the procedures given at the hospital are built into the BMW Platform. The coding is done synchronized with each step of the patient’s treatment. In this manner, the billing officer would not have to do any encoding while preparing the billing report. All he needs to do is to generate the report and process the hospital’s claims for payment.
In short, what Braintree’s Medical Workflow software can do for a hospital, regardless of its size and its specialization, is to automate the hospital’s administrative tasks. This can save a lot of time, money and effort for the hospital, and these resources can be allocated so that the hospital can improve on the way it cares for its patients.