FileMaker Go and iPad streamline safe service
Lee's teams of nurses rely on FileMaker Go for iPad as soon as they are dispatched to a service call. On site, they securely log in to capture patient information, gain real-time access to medical records from the central FileMaker database, review orders and get to work.
Each specialist must capture and track data pre- and post-procedure. The touch interface of the iPad simplifies data collection, eliminates errors and improves workflow efficiencies.
Electronic medical records related to vascular access never actually reside on the iPad, but rather, are securely stored in the centralised FileMaker Server database, assuring all patient privacy regulations – including consent and compliance standards – are complied with.
With the affordability of the iPad, a system that can scale by simply training and equipping more nurses with iPads and FileMaker Go and the ubiquity of 3G connectivity (independent of Wi-Fi networks), this innovative FileMaker Go solution empowers Lee Medical to differentiate itself in a complex and competitive medical environment.
The central database resides on FileMaker Server software and securely connects, in real time, with a huge array of complex legacy systems across multiple medical facilities. It updates catheter inventory, populates highly structured billing screens and generates invoices instantly. Clinicians can review patient data within minutes of a procedure from any location via 3G or Wi-Fi.
In addition to the clinical benefits this system delivers, it helps streamline Lee Medical's business model. Back-end data interfaces seamlessly with previously siloed layers of administrative and operational information at care facilities. Timely, proactive handling of complex billing procedures keeps revenue streams unobstructed. The FileMaker Go solution will easily scale to meet the demands of a company that is growing rapidly.
"What's important is the continuity of information about each device and patient as they move from facility to facility," says Michele. "The ability to monitor specific risk factors empowers our nurses in the prevention of infection. Instead of removing the catheter and reinserting a new one every time a patient moves from one facility to another, we can reduce infections by providing continuity of care coupled with the constant surveillance provided by VAST. That's often a big factor in preventing infection and the information about each patient and device is stored and available indefinitely in FileMaker Server."