During a period of care, a patient can potentially be treated by a number of health-care practitioners and specialists in multiple settings, including emergency care, surgical care, intensive care, and rehabilitation. Patients will often move between areas of diagnosis, treatment, and care on a regular basis - introducing a safety risk to the patient at each interval.
The handover care between shifts is a vital and timely process for all medical staff concerned but might not include all the essential information, or information may be misunderstood. These gaps in communication can cause serious breakdowns in the continuity of care, inappropriate treatment, and potential harm to the patient. It is paramount that all patient details are carefully transferred from one care provider to another. DMF have developed an electronic solution that considerably improves both the expediency of the handover of care and reducing interpretation errors. Our solution enables teams of doctors to view their specific patient’s lists. These patients’ lists are updated automatically from the hospital PAS system, detailing a real-time account of each patient’s location.
Clinical Summaries significantly reduces the hand-over of care time, transcription errors and provides accurate information for the continuation of patient care. Clinical Summaries are completed at the point of care and is easily accessed through a password-protected portal from any PC or Tablet.