Surgical eBooking, OR Utilization, Pre-Operative Standardization, and Wait List Management
The Novari ATC module is widely used by hospitals and across health regions to increase elective surgery throughput by improved OR utilization, enhanced surgical wait list management, and the paperless eBooking of cases from the surgeon offices to the hospital booking offices. In real time, Novari ATC complements and integrates with each hospitals’ surgical information system (e.g., Meditech, Cerner, Picis, SIS, etc.).
Wait list management and slate creations can be managed by either the physician office staff and/or hospital staff. Each user is provided with a colour coded wait list indicating the status of each patient on their list. The system allows the offices and the hospital to monitor long waiting patients and schedule accordingly. At the time of case scheduling, the physician offices send an electronic “scheduling request” to the booking office with all supporting electronic documents (i.e., consent form, etc.).
Streamline the booking process for surgical and other hospital programs by receiving all bookings electronically from the physician offices to your existing scheduling system, including required documents. The software is easy to use and improves the booking clerks’ ability to manage incoming bookings while providing program leadership with tools to better understand the volume of cases in the pipeline.
Novari ATC can be deployed at a single hospital, across all surgical sites within a health region or provincially. We recognize the wide variation in the workflows at hospitals, within hospitals and in the surgical offices. The Novari ATC module easily accommodates these variations via hundreds of configuration settings. This approach facilitates a blend of standardization and variation across a province, health region and at individual hospitals.
Novari ATC brings innovation and simplicity to wait times, and other local or provincial reporting. It’s a proven and invaluable tool for those responsible for reporting wait times to provincial authorities and allocating resources to meet wait time targets. Designed in Canada by a team of clinicians and health IT experts, Novari ATC is compatible with and complements provincial wait time systems across the country (i.e., WTIS, PAR-NS, etc.). Novari ATC automatically feeds, in real-time, accurate wait time information to the province, strengthening the effectiveness of the provincial wait time system while eliminating the reporting and error corrections for both physician offices and hospitals.
The Novari Pre-Surgical Screening (Novari PSS™) functionality can use local, national, or international clinical best practice directives (i.e., choosing wisely), to automatically determine the type of pre-admission clinic (PAC) appointment and/or pre-operative testing appropriate for each patient. In a patient-centric approach, scheduling of PAC appointments can be scheduled at the same time as the procedure booking by the physician offices. Standardized pre-operative screening reduces clinically unnecessary tests and expensive last-minute OR cancellations while improving patient safety.
Increase volumes and shorten wait lists by improving OR utilization. Create a pooled lists of patients in Novari ATC to provide faster access to surgery for patients. Using pooled lists, appropriate patients can be placed on a single list to be scheduled with the next available surgeon.
Novari ATC also can display updated and accurate physician average times, including set up and clean up times to those creating the slates to help ensure OR blocks are being optimally utilized. Requested OR block utilization is displayed in real time to the providers office.
Understand in real time the volume of cases in the pipeline (both scheduled and not yet scheduled) and demand for resources by department and services. Cases can be filtered by diagnosis, urgency, procedure, service, demographics, etc.
Improving wait times for surgical care is a priority in Canada, Australia, and many other healthcare systems. Sophisticated wait list management functionality and physician office dashboards are part of the solution and make it intuitively easy for the offices to pick the right patient at the right time, which improves compliance with provincial or local wait time targets. Deploying a wait list management system jointly used by the physician offices and the hospital improves wait times performance.
The perioperative process is complicated and involves the coordination of many individuals and departments. The Novari ATC’s messaging functionality and real-time information, lets the physician offices, scheduling offices, registration department and the pre-admission clinics securely and electronically communicate with each other. All new requests, changes, and cancellations become transparent to those involved in the perioperative process. No more telephone tag and misplaced faxes.
Novari ATC™ integrates and complements existing hospital surgical and enterprise scheduling information systems (e.g., Meditech, Cerner, Picis, SIS, etc.). Robust, real-time, two-way scheduling interfaces ensure complete accurate data transmission and reduce errors and risks to patients otherwise seen in a paper process.
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