Advancements in technology have allowed patients in healthcare settings to receive extraordinarily specialized care. The use of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is one example of how patient data can be digitally stored in a way that benefits current and future care.
Simply put, an EMR Is a systematized collection of patient information that is stored electronically. An EMR provides a living, breathing record of data that can be shared, studied, analyzed, and utilized across multiple healthcare settings.
Over an extended period of time, data within an EMR can be used to ensure screenings and checkups are occurring when necessary. One way an EMR is useful is to ensure patients are within appropriate timelines for vaccinations. The value in an EMR can also be realized in ensuring measurements such as blood pressure or weight are meeting appropriate requirements.
EMR records are meant to be universal, allowing one chart to be accessed from ANY healthcare facility. This prevents separate charts and records from being stored exclusively from one facility to the next. Sharing this information electronically tells a more complete story of the patient and fosters more educated plans as healthcare providers develop strategies and write prescriptions for patients.
How can an RTLS-based system such as ZulaFly’s Fuzion take EMR to the next level?
Taking ZulaFly’s Fuzion software and using it to bolster the effectiveness of your EMR creates even more efficiency and a more streamlined patient experience. Fuzion uses Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) technology to allow patients to move cleanly and effectively through areas ranging from waiting rooms to emergency departments to operating suites. How is this done?
The real-time patient flow of Fuzion allows for a fast, efficient check-in process. For example, the entire process can be automated when patient information and his/her badge ID are part of the patient flow solution. This allows healthcare systems to support higher patient volume, reduce wait times, and minimize mistakes.
Furthermore, this information helps staff members understand upcoming resource needs. Not only can the volume of incoming patients be realized on-the-fly, but knowing how much TIME to schedule for patients can be planned for well in advance.
Integrating RTLS and EMR data also allows hospitals to gain exceptional control over operational performance and patient control. For example, hospitals can study analytics such as surgery start times and length of procedures while combining that data with patient and surgeon types to create strategies for optimal care.
All of this occurs within visual dashboards and easy-to-understand reports that help you digest the information in a way that is simply smooth and consistent.
You depend on your EMR to optimize the patient experience, but have you looked into how RTLS can take your EMR to greater heights? Systems such as ZulaFly’s Fuzion are designed to make your patient experience more intentional and more strategic than ever before. For additional information and insight into the Fuzion experience, please visit us at zulafly.com.