How Alarm Management Brings Additional Value to Your EHR
By Will O'Connor M.D., CMIO at TigerConnect on February 16, 2022
EHRs have become the gold standard digital repository for managing patient histories, demographics, diagnoses, progress notes, vaccinations, medications, and more. These vital systems play a crucial role in clinical decision-making and help reduce medical errors by improving the accuracy of patient records.
While your EHR is the single source of truth for logging and storing static patient information, it’s not designed to handle the real-time, multi-threaded clinical collaboration and communications needs of your healthcare organization.
TigerConnect Alarm Management & Event Notification empowers you to improve workflows, streamline staff assignment processes and fully integrate your EHR. Your care teams will benefit from reduced chaos due to unnecessary alerts and alarms that can distract and impede operational efficiency.
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Are You Getting the Most From Your EHR?
As McKinsey & Company reports, EHRs are often the largest capital expenditure made by a health system, although few fully maximize the return on investment (ROI) of their EHR, partially due to the historically closed nature of the system’s design. However, McKinsey asserts, health systems can achieve efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve quality by integrating their EHRs to other systems to maximize information sharing and improve care team delivery.
One major barrier health systems face is the deployment of many disconnected software products that may reside on incompatible platforms. Depending on the size of the health system, this collection of disparate systems can have a total cost of ownership between $5 million and $500 million per year. Yet, replacing these legacy systems can be costly and create unwanted disruptions in clinical operations that can diminish patient care.
How TigerConnect With Your EHR
Recognizing both of those challenges, we’ve designed TigerConnect Alarm Notification & Event Management so you don’t have to rip and replace those systems. Instead, you can continue to realize value from those investments, integrate information from existing clinical systems, and deliver insights directly to your front-line clinical team. This empowers your facility to replace legacy systems as your budget allows and leverage a modern alarm notification and event management system to improve daily operations.
TigerConnect Alarm Notification & Event Management interfaces with your EHR, nurse call solutions, smart beds, laboratory information system (LIS), physiological monitoring, real-time location systems (RTLS), and more to acquire data, manage clinical workflow and deliver context-rich alerts to your caregivers and allied health teams.
With this approach, nurses no longer have to contend with incessant alarms, most of which do not require intervention. Instead of feeling constantly disrupted and distracted, healthcare team members can stay focused on the task at hand and deliver more attentive care to patients.
Modern, Reliable & Enterprise-Ready
The TigerConnect Alarm Management & Event Notification platform meets the precise needs of today’s complex, fast-paced healthcare systems. We know that acute care settings operate 24/7, which is why we deliver 99.99% reliability. You can plan downtimes strategically to minimize the impact on your clinical and administrative teams so that you can fulfill your mission of delivering exceptional care to patients.
Additionally, TigerConnect Alarm Management & Event Notification features a multi-tenant architecture. This lets multiple users access a single instance of our solution simultaneously, which lowers costs.
Learn how to deliver better patient care with advanced clinical workflows
In our next blog, we’ll dive deeper to discuss using TigerConnect Alarm Management & Event Notification for advanced clinical workflows and self-serviceability.