The single biggest investment any NHS trust is likely to make is its EHR platform.
It’s a time-consuming, expensive process and that’s just to select the right provider. The implementation of a system, the training of end-users, and the optimisation period can take years to fully realise a return on investment clinically, operationally and financially.
However, EHR systems can fundamentally enhance clinical workflows, decision-making, and analytical insights, leading to more effective patient pathways and management plans.
To reach that point though, investments are needed in systems that enhance the EHR experience and add functionality that increases adoption and utilisation of the full range of features of a system.
How are T-Pro optimising the EHR experience?
At T-Pro, we have a history of working with hospitals as they are increasing their digital maturities and in particular through the adoption of EHR systems and moving up the EMRAM scale.
Our commitment to enhancing the clinical documentation experience of EHR systems had been based on developing bespoke solutions but now forms a core part of our cloud first, mobile ready transcription, digital dictation and speech recognition platform.
Today, clinical noting is an essential component of the EHR experience for clinicians, but it can often be slow and cumbersome, especially during the transition period to a new system.
1. The power of speech recognition
The power of speech recognition, pre-set keyword templates and speciality dictionaries means clinicians can dictate their notes directly into the system much faster than typing and, through the use of templates, create much richer notes in terms of relevant clinical details.
This is very important - especially at a time of shared multi-disciplinary care, as we need to be able to share comprehensive notes across numerous clinical settings when patients have complex or multiple conditions to provide a full picture of a patient’s circumstances.
Richer data can often lead to faster, more appropriate and effective decision making that can translate into more efficient and safe patient pathways.
2. Automatic integration
The power of clinical noting through an EHR doesn’t have to be limited to being at a workstation anymore. Through the T-Pro app clinicians can create, dictate, review and authorise documents that can then automatically integrate into a patient’s records in the trust’s EHR system.
The app enables a Trust to make the most of its ‘Bring Your Own Device’ or enterprise mobility strategy as smartphones and tablets become ubiquitous in the clinical setting. Rich clinical notes can now be generated any time ensuring the patient’s record is always up to date.
3. Governance and quality control
Furthermore, the T-Pro platform comes with a range of information governance and quality control capabilities which means that notes can have clear management and authentication controls in place to ensure that EHR systems not only receive detailed, timely notes but that they also meet the highest standards in terms of documentation quality.
Our team at T-Pro is passionate about working with NHS trusts to achieve their digitisation goals
We believe our solution is a critical enabler when it comes to making the most of the EHR investment that so many are committing to and enhancing the overall EHR experience.
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