Tips to Reduce Administrative Burden During COVID-19

January 26, 2021 RLDatix Marketing

COVID-19 has highlighted the need for clinicians and administrators to utilise efficient and effective software tools. According to the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, the COVID-19 pandemic has demanded new ways of working at an alarming pace. The journal expresses how the goal of an improvement activity, in a crisis setting, must be to ensure and enhance best possible patient outcomes while placing minimal burden on the already stretched care team. Learn three ways RLDatix software supports the front line with key features to reduce their administrative burden and improve patient safety and quality.

Efficiently Manage Tasks in DatixCloudIQ To Do List:

One way to stay on top of important tasks in a frenetic environment is to use clear to do lists. RLDatix has recently introduced enhanced To Do List functionality in DatixCloudIQ (DCIQ). DCIQ is the latest patient safety cloud software offering and is evolved from the DatixWeb platform.

The DCIQ To Do List can display records from these modules: Incidents, Feedback, Claims, Mortality, Actions and Enterprise Risk Manager. Its improved functionality offers a modern interface design, improved performance, and the introduction of filters for the user to efficiently find the records they are searching for.

The To Do List provides a screen for the user to easily access the tasks they need to complete, allows them to sort by module or due date and offers a configurable filter. This functionality increases the users' efficiency within the system, especially when their remit covers more than one module. Additionally, it empowers users to complete tasks on time, driving the overall efficiency of the organisation.

Save Time with Tags and Pinned Queries

Tags are available for Locations and Services in DCIQ and can help ensure consistency when conducting searches, minimise individual user discrepancies, and aid in providing real-time oversight to support administration needs, as well as local level monitoring.

For example, individual Tags for Locations and Services allow healthcare organisations to map unique searches for benchmarking extractions. To help provide COVID-19 insight, staff can easily select and tag applicable COVID wards to incidents they are reviewing.

Tags are also very useful to create quick searches; you can group together multiple codes with a Tag title and then search using this title.

Pinned Queries are available across several modules, including Incidents, Feedback, Claims, and Mortality Review. They allow you to add saved queries to the home page of a specific module. Upon logging in, users will have immediate sight to this information allowing them to monitor key priorities quickly and efficiently.

Reduce Duplication by Connecting your PAS to a Mortality Review

Reducing duplication of work is critical in making sure staff can focus their time on patient care–every scroll in a drop-down menu takes time. Scenario-specific selections such as falls, pressure ulcers, or medication error help staff quickly identify the one to choose rather than debating with uncertainty which one to pick.

Integration with a local patient administration system (PAS) can save time by avoiding duplicate data entry and help ensure data accuracy. DatixCloudIQ provides a Mortality API that can facilitate the automatic creation of records in the Mortality Review module when a patient is discharged as deceased from a local patient administration system (PAS). This automatically creates a mortality record to begin the review process once updates are made in the PAS.

2021 and Beyond:

The past 10 months have been challenging for healthcare staff in so many professional and personal ways. As providers continue to navigate the pandemic, it is important that their healthcare software efforts support staff and improve patient outcomes. Many opportunities exist for healthcare providers to enhance their software management efforts.

To learn more about how RLDatix can help support your organisational needs, please contact us.

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