“PRIMUM NON NOCERE” (First, do no harm) – the dictum guiding the medical profession is as valid today as it was when enunciated by Hippocrates (ca 460-ca 377 B.C)
However, new service lines defined by complex surgical procedures at ambulatory surgery center settings – total joint replacements, cardiac catheterization, etc., raises concerns of compromising patient safety. Adding a new procedure or program, particularly one that is of a higher complexity like total joints, should not be taken lightly, says Mary Jo Steiert, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing and Clinical Director for Lowry Surgery Center in Denver.
However, advances in surgical technology, pain management and perioperative care as well as integration of technology with remote monitoring incorporated into a comprehensive system of healthcare is the basis for success of the program. Towards this end, training of personnel in using new instruments and techniques becomes essential. More important, one needs reliable, readily accessible instructions providing important information about biological and non-biological implants critical to patient safety.
ASCLOGS, a healthcare e-compliance platform (www.ASCLOGS.com), includes manufacturer’s documentation and instructions for use (IFU’s) readily available at the point of care. Tasks – including review of IFU’s, orientation to new equipment, etc can be easily assigned. These assignments can be then tracked for completion, thus fostering accountability in the staff of the Center. An anesthesiologist by training, Dr. Venkataraman, Chief Medical Officer at ASCLOGS says – “ensuring documentation of completion of training in new techniques and equipment is integral to risk management, ensuring patient safety and positive outcomes while ensuring high quality of care. The ASCLOGS suite of solutions is the e-compliance platform digitizing the entire compliance portfolio of an ambulatory surgery center. All aspects of patient care can be monitored, attesting reports can be generated and data tracked, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. ASCLOGS empowers the Administrator/Director of Nursing and confers awareness and transparency into the compliance processes “All components of healthcare delivery can now be routinely monitored seamlessly generating quality metrics, allowing the facility to track performance over time.”
ASCLOGS data can be viewed on handheld devices – iOS/Android (device agnostic). The cloud-based configuration allows ASC management to track compliance activities from anywhere. Reports can be readily generated and distributed for review. ASCLOGS ensures that the era of managing bulky three-ring binders filled with paper reports is over. “This is the new tomorrow,“ says Dr. Venkataraman. Data availability at the point of care will be critical to demonstrating and reporting quality of care. ASCLOGS is the solution for compliance for the healthcare industry during and following the COVID pandemic.
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