Today’s healthcare systems and organisations often operate in silos, making it a challenge to efficiently transfer patients between care settings. Clinicians are often taken away from their patients to coordinate patient transfers through phone, email or fax. Frequently, they work with an incomplete picture of the patient, the referral options and waiting times. Determining if a client meets the acceptance criteria for referral – or if an appointment has been scheduled – can be challenging, and prone to error. As a result, clinicians, patients and the healthcare system all suffer.
Strata PathWays™ makes it easier to intelligently transition patients between care settings. PathWays™ is an innovative cloud technology designed to match patients’ clinical needs and preferences to available and appropriate resources, system wide and in real time. Clinicians are presented with up to the minute information on the patient, available care options and waiting times. Patients can then be matched to the best option for their specific needs. Strata PathWays™ is configurable to each health region’s individual requirements. The solution integrates seamlessly to existing IT assets, ensuring optimal workflow and clinician adoption.
Day to day, PathWays™ improves conditions for clinicians and patients. Patients coming into accident and emergency are transferred faster. Hospital discharges are faster and more effective. Inappropriate re-admissions are reduced. Primary care physicians can better match patients to a complete dynamic directory of services. Providers receive referrals that are complete. System-wide, clinicians spend less time on paperwork and more time with their patients.