Background: Efforts to reduce costs in healthcare, avoid emergency room overcrowding,and preparation for a growing number of elderly patients in the years to come are a few ofthe drivers for the adoption of these systems. The demand to integrate data processingcapabilities and EMR transfer options have also fueled the market.
Invention: The invention tracks and monitors patients in a hospital or other healthcarefacilities to manage scheduling of tests and procedures based on health priority and cost.The system organizes an optimum schedule to reduce the duration of hospital stays for allpatients and ensures that each patient promptly receives the appropriate, time-sensitivecare.
·Designed to work in a hospital and track a large number of patients
·Long-term care facilities
·Monitors subjective and objective criteria for hospital discharge for each patient
·Focuses on high patient turnover to save costs to patients and hospital·Optimizes hospital procedure schedule based on availability and patient need.
·Reduces idle time and avoids “extra days” that result from scheduling issues
·Generates clear user interface for hospital staff to observe the big-picture status of thehospital and its patients.
·Provides clear list of steps-to-discharge for each patient
·The larger the number of patients, the greater the potential benefit of the technology