Signed consents, H&P’s, clinical notes, and surgical site markings are missing prior to the start of patient procedures. The result is decreased patient safety, delayed start times, staff inefficiency, and non-compliance with Joint Commission requirements.
The real-time tracking of patients was integrated with a pre-surgical checklist that managed the status of consents, H&P’s, clinical notes, and surgical site markings for each case. A real-time, comprehensive schedule displaying these statuses was then made transparent to all constituents responsible for complying with the mandated Joint Commission requirements. In addition, visual alerts made key personnel aware of when specific requirements under their control needed immediate attention.