SAFE SIMPLE SURGERY
AND A JOURNEY
When a patient becomes a candidate for surgery, it is only the start of a journey. The surgeon has to determine the patient-specific complication risks for the specific procedure and take actions to mitigate risks. While the surgeon's office kicks off a workflow for booking the surgery, the surgeon continues to work with the patient and their care team to ensure that the surgery is set up for success from the start.
The primary care doctor usually has to provide a medical clearance based on the patient's ability to tolerate surgery. Typically a review of all the systems beyond just the surgical area is performed. For some patients, a clearance is also required from a specialist, such as a cardiologist. These visits almost always include diagnostics to ensure that the patient's current health status is properly assessed.
HOSPITAL/ SURGERY CENTER
Meanwhile, the hospital needs further information about the patient to organize the logistics for surgery, which might include live classes and infection prevention protocols. The anesthesia team collects the information needed to plan for operative risks. After surgery, other care team members, such as hospitalists and physical therapists, help patients recover and achieve the desired outcomes of the surgery.
READY SURGERY KEEPS THE TEAM IN SYNC THROUGHOUT THE JOURNEY
BECAUSE SURGICAL RISK IS NOT ABOUT ACTUARIAL PROBABILITIES
BY KEEPING FOCUS ON THE PATIENT
ACCURATE PATIENT DATA
Gathered once. Gathered in time.
RELEVANT DATA AT THE RIGHT TIME
FOR THE RIGHT TEAM MEMBER
P.S. Not lost in an intake form or a fax. Or buried in one of many providers' EMRs.