Review Pane Synthesizes Patient Data and Saves Time
Herndon, VA—The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital (TCC) in Bethany, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City, has implemented Harris Healthcare’s Novus ClinDoc, an advanced clinical documentation application linked to QCPR, its electronic health record (EHR).
TCC worked with Harris Healthcare to configure three care notes, specific to their workflows: an Admit H&P, a Progress Note, and a Discharge Summary. Currently, 16 clinicians and 5 case managers are using Novus ClinDoc. In addition to Admit H&Ps and Discharge Summaries as needed, the care teams complete approximately 50 progress notes per day using Novus ClinDoc.
As a veteran pediatrician, Darin Brannan, M.D., and Vice President of Medical Informatics at TCC is familiar with the struggles clinicians experience as they attempt to document patient care within an EHR. As such, when asked to participate as a Beta partner for the new Novus ClinDoc application, Dr. Brannan jumped at the chance.
Novus ClinDoc eliminates the cumbersome and time-consuming steps required to review patient data, re-work notes, and re-do lost notes—all while supporting collaboration. “We were really interested in the concept of a review pane,” Dr. Brannan says. “With Novus ClinDoc, information from QCPR— information we have already entered—is summarized and displayed alongside our current note.”
Additional time-saving features include:
- Unique ability to “carry-forward” prior documentation.
- Auto-save, which eliminates lost work and re-work.
- Problem-based note templates that organize and simplify data, and are also easier to search.
TCC’s Novus ClinDoc implementation began in mid-July, and included rigorous template review, with testing for accuracy and functionality before going live on October 25th. “We’ve had a phenomenal experience,” Dr. Brannan explains. “No negative impacts on workflow. Substantial reductions in time to document. In totality, Novus ClinDoc creates a much better user experience with a more professional impact.”
“The Children’s Center has been an excellent Beta partner,” says Santina Allen, Sr. Executive Vice President, Harris Healthcare, Clinical Solutions. “The TCC team would see patients all day, provide testing feedback to us, and then be back again the next day to test out the resolutions we delivered overnight. The focus on continuous improvement helped us deliver software that improves the clinician experience, and ultimately patient care. A major benefit is the time the care team gains—time they can use to focus on the children in their care.”
About The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital
Founded in 1898, The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital offers a wide range of 24-hour medical services, rehabilitative and respiratory care, and social services to children from Oklahoma and surrounding states. The 160-bed nonprofit hospital annually serves 300 inpatients and an outpatient population of more than 2,600 in three programs: Complex Care and Rehabilitation; Traumatic Injury Rehabilitation; Pediatric Outpatient Services and Therapy.
About Harris Healthcare
With a 30-year history as a healthcare IT provider, Harris Healthcare delivers a fully-integrated solution set to hospitals and clinics throughout the United States and Canada. We streamline processes, increase productivity and drive positive clinical outcomes. Harris Healthcare QCPR includes 900 professionals who support clients at more than 1,200 healthcare facilities. Please visit our website for more detail: harrishealthcare.com.