The mountains of critical data anesthesiologists record must be accurate down to the microgram. And in a life-or-death situation, it must be accessible in an instant.
An iPad for every clinician. That's what the North American Partners in Anesthesia wanted for their anesthesiologists to replace the paper patient records that were difficult to fill out, share, and track. Gist Digital built them TBAR (Tablet Based Anesthesia Record). Now, they can effortlessly record and share reams of information with the swipe of an iPad. Doctors across the country can access correct patient data. Clinicians get paid on time. And patients avoid possible life-and-death situations when TBAR alerts anesthesiologists of potential complications.
With it’s paper based Anesthesia Record, NAPA was faced with multiple issues. Anesthesia Records were being misplaced or lost, records were incomplete, there was a lack of real-time compliance and risk alerts. Compliance information was often missing and quality events didn’t occur. And with billing codes many times being either incorrect and illegible billing codes posed several challenges and increased costs and leading to long billing cycles and payment against insurance claims.
A HIPAA compliant iPad application driven by a secure custom HIPAA compliant back-end in the cloud providing automation from case registry to billing. Working with a large team of Anesthesiologists, Gist designed a comprehensive tablet based anesthesia information management system to streamline the work-flow, improve efficiency and reduce the anesthesia record cycle. The creation of Tbar involved a highly iterative process of learning, designing and development of solutions to address the business challenges while focusing on the needs of the Anesthesiologists.