HIMSS 12 Debut: Aventura Auto-Populates Hospital Patient Record; Increases Physician Productivity

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aventura, a provider of context awareness software for hospitals, will debut a major new capability at HIMSS 12: the ability to auto-populate the patient’s record as physicians and nurses move from one patient’s room to another. For example, a physician or nurse entering John Smith’s room will immediately be presented with John Smith’s medical record simply upon tapping her or his card and entering a pin.

Aventura will demonstrate the patient record auto-population feature at HIMSS booth 8300.

According to T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi, M.D., DMedSc, FAANS, FACS, FCCM chief medical officer of Aventura, “Computers and clinicians have always been at odds. Physicians and nurses need mobility to do their jobs, but most hospital computers aren’t mobile. For many years, physicians and nurses have been clamoring for an ideal world in which they would have instantaneous access to their computer sessions irrespective of where they were, by dint of a computer smart enough to instantly display the needed information or patient record each time they walked anew into a patient’s room.”

Aventura now delivers this feature on a select number of major EHR systems.

“The automatic population of the patient record not only reduces logon times, it helps ensure that the physicians and nurses are entering notes, completing verifications and e-prescribing for the correct patient every time at the point of care,” said Howard Diamond, CEO of Aventura.

“Too often, when hospitals introduce a roaming desktop, they find that physicians and nurses moving between patient rooms find the record from the previous patient to still be up when they logon anew in the next patient’s room. This can lead to potentially dangerous situations in which forgetting to close the previous patient record and bring up the new one could result in documentation errors, order entry errors, and HIPAA violations,” Diamond said.

Aventura uses a combination of location awareness and context sensitivity to immediately deliver to clinicians a desktop that has been “molded” in response to who they are and in what location in the facility they find themselves. A video demonstration of this new feature is available here.

On the basis of these capabilities, Aventura’s solution identifies the clinician, the clinician’s specific role, and the clinician’s current location. Using this information, Aventura can respond to their specific needs almost instantaneously by roaming and dynamically updating their computing sessions. The ability to bring up new data fields, new policies and new printers as clinicians move throughout the hospital increases EHR use, improves CPOE access, has the potential to reduce medical errors, and diminishes connection times by up to 90% per individual shift.

Diamond said Aventura’s mission is to give clinicians the specific information they need, when and where they need it.

“Our system orchestrates the technologies the hospital already has in place, making them responsive to the user. We provide tools that help clinicians practice more productively and effectively, allowing them to spend more time with patients. The result is improved clinician satisfaction, increased EMR use at the point of care, increased safety, and an increased focus on the quality of care,” Diamond said.

Based in Denver and founded in 2008, Aventura serves some 30 hospitals in 10 states. For more information see www.aventurahq.com.


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