Sales Surge as Hospitals, Surgical Facilities, and ASCs Search for a More Convenient, Cost Effective Preop Process
SCITUATE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medical facilities and physicians are under increasing pressure to do more with less. In their quest to create more efficient processes while simultaneously improving quality of care, in the first half of 2011 60 hospitals, surgical facilities, and ambulatory surgery centers took their preoperative process online with One Medical Passport by Medical Web Technologies.
Using One Medical Passport, patients quickly and easily complete their own preoperative medical history securely via the Internet. The information is then immediately available to nurses, anesthesiologists, and registration staff, as well as the patient’s surgeon. No lengthy phone interviews, no phone tag with patients.
“We have been very impressed with One Medical Passport and how quickly our staff has embraced the solution,” said Wanda Moratelli, CASC, business administrator Ambulatory Care Center. “Preop information collection and workflows are much more streamlined. Patient history, medications and other essential information is very easy to find, legible and complete.”
Facilities using One Medical Passport report a decrease in the amount of time nurses spend conducting preop interviews, saving as much as 20 – 30 minutes per call (approximately $20.00 or more per patient). Having a patient’s complete medical history available in advance of a procedure also eliminates costly day-of surgery delays or cancellations caused by ‘surprises’.
A sampling of facilities bringing their preoperative process online during the first half of 2011 includes:
- Inova Alexandria Hospital
- Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
- Inova Loudoun Hospital
- Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Banner Health System (10 Banner Surgery Centers)
- Bailey Square Surgery Center
- Diagnostic & Interventional Spinal Care
- Hamilton Ambulatory Surgery Center
- New River Surgical Arts
- Northwest Texas Surgery Center
- Presidio Surgery Center
- Sheridan Surgical Center, LLC
- Skyline Surgery Center
- Surgery Center of Lancaster
- The Laser & Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches
About Medical Web Technologies
Medical Web Technologies, www.mwtcorp.com, provides innovative, Web-based medical information solutions that allow patients and healthcare providers to easily create, store, and distribute a patient’s complete medical information. MWT’s solutions, One Medical Passport and SourcePlus Passport, are used nationwide in a variety of settings that span fast-paced ASCs and major medical centers to solo practitioner physician offices.
Medical Web Technologies Media Contact:
Julie Dearing, 713-201-9000
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