Routine Interfacility Patient Transport (RIPT)
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Transport organizations must record information about patients being transferred under their care so that the organizations can minimize errors in their patient care record and the patient can have accurate and an appropriate level of care for their condition. This information is either gathered verbally through nursing staff or by perusing extensive paperwork to find the information needed for the transport patient care record. Once the transport is completed, the same information is also communicated as part of the transport summary. While this is often done in electronic information systems today, a lack of standards means that duplicate entry is commonplace, leading to a higher chance for data entry errors. While the transfer of patient information is often done in electronic information systems today, a lack of standards means that duplicate entry is commonplace, leading to a higher chance for data entry errors by transport staff. With this profile the transport team’s time spent gathering information in the facility can be greatly reduced and the team can spend more time providing care to the patient.
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The time transport team’s spend gathering information in the hospital can be greatly reduced and decreasing duplicate data entry lessens the chance of data entry errors. This allows more time to be spent providing care to the patient, rather than spending prolonged periods of time searching for, and manually re-entering needed data. Another benefit is improved throughput for Emergency Departments (ED) which increases inpatient bed availability, by creating a faster turnover rate for hospital discharges.
Patient discharge is shown using FHIR transactions and CDA documents to make the flow of the patient information from the hospital to the transport team paperless.
- Transport System
- Hospital electronic record system
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