The modern digital health solution that facilitates coordination for patients in the Emergency Departments (ED) or when hospitalized. We extend Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to enable better patient flow and faster, safer discharge to home.
All components were co-designed and validated in real clinical settings with over 2,400 clinical users. Care Connector ensures the entire team is up to speed, reducing time spent on redundant data entry and lessening the likelihood of missing information.
The Coordinated Care Plan (CCP) is a communication tool for the multidisciplinary team in acute care settings, like the ED or in patient services, enabling providers to streamline efforts to meet the patient’s needs and goals.
This is a living module that in a coordinated, collaborative approach, driven by the changes in the patient status.
This module support clinical operations to improve patient flow and effective early discharge from the ED or from inpatient services.
Hospital flow planners are able to effectively collaborate with the different providers on the care team to understand and support clinical care and patient needs in real time.
A mismatch between patient demand and the ED’s capacity to deliver care often leads to poor patient flow and departmental crowding. These are associated with reduction in the quality of the care delivered and poor patient outcomes.
Built on evidence-based strategies, the ED Intake allows for distributed management of patients for programs and services intaking patients and the ED Patient Flow component allows physicians to view their team in an organized, efficient manner. It provides a snapshot of how many patients a team currently has (Patient census), is willing to accept/admit (Can take) and have been admitted to each team for the chosen date (Taken).
An electronic standardized template ensures the timely and comprehensive transfer of patient information for patient handover and the distributed management of patients coming in and leaving.
Facilitates nursing handover and improves the shared understanding of the patient’s comprehensive care needs (medical, social, functional) by the Interprofessional health team.
Enables secure messaging amongst the Interprofessional and multidisciplinary care teams with messages centralized around the patient, so they are accessible by any team member.
Designed around the unique practical realities of care in the ED and in hospital, Care Connector is optimized to support the delivery of patient-centered integrated team-based care.
: Accurate and complete transfer of information for patient handover and a shared understanding of the patient’s needs across the interprofessional care team improve quality and safety.
When all the patients' needs are clearly communicated, necessary tests and services are easier to organise. This creates efficiencies and reduced Length of stay (LOS).
The Patient Care Planner and Patient Centred Messaging modules enable communication for effective team function, within the rapidly changing context of acute care.
Efficient, quality, and collaborative work in the constantly changing acute care settings lead to improved provider satisfaction, work at the top of their license, and greater staff retention.
The story and overview of
what Care Connector
was designed to do in clinical settings
Dr. Terence Tang
Clinician scientist, Institute for Better Health
General internist, Trillium Health Partners
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The best way to describe the impact of Care Connector is in the words of its clinician users.
“Because any time you have these complex patients with lots of needs, where you hand off the care from person to person, having something like this is a Godsend… it's better, it's easier, it's safer. It's more reliable. I feel more comfortable with it.”
“It improves my efficiency because it shortens the time that I have to spend digging for information, because I have information readily accessible and available. Whenever there's, you know, something important going on or some crisis going on… I can expedite that, it shortens the patient stay”
“[CareConnector has] given me a lot more efficiency… I can see a lot more patients because I'm not handwriting notes all day.”
“I enjoy the tool. This is my – like my bible. Every day I come in and first thing I do is I print and highlight all the things that I need to address and follow up on and check [whether] physicians had any updates in the afternoon and I go with it.”
“I think that in general the vibe and the morale on the unit has been high ever since we got Care Connector. And we're sort of excited about having a more efficient way to work, potentially a more efficient way to communicate with people that are not on the unit all the time…”
“I think the main benefit that I’ve found is just in ensuring safe handover, which, with our type of practice, is of upmost importance because you want to make sure that things don’t get lost along the way.”