The “Wait 2” Novari ATC module is widely used by hospitals and across health regions to improve OR utilization, enable better surgical wait list management and the paperless eBooking of cases from the physician offices to the hospital booking offices. In real time, Novari ATC complements and integrates with each hospitals’ surgical information system (Meditech, Cerner, Picis, SIS, etc.).
Efficient utilization of expensive OR time & resources starts in the physician offices. The Novari ATC module leverages physician-specific average procedure times, including set up and clean up times, to ensure the physician offices’ scheduling requests do not exceed available block OR time. The percentage of OR utilization is visible and highlighted to the surgical offices for each block of OR time.
Understand in real time the volume of cases in the pipeline (both scheduled and not yet scheduled) and demand for resources by department and services. Cases can be filtered by diagnosis, urgency, procedure, service, demographics, etc.
Improving wait times for surgical care is a priority in Canada, Australia and many other healthcare systems. Sophisticated wait list management functionality and physician office dashboards are part of the solution and make it intuitively easy for the offices to pick the right patient at the right time, which improves compliance with provincial or local wait time targets. Deploying a wait list management system jointly used by the physician offices and the hospital improves wait times performance.
Move to a paperless eBooking process by receiving bookings from the surgical offices with attached electronic documents (history & physicals, consent, etc.). Most Novari ATC clients have transitioned to a completely paperless booking process with all documents and communication between the hospital and surgical offices being electronic. It’s time to retire the 1980 fax machines.
The perioperative process is complicated and involves the coordination of many individuals and departments. The Novari ATC’s messaging functionality lets the physician offices, scheduling offices, registration department and the pre-admission clinics securely electronically communicate with each other. No more telephone tag and misplaced faxes.
Novari ATC™ integrates and complements existing hospital surgical and enterprise scheduling information systems (i.e. Meditech, Cerner, Picis, SIS, etc.). Electronic booking requests from the offices are received and processed by scheduling staff within the hospital’s existing scheduling system
Make required wait times reporting easy by automating the opening, updating and closing of cases in provincial wait time registries (WTIS, PAR-NS, etc.). Practically error-free reporting means wait time coordinators spend less time managing reporting errors and more time working to improve wait time performance.