A Patient Tracking System with Real-time Visibility into Status from Admission To Discharge
McKesson Performance Visibility™ is a broadcast clinical communication system that tracks real-time patient status from throughout their stay. It uses visual controls to improve patient flow, staff productivity and care quality by exposing care delays and helping teams see at a glance what they need to do next. This patient tracking system aggregates real-time data from across your enterprise, including
Relevant information is translated into time-stamped, color-coded icons that are displayed on geospatial maps of your hospital's floor plan. These displays are then broadcast on a network of large-screen electronic boards at nursing stations, in physician lounges and in the executive suite. Clinicians can quickly identify patients with critical lab results, new orders or pending events.
McKesson Performance Visibility Can Help Your Organization
Increase staff efficiency and effectiveness by helping caregivers see at a glance what they need to do next
Optimize patient flow by reducing wait times
Improve patient safety and care quality
Drive real-time process compliance by telling clinicians whether they are carrying out required protocols within required time limits
Unlike bed management systems or departmental tracking boards, the McKesson Performance Visibility patient tracking system gives the people most able to optimize patient flow a view into the many processes that can delay clinical decisions and care delivery. In this way, it helps organizations solve enterprise-wide problems that can only be resolved by giving everyone involved in the care process real-time visibility into patient status and location.
Key Features of McKesson Performance Visibility
Deceptively Simple Transparency
Sophisticated use of vector graphics, including color, animation and timers, enables a wealth of discrete information to be imparted for a single patient (or patient room) to a broad range of people.
By stacking layers of data, each with a particular meaning, vital information can be communicated clearly and intuitively
Custom views between units such as ED, ICU and PACU help everyone not only understand what's happening now but what is expected to happen and when (e.g., potential discharges and transfers)
Communicating risks to prevent hospital-acquired conditions
Broadcasting infection control precautions and requirements
Identifying conditions to monitor and providing a control dashboard
Reminding and alerting when a task is due
Documenting and enforcing safety protocol compliance
Support for Reducing Readmissions
Our patient tracking system supports your preventable readmissions program by helping to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of patients who are:
Potentially at risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge
Possible actual 30-day readmissions from a previous stay
Monitoring Short-stay and Observation Patients
Under the Medicare "Two Midnight Rule," the length of stay for patients under observation must be monitored especially closely.
McKesson Performance Visibility can help increase awareness of observation patients and also drive desired physician behavior
Patients admitted under observation are automatically identified on all displays with a teal-colored room and a timer that counts up to the designated time when a decision to admit, discharge or transfer is due
Case managers can readily identify enterprise-wide observation patients by physician, length of stay, unit, payer and target discharge date
Mobility for Environmental Services (EVS) and Transport Workers
McKesson Performance Visibility helps speed bed turns by up to 20 minutes, in part by reducing non-productive EVS time spent trying to identify where to go next.
Clinicians can quickly see the status of each dirty room, including elapsed time for cleanings in progress, and infer when each room will be available without phone calls
From their mobile device, EVS staff can log the start and finish of each assignment. They can also see their next assignment or even self-schedule based on their location
Transparency increases accountability and gives staff members more autonomy to better manage their day