What is IrisPoint?
Medium to large hospitals and health facilities receive thousands of patient visits every day. As patients arrive, they go through a patient registration and check-in process that includes confirming patient demographics and insurance information. When patients are admitted various tests are ordered and results are produced. Despite the processes in place to prevent data errors, errors still occur. It is often these errors go undetected. Most errors represent not only financial burden, but your ability to provide safe and efficient patient care.
IrisPoint is a software system designed to detect, notify, and report common admission errors and significant clinical values.
Why is IrisPoint Needed?
IrisPoint focuses on data quality and patient safety. Hospital staff input large quantities of data each day, on multiple patients, into their health information systems (HIS). Business logics are built into IrisPoint to detect errors. IrisPoint uses HL7 messages, hospital information systems data repository and other data sources to trigger alerts. Alerts are sent to hospital staff or most responsible care providers for following up.
Benefits of IrisPoint
- Improves data quality in the health information system
- Improves patient quality of care by alerting MRP to act on new information
- Improves patient flow and efficiency by alerting staff to perform certain tasks
- Improves patient safety by alerting staff of critical results and reports
- Improves billing turnaround time as a result of improved accuracy with patient demographics and WSIB information
Business Logics & Alerts
- Addendum to patient report is available
- Postal code for patient address is incorrect
- Missing data, e.g. missing physician name, marital status
- Data is missing – based on a certain logic, e.g. If patient type is WSIB, employer address is required
- Incorrect Postal Code – uses National postal database to compare
- Patient has been admitted into an IP bed
- Patient is at Emergency Department
- Patient has expired
- Patient registered is a duplicate patient in the system
- Physician initial assessment time is after the patient’s departure time or left ED date and time
- …and more