A healthy 40-year-old recently had a knee arthroscopy. Throughout the process, clinicians asked him the same questions time and again. His clinicians didn’t seem to have access to his important medical information. Before the arthroscopy, caregivers ordered an ECG and blood work, which required the patient to take an additional day off work. When he asked if the tests were necessary for someone so healthy, they responded, “this is what we always do for these procedures.” No matter if he really needed the tests. It shouldn’t be this way. Patients and caregivers should have information at the point of care to conduct the right tests – and only the right tests – before surgery. One of our Open App Challenge Phase 1 recipients, ePREOP, addresses this goal and promotes best practices in surgical care. Keeping surgeries on schedule with the […]
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