RES-Q Healthcare Systems Will Demonstrate Paperless Surgical Case Documentation HIMSS

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Three software enhancements to RES-Q Perioperative Resource Management advance the efficiency, accuracy and security of surgical case documentation.

RES-Q Healthcare Systems will demonstrate paperless case documentation for RES-Q Perioperative Resource Management, its surgery scheduling software for hospitals, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. HIMSS will be held on February 24-28, 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. RES-Q will be at booth #3317.

"We have relied on RES-Q Perioperative Resource Management software since 1997 to establish surgery schedules that preclude staffing and equipment conflicts, ensure clinically appropriate staffing, save time, and boost productivity," said Katherine Carr, R.N., director of surgical services, Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville, Wash. "Over the past decade, the software has been dependable, and RES-Q's support has been outstanding."

The system now supports end-to-end, paperless documentation that is essential for measurement of performance against Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards and continuous operational improvement. With electronic signatures on both the individual field and case levels, providers digitally sign off on their documentation of the services they perform during the care of surgical patients. Once an electronic signature is applied in RES-Q Perioperative Resource Management, the data cannot be changed by anyone other than the provider who electronically signed the record. If a provider goes back to amend or correct any item in their documentation, audit trail functionality saves the previous value of the data in any field that is changed, displays the new value, verifies and annotates the identity of the user who made the change, and adds a date and time stamp.

Through an HL7 interface, data from the RES-Q surgical case record is sent directly from RES-Q Perioperative Resource Management to the hospital's electronic data repository. This eliminates the necessity of scanning the paper case record and attaching it to the patient account. Users have the flexibility to create customized templates that define exactly what data from the case record is sent to the electronic files. Thus, all authorized users get immediate access to just the right data.

About RES-Q® Healthcare Systems

Since 1979, RES-Q® Healthcare Systems (Calabasas, Calif.) has pursued one mission: advancing resource management and scheduling software for hospitals. RES-Q® Labor Resource Management produces clinically sound, skill-matched, financially optimized, and productive staffing in schedules that account for staff preferences. RES-Q® Perioperative Resource Management reviews and verifies surgeon needs and preferences, personnel and equipment requirements, supply lists and inventory, and operating room availability and then establishes surgery schedules that minimize conflicts and maximize productivity. RES-Q's management team, with an average of 15 years with the company and decades of front-line experience in hospital administration, helps hospitals set their schedules for today and set course for success tomorrow. For more information, call (800) 572-1911 or visit http://www.res-q.com.

Notes to Editors: RES-Q will be at booth #3317 at HIMSS. To schedule an editorial appointment, contact David Aquilina for assistance.

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