T-System Offers a Complimentary Screening Tool to Prepare Unscheduled Care Providers for Ebola Patients

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Screening tool can help providers with early identification and avoid potentially releasing infected patients.

We felt it was critical to design a tool that enhances the screening process, team communication and patient care. We hope in doing so, we can help ensure the infection doesn't spread throughout the United States.

To help healthcare providers quickly and accurately identify patients infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), T-System Inc. today announced the release of a complimentary screening tool. Providers can download the free tool on T-System’s website to help their staff rapidly identify patients potentially infected with the Ebola virus.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas stated that their facility originally released the first U.S. Ebola patient due to lack of communication between clinicians, according to a Modern Healthcare article published on Saturday. The announcement reminded unscheduled care providers of not only the importance of team communication, but also the importance of utilizing tools designed for this specialized type of care.

“News regarding the Ebola diagnosis hit very close to home, as T-System is headquartered in Dallas,” said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP and chief medical informatics officer at T-System. “We felt it was critical to design a tool that enhances the screening process, team communication and patient care. We hope in doing so, we can help ensure the infection doesn’t spread throughout the United States.”

The tool is designed to provide screening criteria specific to the identified Ebola Virus Disease in accordance with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Urgent care, ED and EMS care providers can use this consistent method to quickly assess a patient and determine next steps.

About T-System
T-System Inc. advances the practice of emergency medicine with solutions proven to solve clinical, financial, operational and regulatory challenges for hospitals and urgent care clinics. About 40 percent of the nation’s EDs use T-System solutions to provide an unmatched patient experience. Through gold-standard documentation, revenue cycle management and performance-enhancing solutions, T-System optimizes care delivery from the front door through discharge and beyond. Today, more than 1,900 facilities across all 50 states rely on T-System solutions. For more information, visit http://www.tsystem.com.

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