Complimentary Documentation Templates Help Unscheduled Care Providers Prepare for Onslaught of Influenza

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Point-of-care tool allows providers to diagnose and treat flu patients quickly and accurately.

Responding to influenza surges can be a daunting task for healthcare professionals if a sufficient strategy is not in place to handle increased patient volumes.

As the influenza season approaches, T-System, Inc. today announced their annual complimentary flu T Sheets® to help unscheduled care providers manage the upcoming flu season and the associated overcrowding. Healthcare organizations and clinicians can download the free documentation tool on T-System’s website. Templates are available for four different care settings: emergency department, emergency department pediatric, primary care and urgent care.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related reasons each year. In recent years, the flu has caused extreme resource and space constraints for unscheduled care providers nationwide.

“Responding to influenza surges can be a daunting task for healthcare professionals if a sufficient strategy is not in place to handle increased patient volumes,” said Robin Shannon, RN, MN, MBA, T-System’s director of documentation solutions. “Epidemics like the flu result in increased numbers of people seeking quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment in unscheduled care settings. T Sheets have an intuitive design, critical clinical content and an efficient workflow to help providers document care during patient surges.”

The flu T Sheets® are point-of-care tools designed to support consistent documentation and capture of critical patient health information, while ensuring hospitals meet regulatory and reimbursement needs. The paper templates incorporate the latest CDC guidelines to reflect diagnostic and treatment protocols specific to the virus strains identified this season.

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. Follow @TSystem on Twitter, or become a T-System fan on Facebook.

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