T-System Introduces New Technology Solution to Support Clinical Documentation Improvement Without Complex IT and Cost Burdens

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T Sheets® EVolvED to Drive Clinical, Operational and Financial Outcomes for Emergency Departments

T-System, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions for episodic and emergency care, today announced a new technology solution to enhance documentation in the unplanned care environment. T Sheets® EVolvED combines T-System’s T Sheets® paper documentation speed and efficiency with the power of a best of breed technology solution that is low cost and fast to implement without the need for onsite hardware or interfaces. T Sheets EVolvED helps physicians deliver unmatched care, drive efficiencies in documentation and improve clinical and financial outcomes.

T Sheets EVolvED seamlessly supports the transition from paper documentation to electronic. Designed as a cost-effective solution for physicians within the unplanned care environment, T Sheets EVolvED incorporates the same gold-standard, streamlined documentation methodology as found through paper, but offers substantial additional value over paper, including care coordination, real-time feedback for completeness and accuracy, and information quality that can lead to increased revenue capture.

With paper, there are costs for the paper itself, administrative labor for filing and scanning and storage. It’s easy for files to get lost, especially in the fast paced emergency department setting, and if deficiencies are found in the documentation, there’s rework in sending the paperwork back to the physicians to complete the chart. Downstream communication is also limited.

T Sheets EVolvED addresses these limitations.

The technology improves communication and care coordination, helping physicians make timely treatment decisions. Providers have access to patients’ old health records and a comprehensive narrative clinical report, and can track chart completion and status of records. Clinical documentation is also available to others in real-time for transition of care communication.

T Sheets EVolvED delivers immense value to physicians by providing real-time feedback for completeness and accuracy at the point of documentation. For example, ICD-10 support is embedded into the workflow with visual indicators that yield a specific ICD-10 code and indicate any ICD-10 missing elements. This ensures care is properly documented for maximum reimbursement.

“Approximately 10 to 15 percent of hospitals are still using paper documentation in their emergency departments, and five to 10 percent of providers in this environment are still dictating,” said Robin Shannon, RN, senior vice president and chief product officer at T-System. “For providers and facilities who want to make the leap to an electronic documentation system, T Sheets EVolvED is an excellent first step because of its easy transition, low cost and low impact on staff.”

Hosted in the cloud, T Sheets EVolvED has a simple configuration that does not require costly interfaces and hardware. IT departments only need to provide VPN access and access to network printers. Users can go live within one to two weeks.

“Technology plays a key role in patients’ and providers’ experiences with the healthcare system,” said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at T-System. “T Sheets EVolvED was designed to fill a gap in today’s market and better serve the physicians treating those who walk into episodic care settings. The introduction of this solution supports T-System’s commitment to innovation and dedication to advancing care delivery and financial outcomes for a care setting that is a key part of the healthcare delivery system.”

T Sheets EVolvED can also be a pathway to more functionality later, if desired. The product utilizes core software from T-System’s EV™ for Physicians offering so transitioning to EV for Physicians or EV™, an emergency information system (EDIS) offered by T-System, is easy to do. T Sheets EVolvED also has the ability to embed clinical decision support tools like Pepid and Isabel and include interfaces, such as ADT registration integration.

T Sheets EVolvED will be available for review during the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly by visiting T-System at Booth #S2617. To learn more, contact Robin Shannon at 214-384-3721.

About T-System
T-System is a healthcare IT company that advances care delivery and financial outcomes for episodic care. Specializing in emergency department documentation since 1996, T-System has since expanded its focus to include the development of innovative solutions for the rapidly expanding episode-based care market, including hospital-based emergency departments (EDs), freestanding emergency centers and urgent care centers. Through clinically-driven services and documentation solutions as well as charge capture and coding solutions, T-System solves clinical, financial and operational challenges for our clients. About 40 percent of the nation’s hospital-based EDs, freestanding emergency centers and urgent care centers use T-System to improve the clinical encounter, including the documentation of the patient visit as well as the downstream outcomes related to that event. For additional information about T-System, please visit http://www.tsystem.com.

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