Northside Hospital Streamlines Audits by Automating Sterilization Processes

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TrackVia's Custom Mobile Workflow Application Delivers Real-time Data Capture and Reporting

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With TrackVia, we have instant visibility of the sterilization process and the ability to see immediately where potential issues may be occurring.

TrackVia®, the leading low-code workflow platform for operations, is automating the instrument sterilization process at Northside Hospital, one of the nation’s leading hospital systems. With real-time visibility into its processes, Northside is able to speed up audits, quickly address audit observations, and identify incremental improvements.

Northside Hospital worked with TrackVia to create a custom mobile workflow application that automates every step in its sterilization process. Additionally, the mobile application prompts and allows employees to attach photos and enter notes to tasks, as well as captures timestamps for each task. This provides real-time reporting by timespan, facility, employee, shift and more.

“We are very pleased with the ease of use of the mobile workflow application,” said Randy Eccleston, Business Operations Manager at Northside Hospital. “We are thrilled to have instant visibility of the sterilization process and the ability to see immediately where potential issues may be occurring. This enables us to focus on our number one priority which is to our patients and their loved ones.”

Despite meeting and exceeding the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) compliance standards for tool sterilization, manual processes made the auditing process cumbersome and limited the hospital’s ability to easily review all their data and self-identify areas of improvement during their quarterly executive sterilization quality council meetings.

Northside found that automation with the TrackVia application could pull sterilization process data on-demand to streamline their AAMI audits, quickly address audits, increase their preparedness for joint commission meetings and allow cross-departmental collaboration. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/TV-Northside.

About Northside Hospital
The Northside Hospital health care system is one of Georgia’s leading health care providers with more than 150 locations across the state, including three acute care, state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Cherokee County and Forsyth County. Northside Hospital leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries and is among the state’s top providers of cancer care and surgical services. Northside has more than 2,800 physicians and 15,000 employees who serve 3 million patient visits annually across a full range of medical services.

About TrackVia®:
TrackVia, the leading low-code workflow platform for operations, helps companies build applications that improve on-time performance and reduce costs. TrackVia offers operations leaders the fastest and easiest way to build powerful applications that are business led and IT-approved. Organizations like Lifeline of Ohio, Healthways, and Recordati rely on TrackVia to digitize their operations. Learn more at: https://www.trackvia.com.

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