Connecting the Healthcare Dots with Stratus
Clinicians need to have quick access to patient records to ensure swift diagnosis and to create appropriate treatment plans. However, specialities can often exist in silos despite the fact they share comparable features. These disparate systems can impact continuity of care and cannot adequately support the needs of multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) especially during a crisis.
To address the challenges associated with fragmented care and the increasing pressure to deliver elective services during the pandemic, it is important that hospitals and NHS Trusts have access to singular electronic patient records which can be accessed across multiple departments or sites. This gives clinicians a richer picture of the patient to ensure treatments are delivered safely and in a timely way.
Delivering connected care with Stratus
Stratus is designed around two clear principles; to find the patient record quickly, and easily locate relevant information. The Stratus processing engine enables large, scanned documents to be indexed and categorised without the need for manual handling, cutting project costs considerably and forming a key part of a digital health strategy.
Key features and benefits of Stratus include:
Paperless patient records – Stratus is a shared care record designed to enable complete patient records to be accessed at the point of care. Digitising paper records, including the categorisation and indexation of documents, minimises the need for clinicians to scroll through large scanned ‘images’ in search of relevant medical history.
Complete picture of the patient – Stratus enables organisations to bring together information from disparate sources to create a complete picture of the patient record. It provides clinicians with a consolidated, easy to consume view that ensures they are fully informed when consulting with patients, meaning consultation time can be used more efficiently.
Organisational benefits – Stratus improves data quality for organisations through seamless data entry and a reduction in paper records. It promotes high quality working practices and offers a complete audit trail for regulatory compliance.
Timeline view – Stratus presents a timeline view that shows all relevant information about a patient at a glance, empowering clinicians to make faster and more informed decisions.
Easy deployment – Stratus is an easy to deploy platform that can be used to consolidate legacy systems or migrate away from your existing EDMS system.
Web based – Stratus uses the latest web technology to enable both local and cloud-based deployments, without the need to download any new software. It is also compatible with any networked device and optimised for use on tablets.
PAS integration – Stratus can be launched within a Patient Administration System (PAS) to ensure all patient and user information is retained.
Enhanced security – Patient confidentiality is absolutely critical for hospitals and NHS Trusts. Stratus enables security and compliance with in-built user access controls for sensitive records and a fully auditable break glass function.
Quick search – It is important that clinicians have immediate access to patient records to ensure swift diagnosis and to create appropriate treatment plans. Status’ homepage displays the ten most recently accessed patients, documents, wards, and clinics to save time in searching, and also features a quick search and ward view for easy navigation.
Virtual folders – Virtual folders are available in Stratus to collate patient documents for clinical reviews or meetings. The documents are duplicated rather than moved to ensure audit trails are not affected. This is only accessible by the user and only documents from one patient can be collected at any one time to avoid miscommunication.
Notifications – Stratus features a built-in notification system that alerts administrators if action is needed for a document.