"Midtown prides itself on being a unique, highly specialized surgery
center," said Chuck Meisel, Vice President of Sales for Surgical
Notes. "When the facility approached us to learn more about ASC Cloud,
Midtown was like the vast majority of surgery centers, documenting on
paper and using different forms and chart packs for its specific specialties.
The ASC's leaders stated a desire to be on the cutting edge with technology.
More importantly, they wanted to improve their clinical documentation.
ASC Cloud met both of these objectives."
Designed specifically for ASCs, ASC Cloud enables users to manage the complex
requirements of clinical, quality, and financial reporting. With ASC Cloud,
ASCs gain the ability to capture clinically rich data at the point of
care using their familiar workflows and forms with sophisticated mobility
tools that include the Apple iPad. Cost reductions, accuracy, and on-demand
reporting ensure that ASCs using ASC Cloud maximize their profitability
without sacrificing patient care and quality. All of these features are
available to an ASC without having to change their practice management system.
ASC Cloud's streamlined implementation and training process make its
adoption fast and easy, Meisel says. "To even get started on other
EHR solutions requires extensive travel, onsite training, and significant
IT support. With ASC Cloud, a surgery center only needs a few days of
training and little IT support. ASC Cloud is scalable, so it doesn't
require a significant investment from a software and hardware perspective.
Since the experience of documenting in ASC Cloud on an iPad is not that
different from documenting on paper, adoption of ASC Cloud is quick."
This sentiment is shared by Chris McMenemy, MS, CASC, President of Ortmann
Healthcare Consulting Services, an ASC management and development company
that provides consulting services to Midtown.
"ASC Cloud is similar to using a paper chart, which is what makes
it so easy to implement," McMenemy says. "Instead of writing
onto a piece of paper, we are clicking and writing on an iPad. It looks
like a paper chart. It's even possible to orally dictate into the
system to alleviate some typing. The final result is a chart that is easier
to read, more accurate, faster to access, and more secure."
ASC Cloud has delivered organization-wide benefits, says Heather Overstreet,
Midtown's Surgical Coordinator and Front Office Assistant. "It
has been instrumental for our center. ASC Cloud has met our idea of mobility
on a busy surgery day where we are no longer required to have one chart
shared between multiple staff members. Staff can move easily from one
area to another with no need to worry about the other resources. The system
allows patient access for check-in with simple functionality and does
not compromise the integrity of other patient records. Regardless of your
daily patient flow, it is able to maintain flexibility in all aspects
of speed, storage, and data processing."
Midtown has also benefited from ASC Cloud's "Co-pilot" technology,
which provides tailored real-time alerts to ensure that critical documentation
is not omitted. "Thanks to Co-pilot, Midtown has dramatically improved
its documentation and eliminated manual chart auditing issues," Meisel says.
Overstreet says she finds tremendous value in the amount of time ASC Cloud
saves on chart preparation. "There's no more handwriting in the
forms or individually labeling 40-plus pages. The time savings is priceless."