Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, and Better Day™ Health, an innovator in point-of-care patient charting and clinical documentation, have partnered to develop a solution for improving the overall patient experience in clinical settings. Utilizing radio frequency identification (RFID), voice recognition, and Web-based mobile and cloud technologies, Better Day™ Health’s application automates electronic health records (EHR) documentation, streamlines patient check-in and registration, and tracks the flow of patients and staff throughout the clinic. As a result, healthcare organizations and clinics will be able to cut costs and operate more profitably while improving the overall patient experience, as well as the patient-physician interaction in the exam room.
When patients check in at the front desk, they receive an RFID-enabled visitor badge that links to their EHR and other vital information. Physicians and staff also have RFID-enabled ID badges, so as soon as the provider enters the exam room, an RFID reader triggers hands-free authentication, login, and data collection via Better Day™ Health’s patient charting app on the provider’s mobile device. During the patient visit, the Better Day™ app uses passive voice recognition technology to recommend potential diagnoses and to make it easy for the physician to choose a diagnosis, select the appropriate billing code and document the patient visit to complete required EHR record keeping. As a result, physicians are able to spend less time typing and taking notes and more time focusing completely on the patient and his or her needs.
Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH, CEO and co-founder of Better Day™ Health, said, “Doctors are the world’s most expensive clerical workers; today, they are using valuable time to fill out electronic health records and compile medical histories. Barcoding has provided us with the technology needed to bring our vision to life by partnering with Better Day™ Health to create an intelligent, automated, hands-free experience in the exam room. In conjunction with Better Day™, Barcoding will help doctors have more meaningful interactions with more patients, in less time, and without all of the burdensome data entry.”
Additionally, using Barcoding’s asset tracking software, RFID RealView™, Better Day™ Health’s solution tracks the flow of patients and physicians through the clinic to determine wait times, staff availability, patient location, and more. In turn, healthcare clinics can use this information to drive continuous improvements and enhance the patient experience.
Shane Snyder, president, Barcoding, Inc., said, “Although the technology behind Better Day™ Health’s RFID solution isn’t new, the way the company is using it is extremely innovative and unique. This goes to show the importance of selecting and integrating the right pieces of technology in order to create a solution that can maximize an organization’s efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity.”
Better Day™ Health’s CEO, Peter Ragusa, will discuss unique uses of RFID at Barcoding’s 5th Annual Executive Forum, scheduled for Oct. 8, 2015 at M&T Bank Stadium. To learn more about the event or to register, visit http://bit.ly/1f5Xdlc.