SINGAPORE, 29 September 2015
Global clinical software development company, Getz Clinical, today released the latest version of its PreOp module, a cloud computing based application used by hospitals to electronically assess patient viability for surgery.
PreOp is a module in the Getz Clinical Cloud, the world's first cloud computing solution for an anaesthesia information management system.
Getz Clinical Cloud has been adopted by hospitals across Australasia and Europe as a replacement to paper-based patient record keeping processes.
'Our clinical software improves the accuracy, security and accessibility of patient data,' said James Rennie, CEO of Getz Clinical.
'To combat rising healthcare costs there is a need for greater operational efficiencies in hospitals. PreOp and other modules in the Getz Clinical Cloud suite provide real time metrics that enable anaesthetists to make prudent decisions, thus improving patient care while simultaneously reducing the pressure on hospital staff.
'It's not about doing more with less, rather it's about bringing people closer together through collaboration and teamwork,' Mr Rennie said. 'Technology plays a role in facilitating this, passing on the right information in a timely manner across hospital teams. PreOp and all the modules in the Getz Clinical Cloud suite keep clinicians informed.'
Other modules include IntraOp, used in operating theatres, and PACU, used in recovery bays, both of which record patient data sourced directly from patient monitoring equipment and through data keyed by clinicians on medical-grade touch screen devices.
PreOp is a web-based application which integrates seamlessly with other Getz Clinical Cloud modules as well as with a hospital's patient administration system. Completed PreOp questionnaires are immediately accessible to clinicians anywhere in a hospital network, including during surgical procedures.
Patient self-assessment questionnaires and clinical assessment questionnaires document a patient's anaesthetic, surgical and medication history, allergies and alerts, examination data and surgery risk assessment criteria, compiled in an electronic report.
'Whatever we can do to make the daily lives of hospital staff easier will translate directly into improved patient care, lower comorbidities and reduced risk,' Mr Rennie said. 'It's our job to translate technology into applications that help hospitals make timely, informed decisions.'