Paper no longer has a place in healthcare. It is archaic, inefficient and—when vital medical information is on the line—a liability to patient care. QYK solutions represent the future of data collection in the health industry. Over 650 hospitals have taken the initiative to streamline their workflow with QYK.
negative effects of paper usage
In recent years, data science has taken on a larger role in nearly every industry. As more data is collected, the need for efficiency is becoming more and more important. Nowhere is this more apparent than in healthcare. The advent of the electronic medical record (EMR) has revolutionized the storage of patient and employee health data. Still, inefficiencies persist. Many organizations continue to use paper forms as the first point of data collection. After collection on paper, the data are scanned or entered into an EMR or state registry.
This process produces unnecessary challenges on both the front and back end. Paper itself is bulky, difficult to store and easily misplaced. Handwritten forms can easily be misread, leading to inaccurate reporting of critical medical information. On the back end, paper usage requires manual entry for individual records. As more hospitals merge, the number of paper forms involved in this process is skyrocketing. Paying nurses to sift through mountains of paper to perform data entry is a costly and inefficient process.
There is a solution. Identifying these issues with data capture, CaraFlow LLC has developed a suite of solutions—called QYK “quick”—to enhance workflow.
electronic data capture
The benefits of our solutions are numerous. QYK allows the user to utilize custom handheld computers, smartphones, tablets or computers to collect data electronically. Employing technology in this way boosts accuracy. Instead of collecting information on paper, our solution scans barcodes on ID badges and medication vials, directly capturing that information and ruling out the possibility of misinterpretations. Once collected, the data can be configured for automated upload into most EMRs, proprietary software systems or state registries. This feature does away with manual data entry, cutting the associated labor costs and freeing nurses to spend their valuable time on patient care.
If you’d like to learn more about what CaraFlow can do for you, call 888-853-9539 or visit us at www.caraflow.com to request a demo.