How to Be More Efficient When Rounding at a Hospital

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Rounding at a hospital can often feel like a time-consuming process that takes away from providing the best patient care possible. Between juggling patient interactions, reviewing charts, and collaborating with colleagues, precious minutes tick by.

The Efficiency Struggle: A Common Foe

We’ve all been there: overflowing inboxes, mountains of paperwork, and a seemingly endless list of patients. Several factors contribute to rounding inefficiency:

  • Scattered Information: Critical patient data resides in numerous locations – paper charts, electronic health records (EHRs), nursing notes. Compiling a comprehensive picture can be time-consuming.
  • Disjointed Communication: Updating colleagues, specialists, and discharge planners often involves multiple phone calls and emails.
  • Manual Documentation: Charge capture, progress notes, and discharge planning often require tedious manual data entry.

These factors lead to frustration, burnout, and ultimately, compromised patient care. Here’s where HybridChart steps in, offering a suite of features that streamline your workflow and empower you to focus on what matters most – your patients.

HybridChart as Your Mobile Rounding Secret Weapon

HybridChart isn’t just another communication app. It’s a comprehensive mobile rounding platform designed to tackle the challenges you face daily. Let’s dive into its key features that will significantly boost your rounding efficiency:

  • Centralized Patient Data: Access all the information you need – medical history, labs, imaging results – in one central location, readily available at the patient’s bedside. This eliminates the need to juggle charts and EHRs, saving you precious time.
  • Seamless Communication: Securely message colleagues, nurses, and specialists directly within the app. No need for time-consuming phone calls or waiting for email replies. Coordinate care plans, share updates, and address concerns in real-time.
  • Integrated Charge Capture: Forget scrambling to remember billable procedures. HybridChart seamlessly integrates with your existing billing system, allowing you to capture charges accurately and efficiently during rounds. This reduces the risk of missed codes and streamlines the billing process.

Workflow Optimization Tools

HybridChart goes beyond tackling the immediate challenges of rounding. Its sophisticated features empower you to streamline your entire workflow:

  • Census Management: Gain real-time visibility into your patient census from a single intuitive dashboard. Prioritize your rounds, identify critical cases, and manage your time effectively.
  • Enhanced Collaboration: Streamline communication with specialists through secure messaging and in-app consultations. HybridChart facilitates a collaborative care environment, leading to better patient outcomes.
  • Discharge Planning: Start discharge planning early with built-in tools. Coordinate with social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and other healthcare professionals, ensuring a smooth transition for your patients.

The Key to Efficiency and Improved Patient Care

By embracing HybridChart as your mobile rounding partner, you’ll experience a tangible difference in your practice:

  • Increased Efficiency: You’ll reclaim valuable time lost on administrative tasks, allowing you to focus on patient interaction and delivering exceptional care.
  • Reduced Burnout: Less time spent navigating complex systems and more time focusing on patients leads to increased job satisfaction and reduced burnout.
  • Improved Patient Outcomes: Enhanced communication and streamlined workflows contribute to better care coordination and decision-making, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes.

Get An Hour Back in Your Day

Don’t let inefficient rounding practices hinder your ability to deliver the best possible care. Embrace HybridChart and experience the difference a dedicated mobile rounding platform can make. Contact HybridChart today for a Demo and rediscover the joy of efficient, effective patient rounds.

HybridChart has been offering solutions to rounding physicians for years. Built by doctors for doctors, our features help doctors solve the common problems presented when rounding at hospitals or different facilities.

Dr. Gregory Sanders is a Harvard-trained, practicing cardiologist and founder and CEO of HybridChart. He has been coding since the 1980s and has spent his medical career focusing on improving processes. His patient care skills earned him recognition as one of Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCs. He lives in Scottsdale with his family.

How to Be More Efficient When Rounding at a Hospital