TeamNotes

Generate Complete and Accurate Real-time Clinical Documentation

At some point, many healthcare organizations find that their core EMR does not meet their clinical documentation and workflow needs. Often, this arises when clients are in transition from old to new systems, when they combine or work with multiple different entities all using different EMRs, or when physicians, nurses and other clinicians travel from hospital to hospital, but their documentation does not translate from one system to another as easily as it should.

TeamNotes is the best inpatient clinical documentation and charge capture platform on the market. It alleviates the foregoing concerns by allowing your staff to develop notes that are intuitive, structured and flexible enough to support unique care team workflows. With TeamNotes, your clinicians will have intuitive, customizable note templates and automated patient handoff. Health Information Management (HIM), billing and compliance professionals will applaud the front-end ICD-10 solution, legible and comprehensive documentation and integrated charge capture and CDI tools. Your IT department will be amazed at how fast and well supported a TeamNotes implementation can be.

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Key Features

Complements Existing IT Infrastructure

Bolt on to MEDITECH, Siemens, Cerner, McKesson and other core hospital information systems.

Flexible Note Design

Design your own specialty notes or select from our library. Modify notes rapidly as requirements and measurements evolve.

Drives Front-End Compliance

Prompt clinicians up front for greater specificity around diagnoses, quality indicators and billing and compliance needs. Achieve MU requirements. Map codified, reconciled problem lists to suggested ICD-10 codes.

Coordinated Care

Let entire care teams jointly-author notes. Automate patient handoff. Export structured H&Ps and discharge summaries to primary care providers and consultants.

Return on Investment

Start capturing a charge for every service documented. Assure more accurate inpatient coding with more comprehensive documentation. And stop paying for transcription and retrospective CDI programs!

Increased User Efficiency

Auto-populate notes with labs, pharmacy, allergies, vitals, rad reports and nursing assessments. Build macros for canned text. Carry-forward prior documentation intelligently to further enhance efficiency.

TeamNotes provides benefits across the entire organization. Generating complete and accurate real-time clinical documentation up front is critical to improving quality of care, financial performance and compliance.

Key Benefits*
Enhanced pro-fee charge capture Eliminated missed billing, 100% accountability between services documented and services billed, cut billing lag by 4-5 days, annual impact to hospital medicine department over $535,000. Added PQRI capture estimated over $150k/yr in earned incentive payments.
Enhanced hospital revenues Better, more legible and compliant documentation up front; for example, disallowing prohibited abbreviations in the note, prompting for greater specificity, sequencing the patient’s diagnoses properly has supported more accurate severity adjusted DRG assignment.CMI increased by 0.1, which equates to over $3M/yr. Reduced sticky notes in the chart.
Eliminated transcription costs Physicians were initially nervous about typing, but adjusted after about a week. Carry-forward makes progress notes fast. Cost reduction of $167,000/year for the department.
Saves time Saves time overall. Everything online and can be done in one step. Access from home. More complete information for review.
Integration of sign-out/patient handoff Strengthened patient safety and reporting initiatives. All parties are aware of PMH, current problems, current labs, code status and to-dos.
Enhanced communication with community physicians Sending a neat, legible H&P and discharge summary immediately at patient discharge. Happy community physicians!

* As reported by a Department of Hospital Medicine customer with 17,000 discharges/year.

† Traditionally, TeamNotes has increased physician collections by 8 to 12%.

We Are Clinical Documentation System Experts

For 17 years, Salar (now part of Harris Healthcare) has focused entirely on best practices for capturing, structuring and utilizing electronic documentation.

We’ve been fortunate to have amazing partnerships with Johns Hopkins Hospital, UMass Memorial Health Care, George Washington University and UPMC—all of which have guided our innovation, tested our hypotheses and helped us build TeamNotes.

Let us show you how TeamNotes can transform your clinical documentation workflow. Contact us today for a demo!