The Novari ATC™ module is an electronic request for admission (eRFA) system used by hospitals and across health regions to improve theatre utilization, enable better surgical waiting list management and the paperless eBooking of cases from the physician rooms to the hospital scheduling offices. In real time, Novari ATC complements and integrates with each hospital’s surgical information system (Cerner, Meditech, SIS, Picis, etc.).
Efficient utilization of expensive theatre time & resources should be a coordinated effort between the surgical rooms and the hospital scheduling staff. The Novari ATC module leverages physician-specific average procedure times, including set up and clean up times, to ensure the physician rooms’ scheduling requests do not exceed available block theatre time. The percentage of theatre utilization is visible and highlighted to the surgical rooms for each block of theatre time.
Understand in real time the volume of cases in the pipeline (both scheduled and not yet scheduled) and demand for resources by department and services. Cases can be filtered by diagnosis, urgency, procedure, service, demographics, etc.
Improving wait times for surgical care is a priority in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many other healthcare systems. Sophisticated waitlist management functionality and physician room dashboards are part of the solution and make it intuitively easy for the rooms or hospital staff to pick the right patient at the right time, which improves compliance with state or local wait time targets. Deploying a wait list management system jointly used by the physician rooms and the hospital improves wait times performance.
Move to a paperless eRFA process by receiving bookings from the surgical offices with attached electronic documents (history & physicals, consent, etc.). Most Novari ATC clients have transitioned to a completely paperless process with all documents and communication between the hospital and surgical rooms being electronic.
The perioperative process is complicated and involves the coordination of many individuals and departments. The Novari ATC’s messaging functionality lets the physician rooms, scheduling offices, registration department and the pre-admission clinics securely electronically communicate with each other. No more telephone tag and misplaced paper / faxes.
Novari ATC integrates and complements existing hospital surgical and enterprise scheduling information systems (i.e. Cerner, etc.). Electronic requests for admissions from the rooms are received and processed by scheduling staff within the hospital’s existing scheduling system.
Make required wait times reporting easy by automating the opening, updating and closing of cases in government registries). Practically error-free reporting means wait time coordinators spend less time managing reporting errors and more time working to improve wait time performance.