Health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers / hospitals are complex interrelated dynamic systems restoring the sick to health and well-being. This function needs to be compliant with regulatory requirements. Towards this end, integrated components of all systems need to work cohesively. Managing this mandates a streamlined team approach sharing duties and responsibilities. Communication within and across teams is critical to the success of each component and collectively, the system as a whole.
The ASCLOGS platform, enables a team approach based on assignments tracking and reporting. Integrated tools facilitate data analytics, applicable even for apparently the most simple and mundane tasks, e.g. hand hygiene.
Hand hygiene is a major determinant for perioperative surgical infection. The issue merits close attention given the impact and economic consequences. Health care workers are well aware of the significance and consequence of non-compliance with this simple act impacting not only the patient, but the organization as a whole.
Additionally, performance adequacy of the hand hygiene process can be evaluated for documenting compliance among all the members of the team. Team building with identified leadership is imperative to success of such tasks.
ASCLOGS has evolved a workflow monitoring tool for this purpose. Information gathered, when compared with baseline and historical values offers powerful insight for the basis of a strong QAPI program. The platform provides a continual AS-IS status of Hand Hygiene Compliance and thus empowers the administrative leadership to use resources optimally in a cost conscious manner resulting in minimal perioperative infections.
Transparency and sharing of information on the ASCLOGS platform critical to teamwork forms the basis of constructive learning and continual performance improvement. ASCLOGS incorporates such dynamic tools tailored to the organization. Corrective advice delivered in a non-contentious, collegial manner becomes the foundation for a team driven approach to continual compliance.