What You Should Know:
– TransformativeMed offers free COVID-19 tracking and workflow solution to Seattle-based hospitals and medical centers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
– The application works with electronic health records to track patient medical tests; helps with coronavirus patient workflows.
– COVID-19/CORES is already being used at UW Medicine, which includes the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
TransformativeMed, which transforms electronic health records (EHRs) with directly embedded apps, announced that it is offering a free COVID-19/Core Work Manager (CORES) app to Seattle-area hospitals and medical centers free of charge during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Seattle area was one of the first hit with COVID-19 cases in the United States, and it remains one of the hardest-hit areas, with new cases each day.
How It Works
CORES app provides specialty-specific workflow and content, integrates workflows and coordinates patient handoffs. A development team at TransformativeMed has worked around the clock to make program updates customized for COVID-19.
The app fully integrates and is embedded within Cerner’s EHR, allowing physicians and clinicians to track patient tests and segment them based on their test results as well as monitor symptoms checklists, track lab results, react to summarized comments and submit information to the Washington state health department.
COVID-19/CORES App Already Deployed at UW Medicine
COVID-19/CORES is already being used at UW Medicine, which includes the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The application is being implemented at another Seattle-based health system now, and it will be deployed at other hospitals and health systems in the U.S. in the next few days.
“With current resource limitations, it is imperative that we have technology solutions that help us track potential COVID-19 cases as well as monitor those that are already in the system,” said Erik Van Eaton, MD, a faculty member at the University of Washington who specializes in trauma and surgical critical care. “This application is critical for our tracking of suspected and confirmed cases. It provides better processes, workflows and an improved communication platform for both internal care team communications as well as data delivery to the health department. We have definitely seen an increased ability to organize our treatment of patients.”