Green — Pre-op.
Blue — OR.
Purple — Recovery.
Gray — Done!
Everett, Wash.— For those in the waiting room, one of the best features of OpTime at The Everett Clinic’s Kemp Surgery Center may be the ability to see where loved ones are during surgery via a color-coded status board in the waiting room.
Behind the scenes, the OpTime system will streamline quality and safety reporting for the surgery centers and ensure that patient electronic medical records are updated in real time and shared with the rest of a patient’s providers at the Clinic.
The Everett Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery Center specializes in outpatient, same-day surgery. We perform more than 20,000 procedures a year from cataract surgeries to colonoscopies to diagnose or treat disease, for general surgery and for pain management. Specialists include orthopedic, hand, foot, and ear, nose and throat surgeons as well as urologists and gynecologists.
“The staff have been amazing. They’ve embraced the change and are excited about it. It’s a team effort,” said surgery center director Rita Hewko.
Gone are the days of manual data-entry. Here are just some of the details that will be documented, date and time-stamped via OpTime and what they’ll assist with:
- Patient vitals for continuity of care
- Supplies used to track cost per procedure
- Event details for quality and patient safety
- Surgical checklist for patient safety
- Antibiotic administration for quality
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Founded in 1924, The Everett Clinic is a nationally recognized, locally-owned physician group known for providing high-quality healthcare services while lowering the overall cost of care. It has 500 providers in primary and specialty care at nine locations throughout Snohomish County who care for more than 300,000 patients. Consistently named as a Fortune Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For,” The Everett Clinic staff and providers support the core value of doing what is right for each patient.