At Aetonix, we recognize that the patient journey is a challenge for people at all levels of the healthcare system. This is true for all care settings, and in between care settings, where the patient is transitioned. Clinicians become disconnected with patients, patients feel lost and families are left wondering how they can help. Introducing, The Care Pathway.
What is the Aetonix Care Pathway?
The Aetonix Care Pathway is an all-inclusive customizable package consisting of clinical workflows, assessment forms and educational materials. It allows healthcare organizations to guide and coach care team members, caregivers, and patients on the right actions to take during the entire care process. It allows them to comply with guidelines and standardize care for the patient.
It keeps all parties aware and connected throughout the patient journey. In this age of patient-centric care, you can set a personalized path for your patient and care team to follow that optimizes patient health outcome.
It also improves the care experience for healthcare professionals by making them more efficient. Furthermore, it provides easy access for any other stakeholders to be added to the patient’s circle of care. Thus, it’s a win-win for all!
In particular, the Aetonix Care Pathway has 6 Defining Characteristics
The Care Pathway is Situation or Procedure Specific
There are multiple pathways of care available depending on the condition of the patient. If they have one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or Heart Failure, there is a pathway for that. Similarly, if they have a more acute condition where they have to use mechanical ventilation at home, there is a pathway for that. Besides conditions, there are pathways for procedures also, such as elective surgeries like cancer removal, and same day surgeries like joint and hip replacement.
The Care Pathway Involves Everyone in The Patient’s Circle of Care
Aetonix recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of the modern healthcare workforce. When following a patient throughout their care journey, they come into contact with physicians, specialists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, caregivers and many more people who play their part in treating and managing the patient. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had standardized a clinical protocol for all members of the care team to interact with the patient? With the Aetonix Care Pathway, everyone knows their role, and their boundaries. The care admin can grant different levels of privileges depending on the role of each member.
The Care Pathway is a Coaching Tool
The Care Pathway is not merely a series of protocols that outlines the clinical roadmap that the patient awaits. It is a coaching tool as well, that guides every participant on the best action to take at that point of time. You are able to upload your educational material surrounding the case into your library in order to educate the patient, caregivers, and care team members. In this way, everyone is constantly guided on what they must do at each step, and how to best do it. By educating and coaching the patients, you are enabling them to live healthier lives via selfcare or recover faster from a procedure.
The Care Pathway is a Live Care Experience
The care pathway is much more than a digitized care plan. It not only outlines the course of treatment, but accounts for the different outcomes that may occur. The care pathway is a live action plan that details all the steps that are to be followed in the course of treatment. Depending on the symptoms of the patient, it can have multiple routes of action at each step. It provides live guidance to the care team and patient on the care to be provided and such guidance is adjusted based on clinician’s decision or consultation of the patient’s real-time data.
The Care Pathway is a Tracking Tool
The Care Pathway is a Tracking Tool In an industry as sensitive to information as healthcare, there is always a need for documentation. The Aetonix Care Pathway helps you to capture information of your patients through remote monitoring vital signs devices, customizable assessment forms, health questions, and symptom surveys. Through the care pathway, healthcare professionals can track or acquire health data which helps in making better informed clinical decisions and evaluating the patient over time. All patient information like medication history, hospital visits, conditions, plan of actions can be included in the forms.
The Care Pathway is Customizable
We have off the shelf pathways that are ready to be implemented, borrowed from other organizations. But we understand that every organization is different, down to the departmental level. They have put in the work of developing their own evidence based clinical workflows, their educational materials, and their assessment forms that they use for their patients and their care team. The great news is you can use all these and create your care pathways. With our Professional Service team, we have the experience and talent to help you take your patient care delivery to the next level.
For managing chronic or weakened patients at home, facilitating their transitions from one setting to another, and helping isolated patients connect to both clinicians and the outside world, the Care Pathway is a one stop solution for all! Whatever situation your patient is going through, Aetonix is up to the task with the Care Pathway, using the aTouchAway ™ platform.
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