Mr. Dan Matlow reports
VITALHUB ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF MCAP LITE - RAPID ASSESSMENT FOR DISCHARGE READINESS (RADR) SOLUTION FOR HOSPITALS GLOBALLY
In response to the pandemic and to support hospitals that need to increase capacity, Vitalhub Corp. is making available, at no cost, access to a light version of its making care appropriate for patients (MCAP) solution and associated evidence-based clinical criteria through its rapid assessment for discharge readiness (RADR) solution.
RADR is a derivative of MCAP, the No. 1 ranked patient flow solution based on combined quality and value scores in the NHS England's clinical utilization review framework.
MCAP is an internationally validated solution that has been used in North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, including at more than 160 hospitals in the United Kingdom to identify patient flow improvement opportunities.
The RADR solution is being provided to assist hospitals with discharge planning, recognizing the need for health systems to prepare for and make available capacity to support an influx of patients with severe coronavirus illness. RADR will allow for the rapid identification of large numbers of patients that can be discharged safely and identify barriers that need to be removed to expedite the discharge planning process.
The RADR solution provides a standardized approach to identifying patients that are medically ready to be discharged or transferred from acute care. Standardizing the approach is critically important to maintaining consistency in decision making and will maximize the number of beds that can be freed up while also safeguarding patient health.
RADR is applicable to hospitals globally and fully supports the guidance provided by the NHS in the COVID-19 hospital discharge service requirements, published March 19, 2020, which sets out the hospital discharge service requirement for all providers of acute care services -- specifically that "acute and community hospitals must discharge all patients as soon as they are clinically safe to do so."
RADR is hosted by Vitalhub and accessible through any Internet-enabled device (desktops, tablets, smart phones). No personal health information is requested or stored, fully supporting privacy legislation globally. RADR allows for user self-registration and is designed to be very easy to use.
"The pandemic has put an extreme burden on hospitals worldwide. We are proud to offer a solution that can assist hospitals to safely discharge patients who can be treated elsewhere including at home. RADR provides a standardized assessment using evidence-based criteria that will enable hospitals to optimize capacity in response to the actual and anticipated surge," said David Maltz, chief medical officer of Vitalhub.
About Vitalhub Corp.
Vitalhub develops mission-critical technology solutions for health and human services providers in the mental health (child through adult), long-term care, community health service, home health, social service and acute care sectors.
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