Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers Have New Tool to Use During National Flu Epidemic
T Sheets, T-System's complimentary influenza templates, to help healthcare staff with documentation and efficiency
DALLAS – January 30, 2018 -
Due to an influx of flu cases this year across the nation, T-System, Inc.,is providing its T-Sheets®., flu templates to all emergency department and urgent care staff free of charge. Influenza T Sheets are point-of-care tools designed to support consistent documentation, diagnosis and treatment of influenza patients. All templates incorporate the necessary clinical content and terminology required for ICD-10 and the latest CDC guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported influenza has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with widespread flu activity being reported in 49 states and Puerto Rico for the week ending Jan. 20. Hospital-based EDs, urgent care centers, and free-standing emergency centers (FSECs) nationwide continue to experience an overflow of patients presenting with the flu or flu-like symptoms. Healthcare staff from impacted facilities can sign up and access the free T Sheets documentation tool at http://bit.ly/2njVfDW.
“During a flu epidemic, such as the one our country is now facing, EDs, urgent care centers and FSECs are truly on the front lines, and often find themselves with reduced resources and overwhelmed with patients,” said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for T-System. “This is why we felt compelled to offer the flu-specific T Sheets free of charge, providing clinicians an efficient and effective way to document care.”
T-System is a healthcare IT company that advances care delivery and financial outcomes for episodic care. Specializing in emergency department documentation since 1996, T-System has since expanded its focus to include the development of innovative solutions for the rapidly expanding episode-based care market, including hospital-based emergency departments (EDs), freestanding emergency centers and urgent care centers. Through clinically-driven services and documentation solutions as well as charge capture and coding solutions, T-System solves clinical, financial and operational challenges for our clients. About 40 percent of the nation’s hospital-based EDs, freestanding emergency centers and urgent care centers use T-System to improve the clinical encounter, including the documentation of the patient visit as well as the downstream outcomes related to that event. For additional information about T-System, please visit www.tsystem.com.
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