In today’s continuously developing healthcare industry, state-of-the-art, standardized software tools and latest technology computer systems play crucial roles in ensuring quality of service and good levels of performance among many different branches of the healthcare system.
By optimizing important healthcare levels such as secure patient data access and healthcare provider – patient interaction, by increasing the efficiency and success rates of computer-assisted medical procedures, and by adding quality to the healthcare education system, many software tools have recently achieved good levels of notoriety among various types of healthcare providing institutions, currently being regarded as indispensable in many sectors of the healthcare industry. With the help of today’s technology, healthcare providers can maximize the efficiency of the medical services delivered to patients, while healthcare beneficiaries can rest assured that they only receive professional, high-quality medical care and proper medical guidance.
At present, PEER and OR PEER are two of the most reliable, effective and extensively utilized tools in the healthcare industry. The acronym for Personal Electronic Education Resource, PEER consists in a latest generation software package which enables the medical staff to easily create, maintain and access a sophisticated, interactive educational resource with minimal computer skills. Used in the healthcare industry, PEER enables the medical staff to rapidly access and acquire critical medical information regarding various medical interventions and procedures, evaluate the risks involved by specific medical procedures, predict changes in patients’ conditions, and so on. In addition, PEER empowers medical professionals to rapidly exchange opinions and receive advice on the best medical practices and interventions before delivering various healthcare services to patients.
A software tool that shares the same characteristics as PEER, OR PEER (Personal Electronic Education Resource for the Operating Room) is a powerful software package especially designed for use in the operating room. OR PEER corroborates reliability and efficiency with the ease to use, the program enabling nurses, medical technicians, circulators, PA’s, anesthesiologists and surgeons to rapidly access an interactive resource available to consult. With the help of OR PEER, medical professionals can easily choose the most adequate procedures at the right time, significantly reducing the risk of malpractice, especially among medical teams who have little practical experience or lack the theoretical knowledge required to perform certain medical procedures on patients. OR PEER gives step-by-step instructions, including pictures, movies and text to setup the operating room for specific surgical procedures.
The two major benefits of utilizing PEER and OR PEER are that you dramatically reduce the amount of time spent training new staff, while also teaching them how to consult a detailed resource when they can’t receive direct advice from experienced medical professionals. In addition, OR PEER encourages your staff to take a proactive approach when it comes to solving both common and delicate problems which involve serious risks. However, OR PEER is not only appropriate for the inexperienced medical staff; the software can be used by the experienced staff as well, in which case medical professionals can refresh their memory for rare or emergency procedures and also stay in touch with newly developed medical procedures.
Other advantages of utilizing PEER and OR PEER are: increased patient safety (you can ensure that each patient is taken care of the right way – each PEER comprises specific patient safety instructions, including positioning and solutions to common problems); 5 minute case refresher (in less than 5 minutes, you have the possibility to consult a extensive resources with pictures, text and videos about specific procedures); PEER and OR PEER significantly reduce tension and anxiety among the medical staff (the programs allow medical practitioners to setup for procedures without feeling embarrassed or having to admit that they have forgotten certain procedures or procedure setups); improved staff relations and job satisfaction (helps nurses and techs rapidly learn what each surgeon needs and expects in order to perform certain procedures); increased value and reduced staff turnover (clearly defined roles and responsibilities help your staff feel more comfortable and confident in the OR); reduced inventory waste (thousands of dollars can be saved every day if you consult a PEER to find out what instruments are PULL/HOLD until needed); simplified nurse and technician education (PEER standardizes the education and orientation process for new employees and travelers).
PEER and OR PEER are extremely versatile and flexible software programs, which means that they are fully customizable to your hospital’s needs and requirements. In addition, as soon as you purchase PEER or OR PEER, you will receive complete guidance on the implementation of these tools in your healthcare providing institution.
The services you receive once you purchase either of the mentioned software tools include PEER training workshop (a PEER consultant teaches the entire process and computer program to your employees to create their own PEER library); remote PEER development (the service includes remote database and PEER library management for technical assistance and future updates via the Internet); PEER installation and training (the service includes both installation consulting and hands-on training – upon completion of the training program, your staff will be able to successfully create a library of hundreds of PEER’s. Additional preferential services include PEER and OR PEER database administration, remote backup and changes to program.