Electronic Case Management Tool

Technology #2016-451

No standard tools are currently available to measure a patient’s progress in regards to their care plan or discharge goals. Determination of patient status is dependent upon delving into multiple medical documents, a process that is cumbersome and costly. Mayo Clinic investigators have developed the Electronic Case Management Tool to simplify the ascertainment of patient status and provide data which can be utilized to serve multiple purposes. This tool captures and records information that is exchanged between multidisciplinary teams during patient rounds in order to reduce mis-communications, re-work and administrative time. The information obtained through the use of this tool is utilized to track critical steps in the discharge process, thereby allowing for identification of opportunities to improve patient flow and providing a simplified means to demonstrate fulfillment of regulatory and reimbursement requirements. The Electronic Case Management Tool has the ability to reduce patient length of stay and provide useful data to healthcare institutions.