The truth is, we need all of these different forms of communication to provide safe, high-quality care.
But clinicians need a tool that better equips them to make the life-or-death decisions that are a routine part of patient care – without being forced to search through disparate records and data siloed in multiple systems (or trapped in pockets, in the case of paper lists).
Carealign grew organically out of this need. It’s a physician-designed app built around the idea that teams need instant access to patient care updates from all involved care providers, across all care settings.
A team-based technology, Carealign provides a collaborative workspace where clinicians can manage their patient workload from any mobile device, anytime, anywhere.
Designed to optimize your communication tools, not replace them
Carealign was developed based on the idea that no single platform can do it all when it comes to effective communication. Rather, it is designed to work with existing tools by addressing those missing puzzle pieces: team-based collaboration, dynamic communication and structured workflows.
For example, EHRs do not optimize data access and clinical workflows. Carealign centralizes all that disparate, static data into one place that care providers can update dynamically, from their phones or whatever mobile device they’ve got at the bedside.
It mirrors the ease and mobility of secure messaging and emails by allowing on-the-fly updates. But, again, it provides a structured format to organize all those vital communications into a searchable, at-a-glance repository.
Integrates with EHRs
Carealign integrates with any EHR, so there’s no risk of information not making back into the EHR.
Patient-centered think space
Carealign functions as a patient-centered think space, where clinicians can document the rationale alongside their actions. Rather than working and making decisions in a vacuum, Carealign allows clinicians to synchronize their efforts for well-orchestrated patient care. Instead of blindly completing patient care tasks in isolation, the left hand and right hand can now work together, to carry that metaphor through, with a full understanding of why.
Dynamic communication for better collaboration
With a dynamic way to make and access patient care updates, individual team members can instantly draw on input from each other to guide actions and decisions, for better results. Now that’s collaboration.
A structure for communication
In healthcare, we have many separate workflows – rounding, handoffs, documentation and more. They are all part of one overall workflow, however, that’s been divided into these different steps, systems and procedures.
Carealign incorporates best practices around team-based communication, handoffs and usability to bring workflows together in one complete picture.
It’s designed to mirror the entire clinical team’s workflow – whether being used by an attending physician, a new intern, a nurse, pharmacist, therapist or social worker, the platform supports team-based care, facilitating seamless communication and more complete documentation.