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DocbookMD Use Case:

John, who suffers from COPD, benefits greatly from behind-the-scenes, instant communication between the Hospital and his primary care physician, saving him time, money, and a hospital readmission.

The Story

Yesterday, John was discharged home after spending 3 days in the hospital for an acute exacerbation of his COPD. His wife notes that his breathing has become slightly labored over the past day and calls their primary care physician to see what to do.

The Status Quo

John’s wife connects with their PCP’s office, who is unaware that John was in the hospital, or that he had returned home yesterday.  The nurse is unaware of any new medications or studies that were performed during that hospital visit.  Because the case sounds complicated, the PCP’s nurse recommends that John return to the ER for evaluation of possible worsening of COPD.

The DocbookMD Difference

On admission to the hospital through the ER, John’s PCP was sent an ADT form via DocbookMD documenting the details of his admission. Upon discharge, a d/c summary was also instantly sent via DocbookMD, letting the PCP know of discharge medications, and need for f/u within the next 2 days. When John’s wife calls to discuss the breathing trouble, the PCP’s nurse is able to ask about the new medications, and learns that they forgot to pick up the new prescription. A home visit is scheduled for that afternoon, and John is kept out of the hospital.

The DocbookMD Advantage

  • Saved Time
  • Saved Monday
  • Cost of Care
  • Avoid Redundancy
  • Reduced Admissions
  • Critical Communications
  • Improved Outcomes
  • Higher Patient Satisfaction
  • Improved Workflows
  • Care Coordination
  • Multi-specialty Collaboration
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