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DocbookMD Use Case:

Even though Martha wasn’t sure of her precise medical history, collaborating physicians were able to use DocbookMD to avoid a time-wasting investigation and a postponed surgery greatly increasing patient safety and satisfaction.

The Story

Martha arrives in pre-op for scheduled knee surgery. The anesthesiologist hears an irregular heart rhythm and orders an EKG, which shows atrial fibrillation, a diagnosis that Martha is unaware of.

The Status Quo

The anesthesiologist recommends to the orthopedic surgeon that the surgery be postponed until the cardiac condition is addressed. Martha is sent for a cardiac consultation, evaluated, and after lengthy investigation it is discovered that Martha’s condition is both known and being controlled with a beta-blocker. The surgery is rescheduled for the following week.

The DocbookMD Difference

The anesthesiologist sends a quick DocbookMD message with attached EKG to the patient’s primary care physician.  The PCP immediately responds that Martha’s A. fib has been well controlled on a beta-blocker for years, and the irregular rhythm has probably returned because she did not take her meds before surgery that day. A small dose of beta-blocker is given through her IV and the rhythm returns to normal sinus. The knee surgery is performed without incident.

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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