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How Anemia Management Became Virtual

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Most health systems rely on outdated manual anemia management processes. And while some acknowledge that the way they’re working is clunky and out of date, others may say, “it’s not that bad.” Let’s look a bit closer at what manual anemia management entails.

Because so many people need to share information about perioperative anemia management across the continuum of care – primary care physicians, the surgical team, patient navigators, and other specialists, plus lab, pharmacy, the patient, and more – providing coordinated care is a headache. It involves multiple checkpoints, several handoffs, and a possibility that something will fall through the cracks. Sharing patient data across such a wide spectrum also raises data security and privacy concerns.

How Has Anemia Management Become Virtual?

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With a secure, software-driven solution, the complexity of managing perioperative anemia patients disappears. MyBloodHealth® is a centralized, technology-enabled anemia management service that systematizes patient workflows, triages patients, and creates custom care plans. 

Taking a virtual approach to anemia management has significant benefits for patients, providers, and hospitals:

  • Automated flow of data minimizes errors
  • More effective anemia management reduces LOS, readmission rates, and number of blood transfusions
  • Secure solution removes data risk

With a virtual system like MyBloodHealth®, health systems can manage more than four times as many anemia patients per day – all without dropping the ball. An all-in-one software solution offers a smart alternative to the financial risk, time-intensive implementation, and ongoing maintenance requirements of an in-house anemia management program.  Features include:

  • Daily worklist review, with all of a health system’s anemia management patients in one place
  • Individual patient assessment, bringing together all of an individual’s pertinent data points in a single screen
  • Patient visit documents and templates in one place
  • A complete patient communication record, making it easy to track before, during, and after the procedure

Tracking patients throughout the continuum leads to earlier intervention for anemia. That, in turn, leads to better surgical outcomes, fewer complications, shorter LOS, and safer, happier patients. A virtual solution is key to realizing these benefits without burdening care teams with manual anemia management processes.

Learn more about MyBloodHealth®, Accumen’s patented anemia management system that helps health systems better identify patients, avoid unnecessary blood transfusions, prevent complications, and increase patient satisfaction.

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