Whether it is a touchscreen kiosk in a waiting room that feeds through to a doctor’s desktop computer on the other side of the wall, or a barcode scanner feeding a joint replacement into inventory that shows up in an Orthopaedic surgeon's smart phone on the other side of the planet, there is remarkable power in all roads leading to a central source.
Beginning by capturing data where it originates, from the person who originates it, Ortech has applied practical experience in the healthcare sector to develop a system that understand the ins, outs, ups and downs of healthcare informatics.
And because Ortech systems are designed using a modular system we can provide you with only the specific components you require for an economically viable solution that fits your needs. Whether you are a general practitioner or an international research institution, it has been our experience that a properly scaled and structured Ortech system typically pays for itself in less than 6 months.
Traditionally, patient data needed to be transcribed into forms and reports. And in many cases, it also needed to be transferred to trials and research projects. The reality was a process rife with inefficient duplication of labour, unnecessary costs, inefficient use of time, transcription errors and compromised data integrity.
Ortech has been engineered from the very beginning, not only to enable data capture precisely at the point where the data originates, it is also designed to instantaneously transfer that data everywhere it needs to be.
And all through the process, privacy, security and the proprietary nature of data is respected in accordance with up-to-the-minute awareness of industry best practices and legislative requirements.
At Ortech we understand that the data you collect is your data, that we are obliged to protect it for you, and that we retain no rights the data we secure for our clients. Always mindful of innovation in healthcare research and practice, we can also develop custom solutions that integrate and automate processes within highly specialized approaches to information capture, management, collaboration and reporting.
Everyone, everywhere, feeding data to a central, secure location in a way that employs pre-set defaults to manage the proprietary nature of everyone’s participation provides the ultimate in collaborative research operations, and offers unparalleled efficiency by way of automatic integration of research and clinical data streams.
Ortech’s has its roots in the development and implementation of national, state, provincial, institutional and individual healthcare registries. Pioneers in the use of the web for healthcare data capture and collaboration, Ortech has spent over a decade putting all of the wrinkles on both the IT and the administration sides of the equation behind them.
The result, which is a process and a philosophy as much as a system, allows everyone to simply enter their data and let Ortech do the heavy lifting (integration, validation, security, privacy-appropriate dissemination) behind-the-screens.
From patient reported outcomes to intra-operative data, histories and physicals, Ortech lets you do things the way you’ve always done them. Pre-defined defaults capture, route and report information in exactly the manner you need, whether you are a multi-site registry like the Neurological Pain Registry and the Ottawa-Champlain LHIN, or an institutional standalone registry like Profusion Services at the London Health Sciences Centre and the New York Hospital for Special Surgery.
“Because the system knows where the patient is at in their treatment, forms, questions and reports are queued up based on the last entry in the process. Everything becomes a simple matter of following system prompts to trigger the next step, which automatically draws from and/or populates notes, records, reports and security-appropriate databases.”
Our operational mantra “Do it once,” defines the Ortech philosophy. Efficiency is the outcome. By empowering patients to self-administer patient recorded outcomes via waiting room kiosks and home computers – even smartphones – and by allowing physicians to review the information they submit instantly, Ortech equips physicians to skip over the capture summary of the patient’s status and enables more focus on diagnosis and treatment for more patients. And beyond improved operational efficiencies, engagement of patients in the process, has also been shown to lead to higher rates of patient satisfaction and word-of-mouth referrals.
Ortech also offers the significant advantage of “knowing” both your patient and your business. Ongoing integration of tracking and triggering of pre-determined parameters automatically prompts both patients and physicians to provide the right information at the right time by automatically populating interfaces with the right questions, surveys, forms and reports at the appropriate point in a patient’s treatment lifecycle.