The Healthcare Access Server
All BL Healthcare devices communicate directly with the secure, IP-based Healthcare Access Server. The Server runs a proprietary BL Healthcare application that creates a web-based interface for providers to manage patient interaction and care. Providers use a secure login from any internet-connected device with a browser to access the software and perform all necessary patient and patient-related management functions, including video calling. BL Healthcare has also developed applications to allow users to access Server functions such as video conferencing from iOS or Android devices such as tablets and smart phones.
The Healthcare Access Server gives clinicians access to a highly configurable tool set for designing and managing patient care. Using these tools they can create care plans tailored to individual patients or groups of patients, manage messaging and notifications based on vital sign measurement or question responses, view trended charts of vital sign data, create clinical pathways and assign multimedia educational content to be viewed directly to the patient's Healthcare Access Device.
Some key features include:
The Dashboard provides an overall view of each clinician's assigned patients, their most recent vital sign readings and any flagged notifications. The dashboard also provides quick links to a variety of tools for patient management including messaging, video calling, notes and accessing the patient's trended charts.
Vital sign readings are stored in the system and can be displayed in a graphical format for a clinician's review. Red and Green icons highlight readings that are outside or inside certain parameters assigned to individual patients.
Sessions Flow Chart Tool
The Flow Chart Tool allows clinicians to create and configure a visual clinical pathway. Standard branching logic is used to establish a series of questions and response options. The flow of the questions can be contingent upon the responses of the patient allowing a clinician to better assess potential intervention needs.
The Healthcare Access Server runs on software that is HL7 Protocol compatible and can be integrated with most Electronic Medical Record systems.
The Healthcare Access Server software uses standard SSL and password protections ensuring compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.