Acute patient tracking with Join

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Acute patient tracking with Join

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Dr. Juan José Cirio
Head of the stroke unit
Sagrada Familia Clinic
Buenos Aires, Argentina

“When we started using Join, first we had to learn how to use it. So something we did was to set up a test group so that we all become familiar with the application. So when the time to start using it came, we were all skilled in its usage.

The use of Join in the clinic allowed us to have a transversal nature of the information. When we know that there is a patient on her way to the clinic, we activate Join with all the information on her and we know what the arrival time will be. Join has allowed us to be faster and have a pre-notification across the entire institution and that allows us to alert the imaging service, the hemodynamic service, so we have gained precious time if we compare it to the previous situation, when we had to manage the information with other types of media, even by telephone. Join has the possibility to share the images, which are not static but dynamic. It is the same as what we would watch on a console of a CT scanner or MRI machine. Thanks to Join we can exchange information with other centers requesting our help on a particular case.

In the pandemic, teams are divided and it is not only important to get the opinion of the team present in the clinic but also the insights from the other part of the team who is waiting at home. All this can be done from the same application because we have access to both images and clinical cases. For every 15 minutes that the patients gain in achieving treatment, their mortality rate decreases, and their chances of not remaining disabled improve and that’s what this type of tools really achieve.”