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Process automation
Workflow and process automation for message distribution, commissioning/decommissioning of surge beds, and staff onboarding

We are applying our expertise in process automation to help hospitals accomplish more with less, freeing up clinical, operational, and technical staff to manage more critical tasks. Leveraging our partnership with Eggplant (a leading automated testing and process automation software provider), iMethods can automate virtually any workflow. Some examples that have specific applications in the current environment include but are not limited to:

  • Automating the distribution of messages to all or a specific set of patients. While EMRs can push mass communications out through their patient portals, many hospital systems do not have the server power to push them all at once, requiring them to be sent in batches. We can automate that process so that no member of the IT team needs to oversee the batch distribution.
  • Automating the commissioning and decommissioning of surge beds. EMRs require that beds be activated and deactivated in the system so that each actual surge bed has a matching electronic record in the EMR. iMethods can generate a script to ensure there is alignment between the EMR and the bed assignment.
  • Automating processes related to onboarding and offboarding clinical staff. As health systems move quickly to prepare for a surge in patient volume, many are looking to bring in retired and locum tenens providers to cope with the anticipated load. Querying licensing boards and ensuring that provider records can be built or reactivated in the EMR can be labor intensive. iMethods can automate these tasks.

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