DISRUPTING THE WAY

PATIENTS

PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH CARE

MedSleuth is transforming the way patients participate in their healthcare. MedSleuth allows patients to easily provide those portions of their medical histories most relevant for a given episode of care. We invite you to take a deeper look and see how this could help you!

DISRUPTING THE TRADITIONAL PROCESS

  • A timely and relevant medical history serves as the cornerstone for delivering quality care. Historically, there has been no patient-centered, user-friendly method for collecting this medical information.
  • Patients have been presented with multi-page generic paper questionnaires that often hold little relevance for them. Caregivers have served as costly scribes, collecting myriad data from patients (much of it unnecessary), instead of being presented with those aspects of the patient’s medical history relevant to the context in which the patient is being evaluated.
  • Electronic medical record systems, when in place, have been unable to provide the up-to-date, complete, and relevant information required at the point of care.
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MedSleuth Platform: BREEZE™

Employs a user interface appropriate for patients with a vast array of computer skills.

Incorporates common point-and-click and drop-down menu applications to facilitate usability.

Utilizes adaptive and dynamic interface, only presenting information and questions uniquely relevant to each patient.

Designed for easy configuration and integration to meet unique clinical and IT needs.

Employs the latest security standards to ensure the privacy of patient data.

Complies with HIPAA.

Utilizes proprietary clinical algorithms to generate on-the-fly customized patient questionnaire.

Designed to produce a comprehensive yet easy-to-read medical history.

Facilitates patient triage, efficient scheduling, and optimal care management.

Can be applied to any care setting.

Allows for seamless integration into both clinical and IT workflows.

MedSleuth BREEZE™: Offering

Robust & Flexible Patient-Focused Medical Questionnaire

Easy-to-use, web-based, adaptive interface streamlines medical history collection and provides a system of record for consistent histories across medical staff and departments.

An easy-to-read medical history in a format that healthcare providers can access via a secure internet website, print out, secure e-mail, or entry into an existing EMR.

Components that can be tailored to transplantation, preoperative, clinical trials, and other applications enable easy management of remote triaging, scheduling, risk management, and optimal care management

Multi-Faceted Value Proposition

Patient Value Proposition

Reduces Costs – Patients do not need to attend initial clinic visits to provide health histories (i.e., travel costs).

Saves Time – Standardizing the health history questionnaire ensures the same questions are not asked multiple times in different care settings and each patient receives questions based on their own unique characteristics.

Improves Quality of Care – Complete histories reduce morbidity and mortality rates.

Clinician Value Proposition

Saves Time – Patients do the upfront work of providing their medical histories.

Provides Relevant Data – The solution provides the information most relevant to each clinician in different care settings.

Reduces Risk – Clinicians need precise, relevant information in order to properly treat patients.

Improves Quality of Care – Complete histories reduce morbidity and mortality rates.

Increases Productivity – Clinicians do not need to spend time as costly scribes and can focus on delivering care.

Institution Value Proposition

Increases Profitability – Time savings leads to increased patient throughput, which leads to higher profitability.

Increases Billing Accuracy and
Reimbursement – Complete and accurate histories allow for comprehensive billing to payors (e.g., comorbid condition capture for risk adjusted payments).

Decreases Liabilities – Complete histories increases quality of care, which reduces morbidity and mortality rates.

Improves Reputation – BREEZE™ improves patient satisfaction, increases access, and captures data that enables research.

BREEZE

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The MedSleuth BREEZE™ software product platform streamlines the transplant process from recipient candidate evaluation through donor and recipient follow up.

BREEZE™ Modules

The BREEZE™ Recipient module can help evaluate transplant candidates.

  • Reach more kidney recipient candidates 
  • Evaluate potential transplant candidates while saving time and resources for the clinic and the patient
  • In-depth and relevant questions customized to organ disease etiology and symptoms
  • EMR integration available

The BREEZE™ Wait List module can help manage a center’s transplant wait list.

MedSleuth’s innovative system automatically interacts with patients on the wait list for scheduled regular communication and elicits complete and timely clinical health information to help stay up-to-date with patients.

  • Upload wait list patient data batches into the BREEZE™ system
  • BREEZE™ elicits complete health information from wait list patients
  • BREEZE™ automatically sends the clinic complete patient info in real time
  • More patients complete the BREEZE™ wait list health questionnaire online than those who receive paper packets in the mail

The BREEZE™ Living Donor Evaluation module is designed to elicit specific health information that could impact a donor candidate’s ability to pursue donation.  The living donor evaluation module has several key components:

  • Complex pre-screening algorithm to ensure donor candidates meet basic criteria 
    • First-tier triage of patients who do not meet basic eligibility criteria for living donation followed by second-tier Health History Questionnaire (HHQ) for those meeting eligibility criteria
    • Differentiates between relative ineligibility (obesity, smoking) and absolute ineligibility (Diabetes, Hep C)
    • Provides individualized automatic patient feedback regarding ineligibility and potential for future eligibility (stop smoking); transplant center contact information for additional questions
  • Customized communication for each donor candidate who does not meet basic eligibility criteria, to explain the reason for rejection 
  • Comprehensive health history evaluation for all donor candidates who pass the pre-screen, including required UNOS/ CMS questions 
  • Important clinical information and educational materials to help donor candidates become more informed about living donation

The BREEZE™ Living Donor Follow Up module can help gauge the health of donors post donation.  MedSleuth’s Living Donor Follow Up module collects clinical information (procedures, complications, etc.) and non-clinical information (employment status, insurance status, etc.).

  • Automates clinical data follow up at 6, 12, and 24 months for all living donors
  • Saves time and resources for staff and patients
  • Satisfies UNOS requirements with increased patient compliance
  • Improves donor satisfaction and communication

The BREEZE™ Recipient Follow Up module can help track the health status of recipients post-transplantation.

  • Automates clinical data follow up for all recipients
  • Saves time and resources for staff and patients
  • Satisfies UNOS requirements with increased patient compliance
  • Improves recipient satisfaction and communication
  • Ensures patients are going to appointments, taking medications, etc.

BREEZE™ Clinical Validation

MedSleuth received a NIH grant in 2010 to test the efficacy of BREEZE™.   The study concluded an online questionnaire used to obtain a preop history is accurate and well accepted by patients.  The America Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status assigned by the blinded reviewers based on the online survey was closer to the ASA physical status assigned by the provider on the day-of-surgery compared to the ASA physical status assigned by the blinded reviewers based on the preop clinic assessment.  This type of a tool is likely to increase satisfaction with the preop process and may play a role in reducing overall costs associated with traditional in-person evaluations.

MedSleuth was awarded a Veterans Health Administration Innovation grant that was used to study the benefits of BREEZE™ to the VA population in Nashville.  The research effort confirmed BREEZE™ was well accepted by patients, enjoyed high usability, and delivered an accurate output. Feasibility of Using a Web-based Patient Portal to Directly Elicit a Comprehensive Medical History from Veterans—2011 International Anesthesia Research Society

Several research efforts at UCSF confirmed the benefits of BREEZE™ for patients and clinicians

  • Several research efforts at UCSF confirmed the benefits of BREEZE™ for patients and clinicians

  • Novel Use of Web-based Software to Efficiently Triage Surgical Patients Based on Perioperative Risk—2010 American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Web-based Mobile Health:  Novel Ways to Engage Patients in their Care and Reduce Healthcare Costs for Hospitals and Patients—2011 International Health Economics Association
  • Impact of Patient-Centered Remote Triage on Day of Surgery Cancellation Rate—2011 American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Increased Preoperative Clinic Productivity Using Web-based Patient Triage—2012 American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • A Web-based Living Kidney Donor Medical Evaluation Tool—2013 American Society for Transplant Surgeons
  • Interactive Web-based Patient Portal for the Evaluation of Potential Kidney Transplant Recipients—2013 American Society for Transplant Surgeons
  • Web-based Living Liver Donor Medical Evaluation Tool to Increase Outreach to Possible Donor Candidates—2013 International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Computer Automated Living Donor Follow Up Improves Efficiency and UNOS Compliance—2015 American Society for Transplant Surgeons
  • What Distinguishes Donors from Non-Donors?  Analysis of 2306 Potential Living Kidney Donors—2016  American Society for Transplant Surgeons
  • Older Patients Reliably Participate in Automated Living Donor Follow Up Rather than Avoiding this New Technology—2016 American Transplant Congress
  • Automated Web-based Monitoring Identifies Significant Clinical Changes in Patients Awaiting Kidney Transplant—2016 American Transplant Congress