KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, a leading physician services organization, has launched ZIPCare™, a free, evidence-based mobile app designed to help clinicians expedite admissions for common diagnoses and improve the speed and accuracy of patient handoffs from the emergency department to the hospital floor.
"In today's fast-paced healthcare environment, clinicians and hospital partners are looking for mobile solutions to help achieve greater efficiencies and improve patient care," said Miles Snowden, MD, chief medical officer for TeamHealth. "Designed by TeamHealth physicians, the launch of the ZIPCare™ app demonstrates our organization's continued commitment to creating and delivering innovative healthcare solutions to benefit our clinicians, our hospital partners and—ultimately—patients and families."
Designed to provide the optimal patient experience, ZIPCare™ offers an integrated pathway guide to help set in motion specific, evidence-based protocol for all relevant caregivers. After notifying all relevant departments, the diagnosing physician then works through predetermined and interrelated processes to efficiently move the patient through the care process. All required departments coordinate with one another, resulting in better patient care outcomes, decreased costs and shorter hospital stays. Patients experience higher levels of satisfaction from the increased coordination and communication among providers and with the patient. They have fewer complications because of better coordinated care and fewer readmissions due to coordinated post-discharge care and follow-up.
Clinicians who benefit from ZIPCare™ include emergency physicians, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, general practitioners, surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
ZIPCare™ is free and available for download now from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
At TeamHealth (NYSE: TMH), our purpose is to perfect our physicians' ability to practice medicine, every day, in everything we do. Through our more than 14,000 affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, orthopaedic hospitalist, acute care surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist and medical call center solutions to approximately 1,000 civilian and military hospitals, clinics and physician groups nationwide. Our philosophy is as simple as our goal is singular: we believe better experiences for physicians lead to better outcomes—for patients, hospital partners and physicians alike. Join our team; we value and empower clinicians. Partner with us; we deliver on our promises. Learn more at http://www.teamhealth.com.
The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes Team Health Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated medical groups and "providers," all of which are part of the TeamHealth organization. "Providers" are physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by or contract with subsidiaries or affiliated entities of Team Health Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. Team Health Holdings, Inc. does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.