T6 makes it.
A transformative change in the executive suite
- Brings complete, high quality evidence and fundamental insights to health policy and management
- Maximizes financial performance through accurate cost accounting and charge capture
- Drives positive clinician-administration collaboration through effectiveness analytics
Over the past five decades, the increasing integration of trauma systems, and healthcare in general, has transformed the way we deliver trauma and complex acute care. And now, the collection and analysis of point-of-care data is poised to launch the next healthcare transformation.
Existing EHRs are designed for conventional administrative purposes—not for achieving highest quality care; not for ease of use or efficiency on the front lines of care; not for maximizing financial performance under fee-for-service and alternative payment models; and not for harnessing and analyzing data to solve real-world clinical problems.
What’s needed is a new generation of EHR-agnostic applications designed to supplement enterprise health information systems to improve care quality, patient experiences, financial performance, and clinician satisfaction.
What’s needed is T6—a point of care patient management application with a clinician-designed user interface for harnessing and analyzing clinical data for highest quality care; and an effectiveness reporting engine for ongoing assessment of the quality and value of healthcare.
Improving the delivery of care and reducing costs requires clinician buy-in—frontline decisions drive quality, resource utilization, and costs of care.
Efficiency that never compromises quality.
T6 is designed from its first line of code to help clinicians spend less time with EHRs, while effortlessly collecting high resolution, multidimensional data from data-rich resuscitation environments.
By integrating a data platform into the natural flow of care, T6 optimizes the clinical utility of existing EHRs, eliminates redundancies, and liberates a steady flow of data to explore and gain operational insights from—without hindering the established processes of care delivery.
Accurate decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
Complex acute conditions—such as trauma—often converge patients (with highly unstable and unknown physiology); multidisciplinary resuscitation teams; and technology-rich healthcare environments.
In such circumstances, high quality, efficient care is dependent on:
- Rapid collection, synthesis and analysis of a spectrum of clinical data
- Clear communication and efficient execution of plans by each team member
However, in the care of acutely ill and complex patients, decision making—even in an overwhelming sea of data—is often informed by fragments of data and clinical experience or subjective feeling; and processes of care are often highly subject to human factors which can delay or derail the delivery of life saving measures.
Best evidence, minimal unnecessary variance
To help with these challenges, T6 applies a combination of intuitive and automated approaches to capturing accruing point of care data and streaming it into a series of analytic algorithms.
The result is patient-specific, evidence-based decision support—clinical practice guidelines and data visualization, checklists and critical alerts—to help teams consider all their options and execute each diagnostic and therapeutic intervention with minimal unnecessary variance.
What’s more, T6’s ever-expanding database of high resolution clinical data supports continuous development of scientific evidence and precision medicine advances at each client hospital.
High quality, high value care.
Trauma and complex acute care disciplines are fast-paced, decisive and resource-intensive. This makes these specialties ideal for wide use of evidence-based standards and guidelines to achieve low variability, high quality and high value care.
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For instance: underuse or overuse of CT scanning in trauma directly impacts outcomes and resource use, and can be measured and addressed in a system of constant surveillance and evaluation. Similarly, the surgical management of common conditions such as clavicle fracture or retained hemothorax is variable. T6 measures this variation and reports on its effect on patient outcomes and costs of care.
Such monitoring of resources-to-outcomes correlation, makes T6 a powerful tool for systemic healthcare advancement.
By empowering providers to effortlessly review their patients’ longitudinal records and spot best practices, the process becomes the new norm for developing and instituting evidence-based standards and guidelines for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on the frontlines of highest acuity care.
Shockboard™ team dashboards
Display Key Patient Inducators for wholi team
Optimize Team Dynamics
T6 automatically populates medical records, including:
- Physician’s Note
- Nursing Note
- Procedure Note
- Checklist Summary
- Tertiary Survey
- Discharge Summary
Documentation is complete, concise, and easy to interpret; and the health information is ready to be seamlessly shared—including with The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) and other registries.
T6 Census is an interactive communication tool for transferring complete, understandable and concise patient information and clinical knowledge during handovers.
Visualize each episode of care.
T6’s Sixth Sense Insights™ uses process mapping to visualize the care continuum for every patient—identifying bottlenecks and organizational silos that present barriers to optimal care, and discerning new opportunities for effectiveness and efficiency improvement.
In the 1950s, W. Edwards Deming sparked a transformation in manufacturing by promoting a relentless focus on reducing variability in the small, discrete steps of complex industrial processes. Like Deming, trauma physicians view patient care as a process of discrete, highly coordinated steps along a highly complex healthcare continuum.
6 integrates the industrial principles of statistical process control and process mapping as an engine for all its patient-level reporting and analysis—providing a longitudinal perspective on patient care that summarizes the activities that take place at each step, and the amount of time it takes to complete each activity.
This empowers providers to watch each patient transition between stages of trauma and complex acute care, and get a detailed perspective on their experience and the human resources and supply chains that power this care.
Enhanced charge capture.
T6’s advanced approach to documentation works to reliably collect multidimensional, high resolution clinical and process data—including assessments, interventions, findings, procedures, laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging. This process produces accurate charge reports that feed into billing systems for maximum financial performance.
However, T6’s point of care clinical documentation and data analytics contributes to enhancing revenue in many other ways.
For instance: in trauma patients, T6 automatically monitors point of care documentation of mechanism and physiologic data for Trauma Activation criteria and advises to activate a multidisciplinary team response once the hospital’s unique parameters are met. T6 then produces irrefutable support for collections and reimbursement as part of the patient’s accurate, time-stamped, complete longitudinal medical record and charge report.
Irrefutable support for reimbursement
T6 recognizes key clinical patterns and uses them to trigger patient-specific critical care pathways, including checklists and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This ensures highest quality care and highly-detailed care documentation—providing irrefutable support for challenging payment denials during the collections process.
Maximum financial performance.
T6’s health economics strategy combines process mapping with microcosting in a near real-time Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (TDABC) approach, to report on the value of healthcare and to uncover opportunities for reducing costs without compromising quality.
Optimize efficiency and quality.
T6 considers healthcare costs in 4 domains:
Accurate and complete data capture along the entire healthcare continuum allows T6 to break down every process into discrete steps and time intervals; and to link each of these steps to costs in the above domains using our database of continuously-updated, region-specific cost and time data.
The result is a structure and an efficient mechanism for reporting on the true costs of delivering care, and the drivers behind each expense.
A culture of healthy transparency.
Each vertical bar represents the clinical activity of surgeons on a busy trauma service. Check volumes, process flags and morbidity; and drill down to see what could be prevented or where unnecessary variability could be reduced.
Superior efficiency. Superior care.
By overlaying activity with average cost per case, this level of reporting encourages providers to manage costs while meeting high quality standards—leading to better patient outcomes and economics of care, and higher reimbursement.
As healthcare reimbursement transitions from fee-for-service to a system of value-based payment models, through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)—complete process transparency and identification of opportunities for incremental improvements will be critical to succeeding in the transition.
MACRA adds to the burden of documentation and establishes new clinical improvement requirements. T6 addresses both challenges with a digital technology that simplifies data capture and uses powerful analytical tools to drive quality improvement. Learn more
Sixth Sense Insights™ connects general observations about costs to provider and patient level data—empowering clinicians and executive leaders to pinpoint opportunities for improvement, take corrective action, and measure results.
The exploration of efficiency can be as high resolution as necessary.
Point of care data analytics and process mapping also applies to better understanding the use of resources—medications, products, materials and supplies—and to using predictive modeling to transition towards a pull model of supply management, in which accurately projected needs from the point of care determine the flow of supplies.
For instance: T6 measures, in detail, the use of blood products in the acute resuscitation of trauma patients. Readily available, time-stamped frontline data on blood product consumption from T6 links to blood bank data on blood component acquisition, storage and wastage, to measure and model blood product supply chains, to ensure that blood utilization is accurately predicted, that the supply remains fresh, and that waste is minimized.
Supply chain principles—driven by T6 data modeling—also applies to predicting the length of stay and resource use of complex patients, and to anticipating and mobilizing appropriate community resources for ongoing disposition (i.e. home care, transitional care, rehabilitation) even before they are needed.
Improve system effectiveness.
T6’s Sixth Sense Insights™ uses point of care data analytics, interactivity and visualization of clinical processes, patient trajectories and outcomes—to inform and improve individual provider and system effectiveness.
Information meets coordination.
Imagine every provider starting their day with bright visuals of the patients on their service and up to the minute summaries of admissions, key events and important action items—right on their iPads.
Sixth Sense Insights™ streams data into interactive visuals in daily and weekly reports that keeps teams informed and coordinated, even when there are high volumes and competing priorities. T6 also collects and displays data on process issues and complications, linking them to the overall context of individual patient trajectories.
An aggregate view of the resuscitation processes for all the patients on the trauma service helps clinicians and executive leaders spot trends in process and outcome, and investigate them in detail with just a few touches.
Daily Status Reports
Sixth Sense Insights™
Aggregate Patient View
Help frontline clinicians to start each day the right way.
Every clinician on the team can see it, as can the trauma medical directors and managers. It's clear and continuous communication, coordination and attention to detail that changes the experience of patients and providers, and improves the efficiency of health systems.
The Sixth Sense Insights™ Daily report is a 24-hour summary of:
- New admissions
- Detailed processes of care
- Major inpatient events and action items for the day
Schedule and load optimization.
The Sixth Sense Insights™ Weekly Report aggregates and visualizes massive amounts of clinical and process data—enabling clinicians and executive leaders to spot macro level trends and predict future resource requirements.
Was last week extra busy, or did it just seem that way?
T6 always links aggregate data visualization to individual data visualization, to empower everyone—from the bedside to the executive suite—to explore and find ways to get better and better
Sixth Sense Insights™
data visualization and analytics
See the big picture.
The Sixth Sense Insights™ Monthly Report delivers a bird's eye view of:
Process issues, Morbidity, Mortality
Clearly displayed monthly insights.
Information is aggregated and reported just-in-time for Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) meetings.
The rich detail of a point-of-care data is delivered in such a way as to simplify the recreation and visualization of the circumstances that led to any adverse events.
All of which makes the PIPS process more insightful and actionable than ever before!
As always, T6 empowers insightful clinicians and executive leaders to explore trends and findings in depth—at the individual patient level—connecting process and outcomes, and interpreting associations in the context of local healthcare environments.
Drill down to the most multidimensional, high resolution data ever assembled in one place.
Encourage individual reporting.
Modern physicians and surgeons are trained to lead teams to confront the most complex and unstable clinical conditions in human history, in increasingly escalating numbers.
Helping you improve how you help patients.
Sixth Sense Insights™ helps clinicians track their workload easily—both operative and non-operative—with T6 data flows that connects point of care data with personal clinical registries.
This is fuel for thoughtful providers to continuously analyze, reflect and improve.
Sixth Sense Insights™
Improve public health.
Sixth Sense Analytics™ uses multidimensional data to identify vulnerability and inform tailored, evidence-based prevention programs.
Prevention can be the first, best step to community health.
By applying special analysis to injury data, T6 visualizes the distribution of injury and population based vulnerabilities, and in near real-time, informs and helps take preventive action to ensure the safety and health of neighborhoods.
And when prevention fails, lessons learned from the continuous analysis of point-of-care data helps safety net systems provide timely, effective and efficient care.
T6 is trusted.
Better data. Better decisions. Better outcomes.Request a demo