Lightning Step offers a comprehensive solution to help you run your organization seamlessly. We provide an easy-to-use system that connects an EMR (Electronic Medical Records), CRM (Customer Relation Management), and RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) in one platform. Each aspect is fully integrated with the rest, and everything can be accessed through a single access point. Our system also features lightning threading, a function that takes data entered at one point in the system and automatically populates it in other relevant locations throughout the rest of the system.
This feature is designed to maximize your team’s efficiency by removing the tedium of repeated data entry. Your staff has many important tasks to complete throughout the day relating to patient care. Typing the same information over and over should not be one of them. In addition to saving time and effort, lightning threading reduces the risk of human error. Even the most competent members of your staff are not immune to error. This can lead to information being transferred incorrectly. While small typos and other minuscule mistakes here and there can seem inconsequential, errors in treatment plans can be detrimental.
This is especially important when it comes to medications. Pharmaceutical interventions are precise and need to be carried out exactly as the doctor ordered. Prescriptions indicate the name of the drug, dosage, and frequency of administration. Each element of the prescription needs to be followed in order for it to work as an effective component of a patient’s treatment plan.
Any number of errors can take place when prescription information needs to be copied over by hand. For example, indicating that the patient needs to receive a drug more or fewer times a day than prescribed can lead to poor symptom management. Neglecting to note that a drug is an extended-release version rather than an immediate release can keep the drug from reaching the intended effect. Accidentally putting “g” instead of “mg” in the dosage can lead to catastrophic health consequences. These types of errors become more common with repeated data entry, especially when your staff may become more tired or have lapses in concentration.
DoseSpot and Lightning Step: A Powerful Combination
Lightning Step can improve your medication management system with our integration with DoseSpot. DoseSpot is a program that makes electronic prescribing easy. Rather than receiving medication orders over the phone, your staff can see a doctor’s orders directly in the system. This reduces the likelihood of human error while also saving the time that would have been needed to track down a prescription. With both new prescriptions and refills, utilizing DoseSpot will mean your patients will get their medications when they need them.
DoseSpot further protects patients by keeping pertinent information on hand. The program maintains a patient’s list of active medications, as well as a list of their allergies. Accidentally giving a patient a drug that they are allergic to can have consequences ranging from mild discomfort to anaphylactic reactions, which is a risk you do not want to take. DoseSpot keeps track of drug interactions, helping staff to avoid these errors.
DoseSpot also allows for the prescription of controlled substances. There are a variety of controlled substances utilized in mental health and substance abuse treatment, such as benzodiazepines or methadone. These drugs serve an essential purpose to your patients, but there can sometimes be hoops to jump through to secure them. DoseSpot makes it easy to fill all types of prescriptions, helping you to provide continuing quality care to your patients.
Your patients deserve the highest level of care. We know that you hire the best staff, invest in the right resources, and are always on the lookout for new, better solutions. We can help you bring that same level of detail and quality to your medication management system.