OpenBeds Critical Resource Tracker

Automate reporting of available critical beds, equipment and trained clinicians across healthcare facilities.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to have access to real-time information for resources like available critical beds, key personnel, and vital equipment. This is only possible with accurate and on-time data reporting.

With OpenBeds Critical Resource Tracker, you can ease the hospital’s burden by automating required reporting and standardize the calculation of state and federal data elements, eliminating interpretations and manual data entry. 

In The News

System Features and Capabilities

Customizable dashboard

Provides transparency and availability of units/beds, clinicians and equipment, along with the ability to rapidly add bed, clinician and equipment types and other features as required

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Secure

The platform resides on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with HIPAA-compliant access, authentication, and storage

Global network communications

Send alerts or messages simultaneously to all network members (with notification option)

Real-time bed availability

Ability to integrate ADT feeds from hospitals

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Replace/supplement manual reporting

OpenBeds may supplement or replace existing manual reporting requirements

Real-time analytics and reporting

Aggregate and report local and regional capacity

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Rapidly scalable

Immediately available to an unlimited number of facilities and organizations; states, counties, health systems have access to data and communications within their prescribed network, which is part of the larger national network

Mobile Optimized

Accessible and fully functional with all mobile and tablet devices which allows use in remote locations

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Resource repository

Ability to post notifications, education materials and local directives that will be available for reference to all network members

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Organization to organization digital messaging

Enable clinicians to request patient transfers or consults and manage the (re) distribution of critical equipment (e.g., ventilators) and personnel

Control network access

State, counties, health systems control network access and retain the right to approve network membership

Automated account creation

Intuitive interface requires no formal training (customer support available)

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Available to ad hoc treatment resources

Any legitimate organization employed to provide pandemic treatment beds or resources may create an account and provide their services on the network, e.g., military field or ship hospitals

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What Hospitals Are Saying

HCA North Carolina Division (Mission Hospital) recently completed integration with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) online COVID-19 collection site. The site, developed by Appriss/OpenBeds, was deployed to enable all North Carolina hospitals to submit their COVID-19 patient and resource counts into one simple, easy-to-use location.

OpenBeds created a standards-based web services API enabling health systems like Mission to easily and efficiently publish their COVID-19 lab results to the state with zero human involvement. This effectively replaces an online survey submitted daily by a Mission employee and ensures our employee, bed, and vent counts are always up to date. The benefits go far beyond automation for NC State reporting though. NC DHHS will also submit this information to the federal government on the hospital’s behalf, eliminating another daily, manual survey.

The integration was quick, streamlined, and efficient. The entire project took less than two weeks from inception to first data transmission. Resource requirements were light as well, leveraging a single web developer and a SQL architect for the clinical data mining. 

The project also drove numerous other efficiencies at Mission. We used the infrastructure to enable automated county-level reporting, and the state solution created the foundation for more robust internal reporting. 

In all, this was a great success! Mission is proud to be a founding member of a team producing a solution that will prove to be of enormous value to our state.

Cameron Hurst

Director, Application Development, HCA Information Technology Group, North Carolina Division

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