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A HIPAA Compliant, Interdisciplinary Collaboration Tool for Front-Line Clinicians: TrekIT

Created by clinicians for clinicians at Penn Medicine, TrekIT is a HIPAA compliant clinical workflow tool that was built to enable seamless team-based collaboration across every provider in every setting and requires no IT resources to deploy.  To support the medical community during this time of extreme strain, we are offering TrekIT free of charge to our colleagues on the front-lines.

TrekIT replaces static paper rounding, handoff & task lists that clinical teams use to create patient lists, track transfer requests, or manage their inpatient work load. It is a nimble, cloud based platform that enables any one to access it anywhere, on any device.  This is particularly important now, while resources are limited. Clinicians, who are taxed at baseline with cumbersome documentation workflows, are only going to be more taxed & more at risk for burnout in the coming months. TrekIT can help. TrekIT eliminates double documentation by creating a single collaborative workspace that enables clinicians to write something once, and use it again and again. 

While TrekIT provides tremendous value out of the box, it can also be integrated with any EHR or HIE, helping surface critical clinical data into an intuitive, easy to access interface on any smartphone or device.  In use by >5000 users at Penn, 80% of surveyed users believe TrekIT saves them time & has prevented errors.   We need more of that, now more than ever. 

Additionally, as bed capacity is breached, there will be an increasing need to transfer patients from one facility to another or house them in temp facilities. Having an EHR agnostic tool like TrekIT will be essential in this setting. Faxed communication is simply not good enough. 

TrekIT is extremely intuitive and is ready to use.  No IT resources are necessary from wifi to computers.  Users can access TrekIT on any internet capable device, including smart phones, helping bring technology to the front lines.
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  • clinician
  • Collaborative
  • COVID-19
  • COVID19
  • documentation
  • EHR
  • FHIR
  • frontline
  • Handoff
  • HIE
  • HL7
  • interoperability
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