Acute patient tracking with Join

Dr. Juan José Cirio
Head of the stroke unit
Sagrada Familia Clinic
Buenos Aires, Argentina

“When we started using Join, first we had to learn how to use it. Then something we did was to set up a test group so that we all become familiar with the application. So when the time came to start using it, we were all skilled in its management.

The use of Join in the clinic allowed us to have a transversal nature of the information. When we know there is going to be a patient, we activate Join with all the information on that patient and what the arrival time will be. Join has allowed us to be faster and have a pre-notification of the entire institution and this allows us to alert the imaging service, the hemodynamic service, and we have gained time if we compare it to the previous period, where we had to handle the information with other types of media, including telephone. Join has the possibility to sharing images: It is not static image that you share but a dynamic image, it is the same what we would see on a console of a CT scanner or MRI machine. Thanks to Join we can exchange information with other centers requesting our help on a particular case.

In the moment of pandemic, teams are divided, and it is not only important to get the opinion of the team present in the clinic but also the insights from the other part of the team that is waiting at home. And this can be done from the same application because we have access to both images and clinical cases. For every 15 minutes that the patients gain in achieving treatment, their mortality rate decreases and their chances of not remaining disabled improves and that’s what this type of tools really achieves.”