NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville-based healthcare tech firm EvidenceCare, a clinical decision support delivery tool for healthcare providers, recently announced the introduction of a new suite of protocols designed specifically for clinicians in the urgent care setting. The protocols, created in concert with a large health system for use within their 15 urgent care locations, cover the conditions seen most within an urgent care setting.
EvidenceCare was conceived in 2014 by an emergency medicine physician and former urgent care owner to solve a fundamental need for healthcare providers to find and quickly digest the latest treatment guidelines. Until the introduction of the urgent care protocols, the company’s primary focus was in the emergency medicine arena, where they have more than 5,000 users. The tool organizes the nearly 200 urgent care protocols by chief complaint and treatment for resulting diagnosis for both adult and pediatric patients.
EvidenceCare Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Brian Fengler, a previous owner of and provider at Physicians Urgent Care, said he knows this tool is something the urgent care community is searching for.
“As a former urgent care owner, I experienced first-hand the risk and high variability inherent with the nature of that business,” Fengler said. “Having a real-time clinical tool to mitigate that risk and ensure optimal clinical outcomes is something that niche of healthcare has been craving.”
EvidenceCare’s web-based platform is available to individual providers and groups and accessible via any web-enabled device. In addition, the company offers a version of its platform that integrates with a clinic’s electronic health record, making the content available within the provider’s existing workflow. EvidenceCare also integrates an innovative patient education tool that enhances the dialogue providers have with their patients.
A nurse practitioner within a busy Nashville-area urgent care, Caleb Kent notes the ease of use and patient education features among the most compelling components of EvidenceCare.
“Having a tool that allows me to have a better conversation with a patient and their family is key,” said Kent. “I recently had a parent present in my clinic with a child fresh off the soccer field with a concussion. Based on my assessment of the child, fueled by the calculators and standards of care from EvidenceCare, I was able to avoid expensive and unnecessary imaging and put the parent at ease about risks related to their child.”
The new suite of urgent care content is available to all EvidenceCare web users. Subscribers earn continuing medical education, accredited by the Urgent Care Association, for time spent using the tool. For more information or to sign up, visit www.evidence.care.
Nashville-based EvidenceCare is a clinical decision support publishing platform designed by emergency physician Dr. Brian Fengler. Unlike any tool on the market, EvidenceCare integrates with a hospital’s EHR to provide clinicians with access to patient-specific, evidence-based treatment recommendations at the bedside as part of their existing workflow. The company’s proprietary content publishing platform is delivering protocols authored by industry-leading experts to healthcare clinicians worldwide. To learn more, visit www.evidence.care.