Real-Time Patient-Centered Acuity Staffing System

Contact

Jeff Ulrich BSN, RN

(608) 279-1654

julrich@uwhealth.org

MESH@uwhealth.org

Management and Education Services for Healthcare (MESH) is a patient- and family-centered acuity classification and staffing system designed to identify what makes each patient's care unique. UW Health's MESH team is currently providing services at organizations of all sizes throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
 

PCSS (Patient Classification and Staffing System) Module

  • Designed to support Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, Pediatric, Rehab and Intensive Care units of all sizes.
  • Unique tools designed specifically for Obstetric and New Born patient types.
  • All tools are designed to be:
    • Prospective using the projected acuity/ census to help determine staff for next shift
    • Retrospective (using actual acuity, census, and staffing hours) to support nursing hours as well as budget planning.
  • Fully interfaceable using data transfer via HL7 and Secure FTP within a VPN connection.

EDLOG Emergency Department Module

  • Designed to support Emergency and Urgent Care units of all sizes.
  • Unique resource list and diagnosis codes to cover all patient types.
  • Electronic patient log designed to provide real-time departmental trending data.
  • ADT interfaceable utilizing data transfer via HL7 within a VPN connection.

OPSS (Outpatient Scheduling and Staffing) Module

  • Designed to support Ambulatory Surgical Care units of all sizes.
  • Unique procedures based on acuity and provider to cover all patient types.
  • Electronic patient log designed to provide:
    • Prospective Staffing (using projected procedures by acuity/ census to help determine staffing for the next day in one-hour increments)
    • Real-time department trending data (using actual acuity, census, and staffing hours) to support nursing hours as well as budget planning.

BHAS (Behavioral Health Acuity and Staffing) Module

  • Designed to support Inpatient Behavioral Health units of all sizes.
  • Unique tools designed using a multidisciplinary patient care approach.
  • All tools are designed to be:
    • Prospective (using the projected acuity/ census to help determine staff for next shift)
    • Retrospective (using actual acuity, census, and staffing hours) to support nursing hours as well as budget planning.
  • Interfaceable utilizing data transfer via HL7 and Secure FTP within a VPN connection.