Site Access Screening System
- Frontline screening of staff, patients and visitors
- Easily customized questionnaire format
- Dedicated entrances at single or multiple sites
- Manned stations and/or self-check capable
- Legible encounter records and accessible statistics
- Eliminates paper, printing, storage costs
- Web-based system uses surplus PC’s
- Works in conjunction with existing technologies for quick, reliable demographics
- Health cards
- Bar codes
- Proximity badges
ATTENTION: INFECTION CONTROL / PANDEMIC PLANNERS
Real concerns over the Influenza A (H1N1) Level 6 status in 2009 increased awareness by healthcare stakeholders with regards to their site access procedures during this and future similar scenarios. Cissec’s Fasset entry/exit screening system addresses the logistics of implementing heightened admission requirements to hospital buildings for staff, patients and visitors.
Dealing with emergency infectious outbreaks and pandemic scenarios can have devastating effects on the ongoing day-to-day
operations of hospitals and healthcare facilities of all sizes and complexities. Cissec’s Ontario Health
e-Screening application was initially developed and proven during the response to SARS in 2003. It was an electronic
entry screening software system which provided an efficient means to screen staff/patients/visitors coming to single or
multiple site institutions. It replaced manual paper-based screening and dramatically reduced entry times, especially at
Based on the situational recommendations or directives from Ministries of Health and/or
Public Health, the system’s electronic versions of the questionnaires can be quickly revised to reflect evolving criteria.
This system, in conjunction with various authentication technologies (magnetic stripe readers, proximity badge readers and
barcode scanners) provides accessible accountability for all persons gaining entry to a facility.
The most current version has been re-branded as Fasset, and defined as a facility access screening system.
It maintains the functionality of the original, but with improved esthetics, usability and compliancy aspects. The underlying
architecture was also enhanced to allow customization and optional modules, such as Lineage Tracking. This module expands the
frontline aspects of the tool and helps create a more comprehensive collection of data related to patients already within the
premises. Specifically, it tracks the historical room allocation for a patient in a hospital setting and can indicate which
other beds/patients shared a room with the “master” patient in the event of contagious outbreak, exposure and
The Fasset system and its electronic database can save money for already challenged hospital budgets, when compared to all the associated costs (paper, printing, handling, storage, etc.) per printed page, for the high volumes of paper responses that are generated over the course of several weeks. For example, during the SARS outbreak, Kingston area hospitals, with a combined staff of over 4,000 people, were faced with approximately 3,600 entries each day. Over an extended period this would translate to 25,000 per week or 100,000 per month. Based on a per page cost of 8 cents, this could save approximately $8,000 dollars per month.
An additional benefit is that the significant reduction in the use of paper would also complement the growing importance of “Green” business practices being adopted by healthcare institutions to help address environmental concerns.
Within the scope of hospital management software, Fasset can be an important component of any organization’s pandemic plan implementation.
Read the Canadian Medical Association Journal article about the successful development and implementation of this system. here
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