Taking the waiting around out of rounds.

Q-rounds is a real-time, virtual queue that patients, families, and providers can access while in the hospital so everyone knows when to expect rounds. Get informed, stay informed. Have more certainty in your daily schedule, and virtually join rounds from anywhere.

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More Satisfied, Empowered Patients and Families

Seamless Coordination of Multidisciplinary Rounding

Increased Efficiency and Hospital Throughput

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Getting everyone together for rounds isn’t so hard after all.

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Getting everyone together for rounds isn’t so hard after all.

There are already a lot of unknowns when in the hospital. Test results, treatment plans, diagnoses. And on top of all of that, not knowing when the provider will come by for rounds leaves everyone anxiously waiting around. Is there time for a trip to the cafeteria? When should I schedule my conference call? What if I

can’t make it to the hospital in time? Being able to plan ahead, and rely on a transparent rounding time takes the stress off the patients and their families, and lets providers and administrators more efficiently manage their day. Q-rounds brings a welcome dose of certainty, for everyone.

There are already a lot of unknowns when in the hospital. Test results, treatment plans, diagnoses. And on top of all of that, not knowing when the provider will come by for rounds leaves everyone anxiously waiting around. Is there time for a trip to the cafeteria? When should I schedule my conference call? What if I

can’t make it to the hospital in time? Being able to plan ahead, and rely on a transparent rounding time takes the stress off the patients and their families, and lets providers and administrators more efficiently manage their day. Q-rounds brings a welcome dose of certainty, for everyone.

How It Works

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Rounds on time, every time.

With intuitive product design and automatic location-based advancement of your virtual place in line, just a few easy steps can get everyone in the same room at the same time—in person or virtually.

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Patients & Families

Receive a text invite to see your virtual place in the queue and providers’ arrival time.

Invite family to join rounds in person, or if they can’t make it to the hospital, they can connect virtually.

Q-rounds brings the patient, family members, and care team together in person or virtually.

Providers & Care Team

Create a rounding order that patients can easily access to understand their place in line.

The team can begin rounding as usual, and Q-rounds will auto-advance the queue along the way.

Q-rounds brings the patient, family members, and care team together in person or virtually.

Patients & Families

Receive a text invite to see your virtual place in the queue and providers’ arrival time.

Invite family to join rounds in person, or if they can’t make it to the hospital, they can connect virtually.

Providers & Care Team

Create a rounding order that patients can easily access to understand their place in line.

The team can begin rounding as usual, and Q-rounds will auto-advance the queue along the way.

Q-rounds brings the patient, family members, and care team together in person or virtually.

Telehealth

The most accessible rounds around.

It’s difficult for families and caregivers to be at the hospital at all times. Life carries on outside of those walls—work, school, kids, and other responsibilities still need to be taken care of. That’s why Q-rounds has telehealth technology.

Q-rounds enables family and caregivers to join in on rounds even if they can’t be at the hospital. This helps take the burden off the patient to share information by making sure others hear from the provider directly, and can ask questions in real time. Because family schedules are important, too.

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The Q-rounds experience is responsive across any device size, and is thoughtfully designed to deliver an intuitive experience, whatever your technology. You can log in on mobile, tablet, or even your desktop. It’s a sophisticated, streamlined experience regardless of where you use it.

Testimonials

Prescribe the best experience for everyone.

Patients

“Knowing when to expect the doctor meant I could plan to be awake and ready when they came by, giving me a feeling of control in a vulnerable situation.”

Family Members

“It was great to be able to know when to expect the doctors for rounds and have the opportunity to join from 200 miles away.”

Provider

“By using a patient queue, I am able to prioritize seeing patients who are ready for discharge and round more efficiently.”

Nurse

“The most common question I get each morning is when will the doctors be here? With Q-rounds, they get the answer to that question with a glance at their phones.”

Social Worker

“It’s great for me to be able to see that the doctors have already rounded on one of my patients so I can follow up immediately to do my consultation.”

Get Started With Q-rounds

Waiting around can be contagious.

Hospital rooms are waiting rooms, too. And while it may start with waiting around, the side effects go deeper than that. Wasting time and money. Inefficient scheduling and team frustrations. Missed connections. Decreased levels of care, and unnecessary emotional stress and feelings of helplessness put on patients, families, and providers. 

Q-rounds is the cure.

  • Prioritize the most urgent patients in rounding order 

  • More members of the patient care team can be present for rounds

  • One-click telehealth connection for remote families

  • Empowerment through real time updates for all stakeholders

  • Fewer communication errors when everyone is present for rounds

  • Streamlined multidisciplinary rounding

  • Empowerment through real time updates for all stakeholders

  • Fewer communication errors when everyone is present for rounds

  • Streamlined multidisciplinary rounding

  • Prioritize the most urgent patients in rounding order 

  • More members of the patient care team can be present for rounds

  • One-click telehealth connection for remote families

Get Started With Q-rounds

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Happier patients and providers is a soft-benefit of Q-rounds. This is achieved by providers experiencing fewer interruptions during rounds as nurses and ancillary staff can see when to expect rounds and are able to plan to join in person. Additionally, hospital systems that use Q-rounds will have access to easily searchable, meaningful data which can help improve efficiency, billing accuracy by providing actual time spent in the room, and patient outcomes. 

Q-rounds accomplishes this by employing artificial intelligence to suggest rounding orders based on multiple factors, including patient illness severity, discharge criteria, and previous rounding experience, which increases efficiency and hospital throughput. All of this data is stored securely and shared with hospital administrative staff.

Providers set their rounding order based on multiple factors, including seeing the sickest patients and those who need to be discharged first. Once they start rounding, patients will be able to see where they fall in line, and Q-rounds will provide an estimated window that updates in real-time as the provider rounds from room to room and is based upon the rounding times of that particular provider. This list can be updated or paused as situations arise (eg, need for an interpreter, new admission, etc.) and patients will receive updates if their time window changes. Our experience shows us that the place in line is a point of reference for the patients and their families to be able to plan accordingly.  

Absolutely. A patient can share with anybody that they’d want to be part of the rounding experience. Q-rounds makes it easy for patients to choose family members to receive text updates of the timing of rounds, and have the option to join rounds by video with one click. 

In addition to patients and families receiving updates, other hospital stakeholders benefit from knowing when rounds will occur for each patient.

  • Nurses can plan their days more efficiently by seeing their own personalized queue of their patients and when to expect the rounding teams.
  • Ancillary staff such as discharge pharmacists or social workers can see when doctors have rounded already so they can plan their visits accordingly.

As a provider approaches a patient’s room for rounds, family members, nurses, and other subscribers (e.g., an interpreter) will receive a notification asking them if they want to join rounds virtually. With one click, the provider can invite them into a secure, HIPAA-compliant video conference of rounds.

Q-rounds is designed to reduce time spent on rounds, freeing up more time for the provider. Q-rounds schedules rounds intelligently to increase rounding efficiency, and keeping everyone informed about the timing of rounds allows everyone to meet together when the doctor arrives, reducing wasted time. With location-based services, Q-rounds automatically advances the queue when the provider approaches a patient’s room, keeping everyone informed about the schedule as it updates in realtime and minimizing the need for providers to change their existing workflows.

No. Patients get registered upon admission to receive updates via text message and are able to access their individualized queue on the web at any time without needing an app or to log into anything.

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Contact

Speak to one of our experts and see how Q-rounds can empower your organization to provide the best patient experience.

  • (312) 401-1546

  • hello@q-rounds.com

  • Minneapolis, MN