Coastal Laboratories, also known as “CoastalDx,” is the laboratory of choice for the AMS Onsite Infection Prevention and Control program. The company runs two fully validated infectious disease labs in Arizona. Backed by the precision, speed, and accuracy of the Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 12K Flex, Coastal Laboratories is a national powerhouse in proprietary molecular diagnostic screening for adults in long-term care.
Coastal Laboratories runs Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis for AMS clients. A type of molecular testing, PCR is able to identify viral DNA through a technique called “amplification.” The high sensitivity of PCR permits virus detection soon after infection and even before the onset of disease. PCR starts with a simple swab of a resident's nose. The sample is sent to Coastal Laboratories for analysis where results are returned in 24 to 48 hours. The accuracy of PCR testing is 99.9%.
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REAL TIME MEDICAL SYSTEMS
Real Time Medical Systems is the industry-leading Interventional Analytics solution that turns data into actionable insights. Serving healthcare organizations nationwide, Real Time improves clinical performance by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, managing care coordination efforts, and detecting early warning signs of infectious disease.
Unlocking the power of the LTPAC EHR, Real Time’s cloud-based solution captures, synthesizes, and organizes live EHR documentation to identify subtle changes in clinical condition and deliver suggested interventions to clinical teams before an adverse situation occurs. Through EHR clinical line of sight, Interventional Analytics, and hospital readmission risk stratification, Real Time enables LTPAC, health systems, hospitals, and health plan stakeholders to successfully perform under risk-based models.
The partnership with Real Time enables AMS Onsite Infection Preventionists the ability to monitor all residents in all facilities in the Sterisis program remotely, in real time. Additionally, Infection Perfectionists will have access to the use of Real Time's Infection Risk Assessment tools that help detect the early warning signs of an infectious disease outbreak. The clinical data and live interventional analytics provided by Real Time will be an integral part of the care recommendations made by AMS Onsite Infection Preventionists.
Learn more at realtimemed.com.
Founded in 1995 as the nation's original provider of nursing home dentistry, SeniorDent is now the leading provider of onsite services that include not just dentistry, but also optometry, podiatry, and audiology - providing high-quality healthcare to thousands of nursing facility residents in the comfort of their familiar surroundings. Thanks to a partnership with AMS Onsite, infection control and prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs have been added to the suite of services offered to SeniorDent clients.
SeniorDent's focus is to provide residents with experienced and caring healthcare professionals who are sensitive to the special needs and importance of continued healthcare in older and compromised patients. SeniorDent's physicians use modern portable medical equipment and visit contracted facilities on a scheduling basis that is pro-active for the management of treatment plans.
SeniorDent's programs save time and money by providing all services onsite, eliminating the need for transportation of residents. Additionally, in-service education programs are offered that keep facilities compliant, as are the required assessment programs for 5-star ratings.
Learn more at seniordent.com.
The Arkstone lab report breaks down complicated PCR results into easy-to-read interpretations and well-researched recommendations that maximize physician efficiency. Every report contains a unique ArkScore to help prescribers make informed decisions when choosing the right antibiotic. Research shows that recommendations by a specialist physician are adhered to as opposed to those by pharmacists or nurses, so Arkstone’s recommendations are written for doctors and are constantly reviewed by members of its infectious disease team.
Learn more at arkstonemedical.com.