Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) Meetings are critical to maintaining successful hospice operations. The IDG Center in Palliative Care:
IDG Center Functionality Overview
The IDG Center gives users complete control over IDG Meeting processes. All information is accessible/consolidated in a central location for easy management of all IDG-related tasks. A few features that help users streamline IDG operations include:
Access the IDG Center
Teams are listed on the left side of the screen. Users can filter by agency branch or type in the Search bar to locate a specific team.
Select a team from the left-side menu to view details. In the top left tile, the team name and team members are displayed. The team name and team members appear in the top left tile, and the number of Recertifications and Unassigned Patients appear in the top right. Click Edit Team to add or update team information.
Below the top banner, users can select from the following tabs to view:
The Upcoming Agenda tab displays information for the team’s next IDG Meeting. Patients are categorized into the following sections based on their activity in the software:
Each patient tile provides an icon to go directly to the Allergy Profile, Diagnoses, eMAR, Infectious Disease, Medication Profile, Patient Chart, Patient Schedule, Vital Signs, and Symptom Ratings. Clicking View IDG Summary enables the user to view and update the IDG Summary.
The Meetings tab displays all meetings that have occurred and are scheduled for the team. In the Actions column on the right side of the screen, the Go to Meetings link directs the user to the IDG Meeting Details screen, where the IDG Agenda and Sign-In Sheet for the meeting can be accessed and printed.
The Team Members tab displays a list of users who have been added to the team.
The Edit Team link at the top of the screen enables the user to add, remove, or update members of the team.
The Groups tab displays the group name and hospice physician of each group within the team. The Edit Teams link in the top right enables the user to update the team’s groups.
The Patients tab displays the following information for each patient in the team:
Patients are listed in descending order with the most urgent Recertification Date at the top of the list.