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Hospitals

Overcoming the communication challenge

The figures are staggering: poor communication costs hospitals $12bn a year in the US alone, equal to about 2% of global hospital revenue (1). And merely coordinating and organizing care eats up one-fifth of each nurse’s shift (2). But there is good news. Ascom already offers solutions that can dramatically improve communication and collaboration within hospitals—solutions that can help enhance patient safety, staff satisfaction and clinical workflows. Ascom: working hard for hospitals.

References:
1. ECRI Institute (2014) Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015 [online] available from www.ecri.org/2015hazards [12 February 2016]
2. Hendrich, A., Chow, MP., Skierczynski, BA., Lu, Z. (2008) ‘A 36-Hospital Time and Motion Study: How Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Spend Their Time?’ The Permanente Journal 12 (3), 25-34
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Global Healthcare Brochure

Solutions

Locate Real-time Location Service

Real-time Location Services (RTLS) tell you where help is needed—whether it’s an assault on staff, a mislaid equipment item, or a fallen or wandering patient. That means less time spent searching, more productive use of assets, and of course, safer patients.

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Ascom Myco and Ekahau joint solution
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Improving care for dementia residents

Activate Rapid Response Teams

Rapid Response Teams (RRT) have revolutionized acute care. But getting the right people and equipment to an emergency requires sophisticated technology. Manual alerts and interventions just aren’t quick and flexible enough. What’s needed are automated alerts—messages sent directly to RRT members, and routed to other members if the user is busy.

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Unite Alarm Agent Product Sheet
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Five ways to maximize efficiency of rapid response teams

Hospital Staff Protect

Workplace violence against nurses and other frontline caregivers is a growing and global problem. But how can we better protect vulnerable Healthcare workers? And how can we do it while still facilitating essential face-to-face contact?

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Secure communication in highly complex environments

Patient Care Share

Healthcare is the ultimate team activity. But to work, each team member—from lab technicians to porters to nurses—needs access to up-to-date patient and treatment data. Ascom Patient Care Share solutions make data flow secure and easy, while building on the infrastructure you already have.

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How Ascom helped improve care in Philadelphia

Calm Inpatient Care

Peace and quiet—a rare remedy in modern Healthcare? Nurses and other caregivers are constantly on the go. But all too often the information they need isn’t. Instead, it’s inaccessible or stationary: inside a desktop PC, written in a journal, inside a colleague’s head. Making this information accessible can help improve workflow efficiency, and can contribute to better patient satisfaction.

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How Ascom helped improve care in Philadelphia
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How Guthrie County Hospital reduced patient call response times

Calm Critical Care

How can a hospital distribute alerts from monitors and other bedside equipment to mobile CCU staff, while simultaneously minimizing noise pollution and the risk of ‘alarm fatigue’? The challenge is that staff require timely patient data and alerts. But too many clinically insignificant alerts—particularly at night—impact staff, and can compromise patient well-being. One possible way forward is intelligent alert notification management that filters the flow of alerts to frontline staff.

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Kuopio University Hospital reference case