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.
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
Communication for everyone
Flexible and highly scalable
Ascom Wireless offers true mobility that can be relied upon. It offers secure wireless transmissions over dedicated frequency bands, making it less prone to interference. Simplicity in its system architecture maximizes flexibility and scalability to fit all customer requirements.
An Ascom IP-DECT solution is easily scale from a 1 to 10,000 base stations and growing to support up to 100,000 users.
Ascom VoWiFi handsets use Wi-Fi technology and your existing Wi-Fi network to provide enterprise-grade wireless telephony, messaging and personal alarm capabilities. Using a single reliable network for telephony and other enterprise applications translates into obvious cost and maintenance benefits.
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.
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.
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?
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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