Realizing ‘The One’ vision
Mission Hospital reports a range of key improvements with the new integrated solution. Clinicians now receive context-rich alerts directly on their Ascom Myco smartphones, letting them gauge the severity of an alert before interrupting a task and walking to the patient. Also, the Ascom Myco smartphone removes the need for nurses to carry multiple communication devices (and reclaims the time staff previously spent locating them).
Information flows, too, are more streamlined, with fewer gaps between siloes of clinical data. For example, clinicians use the Ascom Myco smartphone to photograph wounds and, thanks to third-party integration, upload the high-quality images directly to the hospital’s EMR without leaving the patient. Mission Hospital and Ascom are currently collaborating to expand ‘The One’ concept. There are, for example, plans to introduce data collection from infusion and IV pumps, to integrate barcode scanning with the EMR, and to implement Real Time Location Services (RTLS).