Overcoming the communication challenge.
— overcoming the communication challenge

Ascom solutions for hospitals

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 organising 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.Darbyshire, Julie L., Young, J. Duncan, (2013) An Investigation of Sound Levels on Intensive Care Units With Reference to the WHO Guidelines [online] available from http://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc12870 [13 April 2016]

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How our 'Integrated Workflow Intelligence' approach can help you and your colleagues solve some pressing problems.
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Solutions

  • Calm Critical Care >

    Calm Critical Care >

    How can a hospital distribute alerts from monitors and other bedside equipment to mobile CCU staff, while simultaneously minimising 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.
  • Calm Inpatient Care >

    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.
  • Patient Care Share >

    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.
  • Staff Protect >

    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?
  • Activate—Ascom solutions for Rapid Response Teams >

    Activate—Ascom solutions for Rapid Response Teams >

    Rapid Response Teams (RRT) have revolutionised 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.
  • Locate—Real-time Location Service  >

    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, a more productive use of assets, and of course, safer patients.