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.
Hospitals all too often suffer from ‘communication silos’—separate units, people and technologies that have a hard time communicating with each other. The results can be delays and patient dissatisfaction. At their worst, these silos can threaten care quality and outcomes.
Removing silos requires ‘data mobility’, where clinical and care information is as mobile as the people who use it. This in turn calls for integration software such as Ascom Unite, and for mobile handsets such as the Ascom Myco smartphone that let staff securely receive messages, alerts, and clinical data.
The specifics of an Ascom Patient Care Share solution vary from hospital to hospital. But they typically include Ascom Unite software and Ascom smartphones and/or mobile devices—all seamlessly integrated with existing infrastructures.
Solutions can typically be integrated with existing or planned ADT/EHR systems, making it possible for care teams to easily collaborate. Functions to help protect staff are also possible. ‘Man-down’ and location functions, for instance, can be especially relevant in mental health and ER environments. An increasingly important part of many staff communication solutions is the ability to support the growing range of Healthcare-related third-party apps.
Clinical Manager PICU Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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