Technology to track beds, equipment, staff and patients through a hospital has been used in the USA for years, with positive effect, and now there is growing interest in employing it in the NHS.
Sophie Castle-Clarke and a group of NHS leaders went to look at how this technology has made a difference to flow and operational management in two different health care organizations in Florida. The results are impressive, although significant transformation is needed to realize the benefits.
Before Stamford (Conn.) Health recently opened its new 305-bed hospital, it identified a need to implement a system that would provide real-time patient locations, monitor patient and caregiver interactions, and offer real-time notification of patient discharges. The goal was to maximize patient throughput and staff workflow and ultimately cut costs.
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St. Joseph Hospital is a 463 bed Catholic nonprofit hospital located in Orange County, CA (part of St. Joseph Health System which is a 15 hospital system). Hospital leadership knew something had to be done to address left without being seen, ED diversions, delayed patient discharges, etc. in order to streamline care.
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