Through mobility, hospital elevates legacy technology to streamline workflow and improve efficiency
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in clinical mobility solutions for healthcare enterprises, today announced that Onslow Memorial Hospital selected PatientSafe as its clinical mobility solutions provider, including the PatientTouch® clinical workflow and care team communications applications, enabling workflow optimization, care team collaboration and quality improvement hospital-wide.
“We’re excited to partner with a hospital that recognizes the importance of not only device consolidation, but also a full clinical mobility strategy to take clinical engagement, interoperability and workflow optimization to the next level.”
Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Onslow Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Faced with challenges such as an aging fleet of communication devices and disparate systems for clinicians to manage, Onslow Memorial Hospital recognized a need to replace its outdated communications phones and existing computer carts to create more efficient workflows.
“We knew we needed a single device and application for the clinical team to better communicate with each other while also connecting to our existing technology,” said Autumn Foy, Director of Clinical Informatics, Onslow Memorial Hospital. “PatientSafe Solutions’ full platform is an impressive fit because it can significantly improve clinical collaboration and documentation, which in turn, improves patient care, safety and outcomes.”
Onslow Memorial Hospital is bringing the partnership to fruition through planned phases of implementation. Beginning with a complete wireless phone replacement for device consolidation and workflow optimization, the hospital has provided clinicians with Apple® iPhone® smartphones. These communication tools provide secure, HIPAA-compliant text messaging, voice communications, and alert management, with specific user interfaces for nurses, physicians and ancillary care team members, with embedded real-time patient and clinical context. The care team collaboration function is also available on affiliated physicians’ personal devices, connecting to a single secured server that enables impactful real-time network effect across multiple clinical stakeholders in the community.
By the end of 2016, Onslow Memorial Hospital will expand initiatives with mobile barcode medication administration, specimen collection, infant care and blood administration modules offered by PatientSafe Solutions. Onslow Memorial Hospital seeks to move the hospital, as a whole, to a single mobile platform that enhances its current legacy systems. Once the platform is fully implemented, nurses will have more time to focus on patients by reducing time spent inputting information on multiple devices and systems, which will improve both clinician and patient satisfaction.
“Onslow Memorial Hospital is a great example of a forward-thinking hospital ready to tackle the communication challenges presented in today’s busy healthcare environment,” said Si Luo, president and CEO of PatientSafe Solutions. “We’re excited to partner with a hospital that recognizes the importance of not only device consolidation, but also a full clinical mobility strategy to take clinical engagement, interoperability and workflow optimization to the next level.”
About Onslow Memorial Hospital
Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Onslow Memorial is a not-for-profit hospital serving the healthcare needs of Onslow County and the surrounding communities of coastal North Carolina since 1945. With more than 1,200 employees and 225 physicians, Onslow Memorial offers a vast array of healthcare programs and services. Onslow Memorial Hospital is dedicated to expanding healthcare services and implementing the latest medical technologies and treatment innovations, all while striving to maintain a patient- and family-centered environment of quality, compassionate care delivered by a highly skilled medical staff. For more information, please visit the hospital’s website at www.onslow.org.
About PatientSafe Solutions
PatientSafe Solutions (San Diego, California) is leading the way in clinical mobility solutions for healthcare. PatientSafe is dedicated to delivering measurable safety and quality improvements through mobile solutions that extend an organization’s EHR, clinical, and communication infrastructure and fit seamlessly into care team workflows. The company’s flagship product, the PatientTouch® system, delivers positive patient identification workflows, customizable care interventions, and clinically contextual communications to eliminate harm, reduce waste, and improve productivity. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.patientsafesolutions.com.