With the help of a committed ICT partner, tightening budgets don’t have to dictate patient outcomes. Collaboration, mobility and data management are revolutionising 21st century health.
With an ageing population, serious skills shortages and a growing community expectation of a higher standard of all round care, it’s no secret that health providers are being squeezed. Fortunately, new ways to collaborate, mobility tools that give doctors and patients greater flexibility, and secure, centralised data storage can help you get the most out of diminishing budgets.
Just some of what HBF’s ICT capabilities enable your organisation to do.
Improve patient comfort
Multipurpose bedside units let patients access movies, internet and email, as well as access relevant health information, settle their accounts and contact nurses for assistance.
Enable recovery at home
Telehealth – including high-definition video conferencing – enables your organisation to extend care into homes and remote areas.
Improve health education
With wider data visibility, you can investigate patterns in diseases, demographics and care results, enabling you to deliver targeted, informative healthcare and education campaigns.
Streamline routine checks
Nurses can record vital signs, dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals or update patient notes as they go, providing a single, centralised up-to-date record.
Patient tracking, and remote monitoring of vital signs such as heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood glucose, can be automatically aggregated into centralised data systems.
Provide additional arrival information
Kiosk-based arrival systems can reduce some of the uncertainty of arriving at a hospital, by providing directional information and answers to common questions.
View health information in context
A cloud-based service can enable healthcare professionals to access secure, accurate and up-to-date patient information on the spot.
Find the right clinicians faster
An enhanced provider index of health professionals, expertise and sub-specialities makes it easier to select the specialist most suited to patients’ needs.
Unified communications make it easier for staff to connect to each other, with a single phone number for multiple devices. Automatic translation services are also available.
Improve patient understanding
Doctors can discuss medical imaging and test results with patients by bringing up information and visuals on bedside units.
Decision-making is faster and more informed when clinicians can easily check case notes and view test results from a compatible mobile device.
Improve team collaboration
Help specialists collaborate using HD video conferencing and desktop sharing, making it possible to offer true multidisciplinary care over vast distances.