The management of hospital beds is a challenging task. Especially
in large clinics, the localization and disposition of beds can get
difficult. Furthermore, the working day in hospitals is oftentimes
rather hectic. In such a busy environment, important tasks can
easily be overlooked or forgotten. This can have serious
consequences. For example, a bed that has not been cleaned at the
prescribed time results in a significantly increased infection risk
for patients. Also, being late to a patient appointment or missing
it disturbs the process flow and causes costs.
By implementing a tracking solution with the display, the position
and important information concerning the hospital beds are
accessible at all times. The location of hospital beds can be
determined reliably and is shown on a digital map. This enables
fast retrieval and efficient disposition of beds. Bedside digital
signage replaces the traditional whiteboard — which requires
constant updating once the patient is admitted — with personalized,
up-to-date information, such as room phone number, names and photos
of the care team and most recent vital signs.
The display can also be used to show patient related information
like the time and place of the patient's next appointment. The data
will be updated when changes are made, even if they are at short
notice. Thus, the nurse receives all the latest information at a
glance and can take the patient to his next appointment on time.