Community Hospital of Munster has proven their dedication to improving patient care technologies by implementing the Rauland Responder IV with Responder Net and the Tracer Nurse Locating system for their new ED and West Tower projects. They also integrated the nurse call with Ascom wireless phones for faster patient communication and a house wide redundant phone system for risk management. By combining all of these technologies the hospital is able to get real time data on the amount of time nurses are actually giving care to patients. Community Hospital took the technology a step further, thus improving patient care even more, by adding large display boards which shows the nurses and the rooms they are assigned to. This gives the physicians the ability to walk onto the floor and immediately see who is caring for their patient. This was accomplished with the Responder Net and the interface to the hospitals ADT system.
Challenge: Incorporate advanced technologies to improve patient care and have a clear picture of the time nurses spend with patients.
Solution: Communication Company consulted with the hospital, and recommended several new and enhanced systems. We tied their nurse call system into wireless phones for faster access to nurses, and provided new response systems to improve patient communication with caregivers.Incorporate advanced technologies to improve patient care and have a clear picture of the time nurses spend with patients.
Results: The hospital now has real-time data on patient care, and has improved caregivers’ ability to respond immediately when needed. In addition, new display boards allow physicians to quickly see who is assigned to care for their patients.