Patient-Centric Device Connectivity Options
When it comes to device connectivity, the way in which positive patient identification (PPID) is achieved and the way in which the association workflow is managed can greatly impact the clinical workflow in the hospital. Many of the solutions in use today for establishing patient-to-device association rely on either choosing the patient from a pick list or using barcode scanners to establish the patient-to-device association. And while these solutions will work from a technical standpoint and can work well in certain environments, the hospital needs to consider how their implementation will impact the clinical workflow. If the technology design does not fit the way the hospital works or the way the clinician works, it won't get adopted.
Capsule understands these issues. We have therefore designed our solution to be flexible and scalable and deliver a variety of options for achieving patient-to-device association that fit the existing or planned clinical workflow and that leverage the technologies the hospital is already using or is planning to use in the future.
Capsule's options for patient-to-device association:
1.manually associate the patient to the device using data pulled from the ADT feed
2.barcode-assisted PPID where the nurse scans the patient's wristband to capture the patient ID and other required information
3.auto-sensing/RFID assisted PPA where the nurse is prompted to associate devices to the patient
4.a combination of any of the above to address various aspects of workflow or varying department needs and that will allow the hospital to add elements as they are ready
We offer this variety of options so hospitals can choose a method or a combination of methods that best fit the design of their hospital and individual units. We understand that there are some drawbacks to certain methods in certain environments that need to be considered. And we understand that there are so many more things to consider such as the association of wireless devices such as IV pumps and the disassociation of devices for example; far too much to cover on this web page.
Want to know more about these complexities and find out what else you should be considering when investigating patient centric connectivity? Then download our White Paper now.