The Joint Commission's number one National Patient Safety Goal for over 9 years, since 2002, is to improve the accuracy of patient identification. The goal states that "patient identification should not be performed using a room or location-based identifier." However, for device connectivity, the way in which positive patient identification (PPID) is achieved and how patient to device association workflow is managed, can greatly impact the clinical workflow in the hospital. If the technology doesn't easily integrate within the clinical workflow, it can actually negatively impact direct patient care time and lead to workarounds.
Capsule understands all of these complexities. We also understand additional complexities such as those surrounding the association of wireless devices and the disassociation of devices. We have, therefore been working very hard over the past several years to develop a patient-centric connectivity solution that will allow hospitals to not only positively associate the right patient to the right device, but to do it in a way that presents them with a variety of options that best fit the existing or planned clinical workflow and leverage the technologies the hospital is already using.
However there is still a lot more to understand about these options and to explain why we developed this approach to patient centric connectivity; far too much to cover on this web page. We therefore created an informative White Paper that further explains patient-centric connectivity and the affect of positive patient identification (PPID) technologies on clinical workflow. Download it now if you'd like to learn more.