The Medanets mobile solution was introduced to 120 care departments in the region of Västra Götaland (VGR) improving both the patient’s and the employee’s experience as well as decreasing administration and increasing patient safety.
More time for the patient
During the first few months since VGR started using the solution, error documentations reduced by 75%, releasing 70 hours per department each month. The time is used instead to meet the patient. The solution includes real-time updates to the Electronic Health Record, which means that the right decision can be made at the right time. When patient data was manually registered, the statistics showed that the delay between measurement time and registration was around 25 minutes. Now, VGR is continuing with and connecting all departments – around 250 in total.
Collaboration for increased quality
The solution has been developed by VGR’s journal system supplier, Cerner, with the Finnish company Medanets. Similar solutions are used by more than 30 hospitals and health centers in Finland. Together, Cerner and Medanets have created a solution that facilitates nurses’ everyday life and increases patient safety.
“It’s amazingly exciting that we’ve found an innovative solution that makes a difference to healthcare,” said Ann-Sofie Ardfelt, head of department for VGR IT Healthcare system.
An important request from healthcare professionals has been to work with documentation near the patient so that they can focus on the patient rather than administration. The use of smartphones (both Apple IOS and Android) has saved valuable time that can instead be devoted to patient care. The time released so far for patient work is, according to VGR’s own calculations, over 5,000 hours per month.
Joanna Seppänen, Health & Life Science, BusinessOulu