Hospital bed availability is a major issue for the healthcare industry today. It is not unheard of in countries around the world that patients will wind up in the hallways because there are not enough rooms, and that some conditions will go untreated or undertreated due to a lack of beds. The challenges in assessing the bed availability of a given hospital network are intense, and deeply time sensitive. A hospital assessing bed availability needs to contact each other hospital, assess availability and make arrangements for patient transfers. To do this manually, phone calls would have to be made or emails sent, and the conversation drags out. Hospitals need to save every second they can. How can they maintain peak efficiency while not diverting resources away from patients?
SimplyCast introduces the digital Hospital Bed Availability use case. This is an automated system that helps medical organizations manage bed availability. These facilities are often busy with packed schedules, so finding a way to lessen the workload is always a benefit. By employing single-click assessment of resources within a given hospital network, medical professionals can minimize the time spent on resource allocation.
An automated solution can resolve a lot of issues that Hospitals face and offer the best possible opportunity to save time in a chaotic, overloaded health care system. Efficiency and convenience are important tools to help healthcare workers feel less pressured while also benefiting patients.
Benefits of a Hospital Bed Availability Solution
SimplyCast predicted the need for a method of handling hospital bed availability that doesn’t add any manual work to the staff’s plate. By using several automated tools, these organizations can ensure that their communication with patients is taken care of, and they are able to quickly adapt to the need for important resources and preserve quality of care. This solution allows for simplified data collection and organization, streamlined hospital communications, and time saved sending individual messages to other hospitals. All of these perks happen within a simple 3-step process, that we have previously identified.
Templated Emergency Plans
Premade emergency notifications that can be sent to other hospitals can include messages about capacity and resource limitations, or surveys to assess the best transfer locations. A procedure should be in place that has multiple steps to address any needs that the hospital might have in finding more beds. Preparing these ahead of time ensures that messages don’t need to be written or prepared during an emergency and allows for time to be saved when the need arises. It also gives the writer a chance to edit their emergency copy to ensure clarity of communication.
A single click can trigger a survey that will check in with other hospitals in the area or network. These surveys can be sent only as an emergency request, or as a regularly scheduled event to ensure that accurate data is available to nurses and doctors at all times. The survey can be sent over various communication channels including Email, SMS or voice call, and only requires a numerical answer making responses extremely quick and easy.
Ease of Continual Use
Hospital bed counts can vary rapidly. That’s why we wanted to ensure that it was easy to keep hospitals and paramedics updated on the exact number of available beds at any given time. Rather than having to re-trigger the survey, a new response can be sent in using the same survey message. This will update the information available to decision makers without requiring extra input. Furthermore, every survey will have a report attached to it that allows administrators and organizers to review the ways the surveys are being used and improve the process with small adjustments as needed.
These are just some of the benefits that the Hospital Bed Availability use case can offer, and just one of our many health care and emergency use cases. SimplyCast is committed to improving quality of care for providers, patients, administrators and other involved parties, and helping our health industry find new ways to communicate effectively.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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