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White paper

Track & Trace at the hospital

umlaut is supporting hospitals and care homes with the digital transformation.

The healthcare sector is currently undergoing a digital transformation. For a hospital and its ecosystem, which consists of various different clinical departments, emergency rescue services, patients and visitors, this means a great complexity of tasks, but also numerous opportunities to explore ways in which digitalisation can offer valuable support. In this white paper, umlaut summarises these opportunities and looks at how successful implementation can be ensured.

The nursing staff in a hospital spend up to 72 minutes per shift looking for the equipment that they currently need. There are various measures, however, that can help hospitals to reduce this “non-value-adding” time and increase overall efficiency.

A very effective way of reducing such efforts on the part of staff is to use a Track & Trace (T&T) system to track the location of relevant medical devices. However, this asset tracking is only one component in the vision for a ward in a hospital of the future. Further options to optimise processes include the anonymised, digital recording of bed occupancy and the associated patient status, and the use of automation in the provision of meals and medication. The goal of all these optimisation measures is to reduce the amount of time that nursing staff spend on tasks that are not directly related to providing treatment.

The optimisation of processes in the workflows of hospitals has a key role to play as a solution in this context. This is why the change from traditional analogue working methods to digitally-supported processes is such an important topic for many hospital managers.

Most hospitals already have a digitalisation strategy which they are currently trying to implement. But the task is complex; individual measures do not lead to the desired results and are not future-proofed.

We show how transformation for the whole hospital can be successful, by taking a holistic approach and a piece-by-piece digitalisation within a process optimisation.

Read the whole white paper (German only) and get in touch with our experts.