SLOUGH, England, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A set of studies from Deloitte has
identified significant potential economic benefits for acute National
Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the United Kingdom from a range of
bedside IT services provided by Hospedia, who commissioned the work.
Using these studies, Hospedia has calculated that a typical 500 bed
hospital could benefit by over $9 million each year by using bedside
software systems to improve patient care and streamline clinical
workflow. Extending this result across Hospedia's existing 158 sites
shows that those hospitals could benefit by over $1.3bn a year. Full
copies of the Deloitte reports, upon which Hospedia's estimates have
been based, are available upon request, making clear the assumptions
upon which their work is based.
Hospedia point of care systems provide patient media, patient engagement
and clinical workflow solutions including: electronic meal ordering;
real time patient feedback; patient flow management; and direct access
to clinical IT systems at the bedside - allowing hospitals to deliver
enhanced clinical support to staff and patients at the point of care.
Commenting on the research, Hospedia Chief Executive Tim Weil said:
"We're delighted that the scale of economic benefits Hospedia's services
can bring has been recognised in the work conducted by Deloitte,
suggesting that these services are capable of delivering financial
benefits worth at least $9m per annum in a typical hospital. Our
services support not only cost improvement goals but also greater
patient engagement and involvement and improvements in patient care -
all alongside releasing vital staff hours that can be redirected to
frontline care. As we move into international markets with our partner
Barco, these innovations ensure that we can lead the way globally in
offering a fully integrated patient care solution."
Notes to Editors
The analysis from Deloitte spanned 5 separate reports across 5 key
solutions offered by Hospedia to a typical 500 bed hospital. Hospedia has applied the benefits pro-rata to its existing
estate and has adjusted for benefits that could be double counted in
order to calculate the total potential value. Full copies of the
Deloitte reports are available on request and the results of this work
should be considered alongside the assumptions and sources that are
made clear within these reports.
Hospedia is the world's leading provider of point of care systems in
healthcare, including media, information, clinical support software and
infrastructure services. We manage 70,000 multimedia systems serving up
to 10 million patients, 5 million visitors and 500,000 healthcare
professionals a year in more than 155 hospitals. These systems can be
configured to deliver healthcare applications and services, making use
of the PC functionality already installed at the bedside. For patients,
Hospedia's aim is to make a stay in hospital that little bit easier.
For more information, visit http://www.hospedia.com or follow company news via Twitter (@hospedia).
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