Informed patients have better outcomes
Patients who are better informed about their care, condition and medications have been extensively found to experience better outcomes. Evidence also suggests that better informed patients are less anxious, more compliant, and more satisfied with the quality of their care.
Effective electronic patient education
Using the power of Hospedia’s Patient Centred Care Platform, hospitals can provide a range of educational materials right at the patient bedside. Hospedia’s Patient Education solution aligns closely with key healthcare objectives, providing access to information at the point in the patient journey when it is needed most. Patients are able to browse an extensive library of educational materials, from an index of text and video content. This allows them to research their condition and medical treatment with information that has been produced by reliable and knowledgeable healthcare experts, collated and distributed by organisations such as NHS Choices, Milner-Fenwick and Staywell (formally Krames-Staywell).
Not only does the solution deliver savings on print and administration costs, it also provides patient education electronically, reducing infection risks. Using the Patient Centred Care Platform for patient education supports government initiatives to reduce paper waste within healthcare.
GP Portal Access
Hospedia has teamed up with NHS England to provide hospital patients with free access to the GP online services from their bedside. A shortcut buttons on the Hospedia bedside terminals allows patients in their hospital beds to access a wide range of NHS websites and services, including the GP online services. This means that patients can access their GP records, arrange an appointment online and order repeat prescriptions from the bedside before they are discharged from hospital. This service is already available at over 50 sites, covering over 25,000 patient beds.
Dementia Orientation Screen
The Dementia Orientation Screen can be easily activated by a carer or other staff member when it is felt the patient would benefit. This can be particularly useful at night time when patients with dementia often become most confused, and would benefit from the ‘at a glance’ orientation trigger, as the screen displays a range of important information in a clear and simple format, including: Hospital and ward name, the day, date and time, (which is also implied by highlighting the next meal). The background screen colour also reflects the time of day. As a high percentage of patient with dementia also have sensory impairment, there is also a ‘sound’ function that speaks the screen.