seca advances digital transformation // Fully integrated system solutions for more safety and efficiency
Digitalization of routine tasks increases efficiency and safety in hospitalsAt MEDICA seca is presenting system solutions that optimize routine processes such as measuring height, weight or vital signs and analyzing body composition by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). With integration-ready solutions such as height measuring systems, scales, the medical Vital Signs Analyzer seca mVSA1 and the medical Body Composition Analyzer seca mBCA, data are no longer manually ascertained and written in patient files, but are captured and immediately transmitted to the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. Efficiency gains are realized and documentation errors are prevented. Clinicians report savings of 90 minutes per shift made possible by automated processes for the capture, documentation and archiving of height and vital data.
Networked systems bring competitive edgeseca has been working on the digitalization of routine hospital processes for many years. The objective today is not limited to providing the user with precise information about height and weight. Measuring systems and scales from seca record height and weight, vital data and body composition and transmit all data directly to the EMR. “Centralization provides immediate and interdisciplinary access to all relevant patient data. Users can get a complete picture of the patient and hospitals can raise the quality of diagnostics and treatment to a new level. That’s not just a big win for patients but also a good way to strengthen the position of hospitals in the market,” says Robert Vogel, managing director for Sales & Marketing at seca.
MEDICA 2017 highlightsBaby scale seca 336 i: Precision is demanded in the measuring and weighing of babies. Equipped with WiFi and an integrated digital measuring rod, the seca 336 i transmits baby’s length and weight directly into the EMR system from any location. For the optional user and patient ID function, a barcode scanner can be connected to the USB port on the scale. Workflows become more efficient and patient safety improves as the user can concentrate completely on the little ones.
Interface Module seca 452: Today seca offers many integration-ready products, including the medical Body Composition Analyzer, diverse measuring stations, column scales and the Spot Check Monitor mVSA2. With the Interface Module seca 452, seca scales and measuring stations can be refitted economically for full integration via seca software. Because this integration also is made via WiFi from anywhere, no additional hardware such as a PC or tablet is required near the scale or measuring system. Identification of caregivers and patients takes place bi-directionally via the EMR system with the use of the barcode scanner, which is attached to the device where it is always at hand. The module, fastened to the product in an easily assembled holder, is configured centrally via the server. LEDs show when the device is ready for use, give the user feedback on the scanned patient barcode and confirm that the measurements have been transmitted into the EMR system.
Networked system solutions with seca 287 and seca mVSA 5353: At the MEDICA stand the fully networked measuring unit demonstrates how efficiently the solutions from seca work. Visitors can capture weight, height, vital signs and body composition, have the results analyzed and transmit the data directly into the patient files in the EMR system. The options for combining the extensive data allow much faster capture and nuanced assessment of the patient’s state of health and nutritional status than is possible with vital signs and weight alone. After a very brief examination, the doctor immediately has all the information needed to make well-informed decisions. No matter what the indication, both patients and users benefit from the simple use of the devices and the options for combining the captured measurement data.
Medical assessment: documentation of routine measurements is indispensableThe capture and documentation of vital signs, height and weight are routine tasks which contribute to quality of care and patient safety. “Detailed knowledge of these parameters is very important in routine hospital work,“ says Michael Johannes Maisch, doctor and Chief Medical Advisor at seca. “The accuracy of the data is critical in finding the right medication dosages, particularly of cytostatic drugs and anesthetics. Mixing up patients or juxtaposing numbers in handwritten measurements can have serious consequences for infants or old and weak patients.” Even though it is easy to obtain such data, the process takes time and ties up qualified personnel. The one-time documentation of vital data alone takes 1.5 minutes per patient.
Please visit us at MEDICA in Hall 12, Stand A63 and see for yourself how efficiency improvements can be made. More information about seca, seca products and seca service can be found at www.seca.com and www.secashop.com.
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