Providing medical care to patients, listening to their needs and meeting the extensive documentation requirements - the work of nursing staff in hospitals is challenging, especially in times of staff shortages. The University Medical Center Mainz has recognized the potential and, together with Telekom Deutschland and T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, taken a further step towards a digitized clinic. Intelligent IoT solutions can significantly reduce the time spent on communication and documentation.
Reducing the effort for communication, documentation and accounting through digitization.
IoT application with service button and app for the digital lending of medical equipment.
Reduced workload and relief of nursing staff through digital ordering and cancellation of medical devices.
The Healthcare Service Button works as follows: For example, if a patient needs a vacuum pump to promote wound healing, the nursing staff used to order it from the hospital's warehouse or from an external service provider. To do this, the nurse had to make calls, send e-mails or faxes and spend a corresponding amount of time on them. The next step was to document the use of the device. Once the treatment was completed, the process for taking back the device began all over again. Since the introduction of the IoT solution, this can be done by the push of a button: an order e-mail is automatically sent to the equipment warehouse and the usage is digitally documented. Even after the end of the treatment, a further click is enough to return the device. This saves the nursing staff around 20 to 30 minutes per loan, which is done several times a day in the clinic. Possible input errors due to manual documentation are also eliminated. The app developed by T-Systems Multimedia Solutions acts as a "mouthpiece" in the cloud for the IoT solution. Employees use it to scan the barcodes of the vacuum pump and the IoT button in order to link them. The automated sending of e-mails and documentation begins after the button is pressed and the app is started. The app is compatible for Android smartphones and iOS.
The University Medical Center Mainz stands for a close integration of top-level medicine, research and teaching. It is the only university medicine in Rhineland-Palatinate that is already making tomorrow's medicine today - because it ensures that the latest findings of medical research reach patients quickly. Numerous specialists in around 60 clinics, institutes and departments work together on an interdisciplinary basis and provide inpatient and outpatient care for more than 340,000 people every year. It trains 3,400 students of medicine and dentistry and 620 young people in a wide range of health care professions, commercial and technical occupations. The approximately 8,000 employees all work towards one goal: "Our knowledge for your health"..