The lack of a real-time locating system or patient self-rooming workflow can inhibit waste-reduction efforts that help eliminate costly bottlenecks.
The inaccessible exam table poses patient and staff safety risks. This exam space design also doesn’t allow proper clearance for wheelchair access and patient egress.
Vital signs measurements are captured in multiple locations using manual equipment. This takes longer per patient and leaves the process vulnerable to inaccurate measurements and human error. Bringing all vital signs capture to the point of care using an automated device can improve upon this workflow.
Disconnected equipment and devices are operated autonomously reducing efficiency and increasing the likelihood of common transcription errors.
On the non-adjustable exam table, the patient’s feet, back and arm are not properly supported for an accurate blood pressure measurement. The manual vitals process is less efficient, taking over a minute per patient longer than bringing all vital signs capture to the point of care (including weight) using an automated device—and is vulnerable to human error, variability and inaccurate data.
Devices are not connected and not integrated with the EMR, requiring manual entry of patient data and resulting in an increased error rate.
Weighing patients outside of the exam room not only causes patient privacy concerns, it can cause hallway congestion and bottlenecks that inhibit patient throughput. The location of the PC can have a negative impact on patient-caregiver interaction and ergonomics.