The Medanets mobile solutions have been developed based on customer centricity. Our key focus areas are patient safety, workflow efficiency, cost reduction and provider experience. Every feature and characteristic of the app is designed to make healthcare work easier by reducing the burden of documentation and duplication, and delivering efficient decision making.
The app releases time to care. It helps healthcare professionals to save lives.
All the app’s features and their content, such as terminology, threshold values and nursing instructions, are customisable according to the customer’s needs and wishes.
Observation valuesImplementing the observation values feature on an inpatient ward gives up to 100 hours of extra time for actual nursing.Read descriptionClose description
The observation values feature eliminates duplicate entries and frees up nursing staff’s time for the most important thing, which is caring for patients. Implementing the feature has proven to release around 100 more working hours per month and per inpatient ward, and decreases error in documenting observations by 75 per cent.
Seamless integration with the Electronic Health Record enables the nurse to document the vitals or measurements directly in the patient’s record with minimal effort. The immediate availability of the observations for clinical decision support for all the patient’s key healthcare providers enables better information access and accelerated responses if the patient deteriorates.
Currently, more than 200 different parameters are documented in the Nordics. Our mobile app can include an unlimited number of parameters for flexibility. It’s also possible to document a patient’s COVID-19 status. The observation parameters included in the app are customisable according to individual customer needs, such as by ward. See an example of a ROI calculation and read more about the importance of documentation in healthcare.
Early Warning Score (EWS)
The EWS feature helps to identify a patient’s deteriorating condition immediately, which saves lives.Read descriptionClose description
The Early Warning Score (EWS) feature allows the implementation of the latest evidence-based score to help identify a deterioration in the patient’s condition more efficiently, permitting quicker interventions and saving lives. The feature leverages previously recorded EWS scores and observations to provide summaries and trends. Workflow clinical decision prompts can be customised to guide the user in decision making and the next steps.
The Medanets app supports all EWS models, which can be easily customised to comply with the needs of your healthcare region, hospital and different wards. Our offering has preconfigured EWS models used in the NHS (UK), such as the National EWS (NEWS), National EWS version 2 (NEWS2), Modified EWS (MEWS) and Maternal EWS (MEOWS) models, as well as Paediatric EWS (PEWS) scales customised for children of different ages. Pirkanmaa Hospital District actively uses different EWS models: read more about their experiences.
The medication feature reduces harm and improves efficiency in medication administration.Read descriptionClose description
Globally, medication error is one of the main causes of adverse events and patient injury, and a common cause of hospital mortality. Using the app to see and document a patient’s medication helps ensure the medication is right and significantly improves patient safety.
The integrated barcode scanner within the app enables positive patient identification. It permits closed-loop medication administration by checking for the right medicine, dosage and administering method at the right time. All medication-related information is fetched in real time from the Electronic Health Record. Bi-directional integration with the record allows writeback to document the administration in the medication record (MAR).
The application allows administration and documentation of scheduled or when required (PRN)/one-time medication. Hospital District of Southwest Finland uses Medanets’ medication feature.
The feature provides an overview of key demographics and clinical data to enable more holistic and contextual awareness of the patient.
The feature permits the user to view a patient’s basic demographic and clinical information, such as diagnosis, allergies, patient alerts/risks and lab results. The patient card also contains the contact information of the patient’s next of kin, who can be called directly from the app.
Clinical formsThe clinical forms feature allows easy bedside nursing documentation. Read descriptionClose description
Traditional clinical documentation is often repetitive. The process of populating assessments within the Electronic Health Record takes valuable time that could be devoted to caring for patients. This feature makes nursing processes more efficient and enhances the experience for carer and patient. The feature allows the carer to identify risks at the bedside, reducing adverse events and costs.
The workflow guides the nurse step by step and derives a risk score at the end of the process, prompting instructions for decision support. It enables evidence-based assessments to be implemented at the bedside, avoiding variance in care and improving patient outcomes.
Our core offering includes scales for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk (Braden), nutritional risk screening (NRS 2002, MNA), and the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT). Other measures that work in our app are: GDS30; AUDIT65; AUDIT C; PAINAD; BDI21; and CAM.
Our forms have embedded conditional logic capability. Score forms and instructions can also be customised according to your needs.
Integration with patient monitoring systems allows information to be transferred directly to the Electronic Health Record. This reduces documenting errors and saves hundreds of working hours.Read descriptionClose description
The patient monitoring feature saves valuable time for nurses. It allows activities that were previously performed manually to be automated. The estimated time saving for an inpatient ward where 500 monitor entries are documented daily is around 100 hours per month.
The patient monitoring feature enables the transfer of clinical observations directly from the patient monitors to the Electronic Health Record. The transfer can be either fully automatic or performed through the app after the nurse has reviewed and verified the data.The feature is in use for example in Central Finland Hospital District.
Our solution supports integration with central monitoring systems from Philips, GE Healthcare, Siemens-Dräger and Mindray, as well as Welch Allyn’s spot check mobile monitors. The solution allows the customer to define the data transfer frequency according to need.
The bedside clinical photography feature enhances clinical outcomes, and simplifies consulting and treatment.Read descriptionClose description
The feature makes it easy and secure to capture, store and share clinical photos taken at the point of care. When the pictures and their meta data are stored directly in the right place, remote consulting and treatment monitoring become more efficient. The process has been shown to reduce unnecessary patient transfers and improve information security by minimising the need for manual data transfer from a camera to local computers.
The feature allows healthcare professionals to capture a clinical photograph using a smartphone and transfer this information over a secure connection directly to the organisation’s image repository. The photo is never stored in the smartphone’s memory. The photo also becomes immediately available to all other professionals participating in the patient’s care.
In the app, both patient and nurse are always identified securely.
Our user authentication and authorisation leverages the customer’s infrastructure and the existing login credentials of the Electronic Health Record. We align with customers’ single sign-on solutions. Patient identification is made secure, using integrated barcode scanning, while patient lists are also on hand.
Care activitiesThe care activities feature enables nurses to have an electronic list of activities in their pocket, driven dynamically from the Electronic Health Record. Read descriptionClose description
The care activities feature supports nurses in their work and acts as a to-do list during a shift. The app displays nursing orders and tasks relating to patients, and allows them to mark tasks as completed. Activities are updated in real time. In addition, the app can automatically create care activities based on clinical decision algorithms, e.g. a new EWS measurement activity is generated, based on the results from the previous measurement.
As the care activities progress, the app reminds the nurse of future or possibly delayed tasks. It allows users to filter their assigned patient activities.
The care activities feature receives information from several sources, such as the Electronic Health Record, patient monitors, third-party systems and the Medanets app itself.
An instant messaging tool specifically designed for clinical use.Read descriptionClose description
The clinical messaging feature connects healthcare personnel in a secure and robust manner. It increases efficiency and mobility by allowing staff to quickly and easily share necessary patient information. The app complies with general data protection regulation (GDPR) and applies all security and authorisation requirements.
The feature can be integrated into the hospital’s EHR system, enhancing the chat with clinical content and continuously updating the patient records instead of ending up with another repository of clinical data archive.
The chat is also closely embedded with other features of the Medanets app, allowing the user to link clinical content along with recipient authorisation to the message from various features of the Medanets app. Read more about the use of instant messaging tools in healthcare.
Implementation and customisation of the app and compiling real-time reports is easy.Read descriptionClose description
The administration and reporting tool works as a configurator for both parameter menus and views, which allows better control of the customer environment and faster service. The tool doesn’t replace the functions of the Electronic Health Record but gives the customer autonomy in maintaining the solution.
Our customers, or partners on their behalf, can themselves carry out implementations on wards, as well as manage changes and configure views as required. Our customers can view usage reports about observation values, medication administrations, the number of devices and distinct users.
The feature permits less supplier dependency on configuring the tool and can also be used to produce risk assessment forms and EWS statistics by risk category to support operational planning.
With Medanets, network shortages do not compromise care: the app works offline.
After authentication, the app features and capabilities are available offline. The app allows documentation in the offline mode and syncs data when the network connection is restored. The app supports a smooth nursing workflow in all situations.