Versatile Wirelessness in Use at Eksote

Versatile Wirelessness in Use at Eksote

The South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote, Lappeenranta Region) is reforming and developing its processes with mobile solutions.

Eksote began using Medanets mobile point-of-care solutions by introducing observation value measurements and patient wristband solution in 2012. At the time, the units used Windows Mobile PDA devices. The devices have been replaced since then, the solution has been updated to Android and the patient wristband solution has been expanded. In addition to these, new features have also been introduced.

Introducing modern mobile tools

In early 2017, the devices in the units using the mobile solutions were replaced with Samsung smart phones. At that time, the solution’s updated Android version was introduced to these units as well. In this new version, technology and user friendliness have developed considerably over the last few years. According to the feedback we have received from the units, the new version is well liked.

In 2017 autumn, the Medanets solution was introduced with Ascom Myco 2 terminal devices at the new Eksote Intermediate Care premises. From then on, nursing alerts as well as observation value and patient data browsing and recording will be processed through the same device. Nursing  is also being streamlined through Medanets automatic patient monitor recording, obtained for intermediate care, whereby the data from the unit’s Philips monitors can be transferred directly by the nurse’s acknowledgement into the patient data system.

Identifying patients electronically

As for the patient wristband solution, this has expanded at Eksote to cover most of the inpatient wards at the central hospital and the residential homes in the surrounding municipalities. The solution is also being utilised in conjunction with mobile patient data browsing and recording by identifying the patient electronically. This ascertains that the observation or measurement ends up in the right patient’s journal.

Central hospital-wide use

Eksote’s next objective is to expand the use of mobile point-of-care solutions to more units. The K Hospital under construction will also have mobile documentation solution and monitor data transfer. Alongside existing product features, plans are underway for the introduction of the Medanets EWS feature, which will serve to automatically score observation values measured from the patient, which in turn will facilitate faster observation of warning signs of the patient’s condition.Eksote logo


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