Recently, I was approached by one of our customers regarding expanding their alarm workflow capabilities beyond the nursecall integration (Rauland to Connexall to Vocera) that they launched in 2012. While the initial nursecall projects were driven by a desire to provide timely notifications of patient requests to nursing staff, management learned along the way that the notifications provided them with a lot of useful data regarding how nurses and aides were attending to patients.
Like many of their peers, managing clinical alarms has been an area of growing interest. Based on their experience with nurse call, they wanted to understand what was possible and what kinds of outcomes they could expect if they added other alarms to the mix. The potential to leverage their existing investment in workflow and communications technology seemed worthy of exploration and they asked for our help in preparing for funding via an internal innovation grant.
As part of the process we put their team in touch with several peers who had mature implementations. We also helped them formulate the justification for the alarm committee or clinical communications team. You may find these points useful as you consider your next steps regarding alarm workflow and analytics.
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Thanks to Tim Gee at Medical Connectivity for helping on the original brainstorming in support of my customer.