Optimizing nurse workload and patient care through automation

2020-12-09

Large hospitals like Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand handle a high volume of point-of-care patient data every day. Naturally, these critical data should not be lost or overlooked by the nurse. Data analysis also requires considerable time, which then cannot be spent on patients. In 2019, Bumrungrad International Hospital started to use an innovative technology that is suited to the task of data analysis, offers efficient workflow for better time management, and increases patient satisfaction. The use of a mobile device reduces the workload for nurses as this system collects all patient results and generates a clear and structured format for review. Moreover, all information, such as from operators, reagents, and devices undergo quality controls that comply with regulatory guidelines. A modern POC IT system simplifies processes for transmitting crucial patient data via a single interface to an information system that can connect POC data to various hospitals within its network.

The View of the Manager who coordinates all Point-of-Care Departments in one Hospital

Listen to Somruetai Punsomkid, Point-of-Care Coordinator at Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand explaining how the POCcelerator™ helps to improve both workflows for nurses and patient safety.

Experience in the Newborn Department

Listen to how Onanong Phromkwamkit, nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand now reports the results from POC blood gas tests on a newborn to the doctor using an automated system.

Experience in the In-Patient Department For Blood Glucose Tests

Listen to how Jitnapa Chaisuwan, a nurse at the Inpatient Department at Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, responsible for blood glucose tests has increased the time she can spend with patients since using the middleware system.

Experience in the Department for CT and MRI

Listen to Tamonwan Reanui, nurse in the Radiology Department at Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand explaining how she now transfers POC creatinine tests and enjoys efficient time and archiving management.


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The content in this material was created just prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the depictions may not reflect the situation following the implementation of strict protective measures.

The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.