The widespread issue of nursing and staff shortages in the healthcare industry is a significant concern, impacting patient care quality and overall healthcare system efficiency. These shortages stem from a variety of factors, including an aging workforce, rising patient numbers, the physically demanding nature of healthcare jobs, and high turnover rates, all of which underscore the need for innovative solutions to maintain and enhance healthcare service standards.
Here at B&B Integrations, we are proud to partner with Ascom, a leader in healthcare technology, to address this critical issue for hospitals through Ascom’s advanced CDSS. That solution optimize clinical workflows and reduce the workload on healthcare staff via a rules-based engine that gives clinicians the up-to-date data they need to make early interventions. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about the system and assure you that integration and training doesn’t have to come with the tech headaches you may remember from other solutions.
Improving Patient Care
The digitalization of clinical workflows is a key aspect of Ascom’s CDSS, offering a streamlined and efficient approach to patient care. By integrating comprehensive patient data, medical history, and real-time health monitoring, Ascom’s CDSS provides healthcare professionals with crucial insights and recommendations, enabling more informed decision-making. This not only enhances the quality of patient care but also significantly reduces the time and effort required for data analysis and decision-making processes, thus indirectly addressing the staff shortage problem.
The software suite, Digistat, also harnesses data to help reduce LOS and adverse events. Its modular design—and close cooperation with our in-house team of clinical consultants —lets us customize solutions to match your hospita’s needs and digitalization strategies. The early interventions made possible by the CDSS solution can reduce the length-of-stay of some patients, as well as the frequency and severity of adverse events. That’s obviously good for patients and clinicians—and great if you’re looking to control costs while simultaneously striving for better outcomes.
Reducing Staff Shortages
Ascom’s CDSS is equipped with features such as automated alerts, reminders, and clinical guidelines, which aid in reducing the likelihood of human error, a critical factor in ensuring patient safety and reducing the burden on nursing staff. The system’s capability to facilitate remote monitoring and telehealth also plays a pivotal role in alleviating staff shortages by enabling healthcare providers to manage patient care remotely, thus optimizing resource allocation and expanding the reach of healthcare services.
In addition to improving clinical outcomes and operational efficiency, the digitalization of clinical workflows through Ascom’s CDSS also contributes to better job satisfaction and reduced burnout among healthcare staff by minimizing redundant tasks and enabling a more focused approach to patient care. The tool can help you reduce employee turnover and improve your hospital’s staff retention rates, saving facility managers valuable time and aggravation.
Training and Adaptation
While the benefits of Ascom’s CDSS are evident, its implementation is not without challenges. Integrating such advanced systems into existing healthcare infrastructures requires significant investment, both in terms of financial resources and time for staff training and adaptation. The company’s commitment to continuous innovation and adaptation to the evolving needs of healthcare systems ensures that its CDSS remains at the forefront of technology, offering sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by nursing and staff shortages in healthcare.
Moreover, Ascom addresses these challenges by providing comprehensive support and training for healthcare institutions, ensuring that the transition to digitalized workflows is as smooth and efficient as possible. They ensure this by working with partners they can trust, like B&B Integrations. Here, we pride ourselves on ensuring a smooth implementation of all of Ascom’s systems, providing thorough training and ongoing support, as needed, to meet any facility communications requirements or budget. No matter the specialization or size of your hospitaly, we can tailor the implementation, training, and ongoing support to meet the unique needs of your care team and patients.
In sum, Ascom’s Clinical Decision Support Systems play a crucial role in addressing the nursing and staff shortages in healthcare by digitalizing clinical workflows. The system enhances patient care quality, improves operational efficiency, and contributes to better job satisfaction among healthcare professionals, all while navigating the challenges associated with the integration of such advanced technological solutions. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and face new challenges, solutions like Ascom’s CDSS will be instrumental in shaping the future of healthcare, ensuring that it remains responsive, efficient, and patient-centered.
Whether you’ve started to explore CDSS solutions or not, they are coming to your hospital sooner than you think. At B&B Integrations, we partner with Ascom and other leading CDSS providers and are equipped to install the system that makes the most sense for your unique situation. Contact us for a free consultation to get started!