Clinical Access at the bedside means that hospitals can utilise the power of existing IT systems directly at the point of care, improving clinical workflow and patient experience. IT solutions can deliver significant benefits to patients and clinicians, from improvements in patient well-being and reduced length of stay to clinical efficiencies, streamlined workflows and reduced paperwork. Frequently, however, these benefits go unrealised as a consequence of the inherent issues surrounding increasing IT access in wards and choosing the right device, ultimately resulting in clinical staff duplicating effort and working inefficiently.
There is a clear focus on improving patient care, with a current theme focusing on increased patient involvement and engagement, this brings to the foreground that the point of care is a key area both where IT access needs to be always available and changes in clinical workflow should be addressed. In the constant drive to increase quality and meet productivity targets, more and more information needs to be recorded and shared during the patient journey, leading to concerns that nursing staff are always drowning in paperwork.
Clinical Access at the bedside provides a platform from which hospital staff can access a range of applications, including; Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), blood results and ordering, e-pharmacy, patient admissions systems, and even patient records, reducing the reliance on paper based processes. The Remedi solution with Medix software platform is always powered and always securely networked, and most importantly is multi-purpose, driving down the investment needed to provide increased access to IT at the point of care and supporting the reduction in capital budgets required in the current climate.
Improve EMR adoption and reduce readmissions
Medix provides secure access to clinical information systems through a wall-mounted terminal adjacent to the bedside. Medix offers an additional health information access point to increase operational efficiency for clinicians without affecting patient applications.
Improve Workflow and Engagement
- Bedside terminals save nurses time providing electronic admin and documentation.
- Patients involved in clinical decision making are more likely to adhere to medical recommendations and engage in health-related behavior change
Medix gives clinicians direct, secure access to a hospital’s electronic information systems at the point of care. Clinicians use Medix to view and update medical records, order and verify medication, and review a patient’s latest scans and test results—right at the bedside.
Medix helps integrate education into the patient encounter by providing a simple way to share a patient’s health information. Paired with Medix lets clinicians control the medical or educational content displayed on the patient’s monitor, providing easy patient viewing for discussion of scans, test results or other health information. Clinicians can easily select “prescribed” educational content through Medix and monitor when a patient has viewed the required materials.
Medix optional bed status management feature allows clinicians to easily update bed status to ensure bed availability data is current and facilities staff is notified of any issue requiring attention. Additionally, Medix housekeeping application provides a room cleaning checklist, fault/issue reporting and screen cleaning functionality that reduces the risk of cross infection by ensuring the entire touch screen surface is cleaned.