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Ebersberg District Hospital introduces digital patient record

2023-05-29T15:21:33.956Z

Highlights: The Ebersberg District Hospital has introduced the digital patient record. The patient's condition is displayed at the touch of a button. Vital parameters such as blood pressure or body temperature are automatically transferred to the curve. The data can be accessed from different end devices simultaneously and from any location. The hospital hopes that this will give nurses and doctors more time for patients. The IT department of the district clinic had in mind from the very beginning that the data is particularly sensitive. The district clinic provides doctors and nurses with state-of-the-art IT technology to fulfill their tasks.



Ines Camilo-Ribeiro, Head of Trauma Surgery Ward 5a, shows one of the so-called spot monitors (left) and a ward trolley that are used in the Ebersberg District Hospital to capture and process data for the digital patient record digitally and quickly. © District Clinic

The Ebersberg District Hospital has introduced the digital patient record. She also hopes that this will give nurses and doctors more time for patients.

Ebersberg – What allergies does the patient have? How long ago was the patient's surgery? Questions like these are important for nurses and doctors. For a long time, such information was collected on paper in so-called patient records. At the Ebersberg District Hospital, this is a thing of the past, relying on digital patient records, as she has now announced.

"If technology can make work steps easier or take them over completely, that's positive for employees," says Stefan Huber, Managing Director of the district hospital. "We are convinced that our patients will also benefit if our employees have less time for documentation and more time for them."

The patient's condition is displayed at the touch of a button

In addition to laptops and tablets, devices are also used on the ward that measure and transfer data to the patient's file. Peter Huber, Director of Nursing at the District Hospital, explains: "Vital parameters such as blood pressure or body temperature are automatically transferred to the curve when measuring. The patient's nursing status can be displayed at the touch of a button and nursing reports can be automatically generated for the transfer, for example to the nursing home." In other words, less writing, browsing, searching and copying.

Documentation quality to be significantly improved

Nursing Director Huber sees an additional plus in more uniformity. "The digital patient record significantly improves the quality of documentation. Data and results from the care assessment, planned care measures, changes in health status and medical orders can now be documented in a much more structured and systematic way." At the same time, the digital patient record gives more leeway. The data can be accessed from different end devices simultaneously and from any location. "This creates flexibility in workflow design. No one has to wait for the patient curves to be used," says the nursing director.

Peter Lemberger, Medical Director of the District Hospital, agrees for doctors: "We can document at any time and have immediate access to all important information in order to be able to make decisions."

However, important information in a clinic is also sensitive information. This is an aspect that the IT department of the district clinic had in mind from the very beginning. "Digital patient data is particularly sensitive personal data, the protection of which we ensure through a variety of measures. We provide our doctors and nurses with state-of-the-art IT technology to fulfill their tasks," says Hubert Friedl, IT consultant at the district hospital.

You can read even more news from the Ebersberg region here. By the way: Everything from the region can also be found in our regular Ebersberg newsletter.

Source: merkur

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