Managing patients in healthcare is always challenging and today the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Healthcare costs across the globe are expected to increase rapidly over the coming decades. The industry needs hospital systems to be as efficient and effective as possible. Datacom has proven experience supporting life critical health service providers, via policy and administration.
In 2015 the Australian Federal Department of Health reported that $15 billion is wasted each year on ineffective programs, marginal treatments and avoidable errors.
We manage complexity, systemise management, increase treatment accuracy, and maximise the time medical staff spend on patient care, not paper work. Less errors mean better patient outcomes, shorter stays, and higher quality of service – all of which equate to savings across the board.
Datacom’s focus on emerging technologies is driven by the need for standardised and automated IT systems, supporting key initiatives such as better exchange increased integration and consistency of patient data, better services and more sustainable outcomes for clinicians, administrators and IT professionals.
Our experienced local consultants run a virtual healthcare sector team now strengthened with the addition of a lead medical practitioner, Sue McCarthy.
Our hospital productivity solutions include:
• Health Payroll & HCM with SAP and SAPSuccessfactors
• GP ‘Practice-in-a-Box’ with xCrania
• RFID/Wi-Fi asset tracking
• Our patient translation solution
SmartWard is a system designed to make life in hospitals easier. Australian made, and using state of the art technology, SmartWard is intuitive, easy to use and powerful - allowing you to use your hospital’s data more effectively, to produce the outcomes your hospital needs.
Smartward helps clinicians better leverage their existing resources and skillsets, to produce more effective results with less. The end result? Clinicians can do the job they were trained for – helping patients.
7.9% – 23% - time available to care
24% – 60% - data captures at bedside
>50% - reduction in paperwork
30% - of nurse time is currently consumed by administration and paperwork
Automation: Helps nurses access records and manage nursing workflow
Real time: Helps clinicians schedule and record treatment activities in real-time, creating a high quality record of care with unprecedented accuracy and depth
Decision Support: The system automatically creates a chart of all clinical measurements and activities, making cross-referencing quicker, easier and more accurate
Macro-management: A view of activity across the entire hospital, the ward level and right down to individual patient beds
High integrity data: No more relying on crumpled up pieces of paper. Patient records are far more accurate, more detailed, more reliable, and more recoverable
Care: High quality data means high quality care, and less mistakes
Compliance: SmartWard supports NSQHS
Standardisation: SmartWard uses contemporary, standardised technologies that ensure rapid deployment and integration, peacefully co-existing with your existing software platforms
Sue McCarthy is Datacom's Chief Nursing Officer and oversees much of Datacom's work in the healthcare space, bridging the gap between IT and medical care.
More detailed information about Datacom's Smartward offering (PDF)
Read more about some of the work we're doing with key clients, including:
Australian Federal Department of Health
Mater Health Services North Queensland
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
NZ Accident Compensation Commission (ACC)
The Royal Flying Doctors, Queensland
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne