BedWatch Admit Control users making bed requests within the Emergency Department (ED) now have the ability to indicate whether the patient in question will be discharged, or if he or she will be transferred to surgery, in order to help patient placement staff within the hospital better anticipate incoming patient volume from the ED.
BedWatch Admit Control features a “Bed Placements by Hour” report, which allows all Admit Control users within a hospital or system to access accurate data around daily patient placement activity, hour by hour.
BedWatch provides increased visibility in a variety of ways. In this post, we’ll explore how BedWatch helps improve patient flow and hospital visibility into pending patient moves, including admissions, transfers, and discharges.
BedWatch Admit Control is fully mobile, like all BedWatch products, and allows users to access the full spectrum of tools using any Internet-capable device — even a smartphone.
BedWatch Transport Control users now have access to an expanded “Transports by Transporter” report. The updated report allows for units to be expanded and collapsed for easier viewing. Notice the “Expand” buttons next to each patient transporter’s name, in the column on the left.
This 160-bed hospital in Pennsylvania brought BedWatch Bed Control on board in December 2014 to help address slow turnover times and a lack of bed visibility.
The BedWatch Bed Control Bed Board now features a blue summary footer bar, which appears when a user scrolls down the Bed Board page, and provides real-time bed status information, including:
The BedWatch EVS Bed Board provides EVS managers and other hospital leaders with a clear, current view of all beds that need discharge cleans or are in the process of being cleaned and turned over for the next patient.
Since implementing BedWatch Bed Control in Q4 2010 and BedWatch Transport Control in Q4 2011, this 300+ bed hospital in Louisiana has continued to drive down turnover rates and achieve an annual average turnover improvement rate of 14%, dropping from an average of 87 minutes per turnover in 2011 to just 63 minutes, on average, so far in 2013.
After implementing BedWatch Bed Control in Q1 2012 to replace MEDITECH, this 250-bed Mississippi hospital has successfully reduced average bed turnover rates by 38%, from an average of 111 minutes in February 2012 to just 69 minutes in February 2013.