The dry-erase board found in every hospital unit and patient room is a long-standing communication tool used to display patient assignments, contact information and critical clinical information.
In a typical twenty-five bed unit, it is not uncommon for fifteen admissions, transfers and discharges to take place daily. Updating dry erase boards is just a small part of the ADT task list, and remembering information on the boards can be confusing for patients dealing with an onslaught of instructions. Information and instructions on dry erase boards can get missed or accidentally erased. A patient’s status may change at any time – and so must the board. Caregiver assignments change multiple times per day – and so must the board. With so many moving parts, it is simply not possible to keep information on dry erase boards up to date. How can you make that process more efficient and maximize the return on your investment?
Fortunately, today’s hospital information systems track the majority of this information. HCI Digital Whiteboards integrate with patients’ electronic health records (EHR) and other hospital information systems to update automatically in real-time, accurately and in an easy-to-read format. We can assist you with ROI calculations for fiscal management to see which system configurations work best for you.
Digital whiteboards are a perfect model for hospital technology adoption because they are faster, less expensive, more accurate and improve communication between patients and staff. The return on investment is much more rapid than you might think.