MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the hospital management systems market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes StatCom with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Healthcare Technology Innovation of the Year for its development of a hospital operations system that enables all patients to collectively flow at their best possible rate, with regard to service, quality, safety, and resource consumption.
Although hospitals have systems to manage their finances and clinical data, they do not have a system to execute dynamically prioritized patient flow actions spanning the entire hospital. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Leadership Standard LS.184.108.40.206 -- issued in 2004 and in effect from 2005 -- address this need for more effective patient management throughout the system.
Dr. Robert A. Wise, JCAHO vice president for standards, notes that while the emergency department is a vulnerable area when patient flow issues occur, the improvements needed lie in organization-wide changes rather than changes solely in the emergency department. This observation is reiterated by Dr. Kirk B. Jensen, Flow Expert Host for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), who feels hospital flow challenges are compounded by a significant variation in patient flow within and across the different micro-systems in a hospital, where people have to make minute-by-minute decisions in isolation without knowing its impact on hospital-wide patient flow.
StatCom's hospital operating system resolves this issue by enabling
hospitals to orchestrate cross-departmental flow for all patients
simultaneously with respect to service, quality, safety, and resource
consumption criteria. Combined
|SOURCE Frost & Sullivan|
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