Digital Care-call for patients

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic patient call by the means of the call-string from the hospitalized COVID-19 patients are challenged and timeconsuming because of the strong requirements to protective gear that takes time to put on and off again afterwards. It is a well-known challenge from the isolation wards in general, but COVID-19 gives rise to a focused effort, as the number of isolation wards potentially can be high.

The patient call is a general challenge – and not just regarding isolation because the staff does not know to cause for the patient call. They have to stop the ongoing patient contact or assignment in order to check up on the cause of the call.

AIM

The aim of this project is to develop and test a Digital Care-call, where the patient can specify the call by the means of a tablet mounted at the bed. The staff will then receive the call on a smartphone. A specified, digital call enables the staff to make a qualified and substantiated decision about prioritizing of assignments, and at the same time save time on protective gear and extra work procedures. The solution is also to ensure that the staff gains an overview over who is solving the assignment and that the patient gets feedback as soon as the call is registered.

PROJECT PERIOD

Start: June 2020
End: March 2021

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The project is a part of the project Digital Vision which is implemented of the Department of Gastroenterology at Odense University Hospital.

Read more about Digital Vision.

PARTNERS

The project is accomplished at the department of Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine and the Department of Gastroenterology at Odense University Hospital in cooperation with MedWare.

Digital Care-call for patients

EXTERNAL FUNDING

The project is funded by OUH‘s COVID-19 innovation pool.

Digital Care-call for patients

CONTACT

Malte Kongstad Deleuran

Malte Kongstad Deleuran

Innovation consultant | (+45) 2165 7146 | [email protected]

Michelle Lyndgaard Nielsen

Michelle Lyndgaard Nielsen

Innovation consultant | (+45) 2165 6406 | [email protected]