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As life expectancy increases, so does the number of chronic and infectious diseases. The demand for healthcare services is growing. Patients have an even increasing expectation about the quality of treatments and services. In addition, regulations are becoming more complex.
This results in continuously rising costs. Various strategies can be used to reduce costs: Reimbursement models are becoming more value-oriented. Healthcare organizations and hospitals are looking for better options for consolidation and cooperation. All the measures share a common goal: more efficient patient focused care.
Maximized productivity, better patient satisfaction, and flexibility are essential for working as efficiently and sustainably as possible. Thanks to the digital transformation, it's already possible today to implement the patient care of tomorrow. It revolutionizes the operation of hospitals on the human, financial, and operational levels.
The right solution for every room
Every critical room in a hosptial has its own specific requirements. Specialized applications require even more specialized implementations for operating rooms, isolation rooms, cleanrooms, and laboratories. Our solutions help patients to recover faster and the staff to work more efficiently – in a comfortable environment.
A hospital stay always involves a loss of control. Patients spend a large part of their day in a hospital bed, experiencing little contact with the outside world or with family and friends. WiFi and control over room conditions are especially important for patient satisfaction. Studies show that a comfortable environment has a positive effect on the healing process.
Desigo Room Automation enables patients to control temperature, ventilation, and other functions in their room to increase their comfort. Room control applications can easily be shown on patient smart phones and tablets. New lighting technologies also support the healing process: Circadian lighting follows the patient's natural rhythm, increases comfort, and speeds up recovery. Navigation apps help visitors and patients to find their way through the vast hospital grounds, reduces complexity, and boosts comfort.
In addition, comprehensive security solutions tailored to hospital requirements protect patients physically and electronically, because the perfect place is a safe and secure one.
Enhanced staff productivity
Hospital work is demanding: Both physical and mental stress must be managed, patients satisfied, and mistakes avoided. Growing demands and cost reductions have a direct impact on the daily routine of hospital staff. So it's especially important to increase efficiency, simplify processes, and support the comfort and safety of personnel on a daily basis.
During an average shift, a nurse wastes over an hour looking for equipment and material. Lost or stolen equipment accounts for up to US$5,000 per year. In addition, asset utilization rates without tracking are approximately 40 percent, leaving 60 percent of invested capital in medical devices unused. Indoor positioning systems (IPSs) reduce costs due to loss of materials and theft and make more efficient use of assets because personnel can determine their location and availability anytime at a glance – resulting in increased productivity and more time that can be invested in patient care.
Hospital personnel are exposed to constant risks but must always focus on the well-being of the patients. For them to concentrate on their work and approach their patients with a positive attitude at all times, the working environment must be as comfortable as possible. Employees expect to be protected against infections as well as hostile patients or visitors. Customized safety and disinfection solutions combined with advanced building automation create a comfortable, safe, and secure working environment – a must for satisfied patients and essential for attracting and retaining talented staff over the long term.
Increased efficiency and greater transparency
Hospitals are open 24 hours a day. Their operation is labor and energy intensive. Many departments have high energy consuming equipment and process, making hospitals the second largest energy consumer in the commercial sector. Although potential savings are possible, they must never be realized at the cost of patient comfort or health. Efficient energy management is the key to ensuring a reliable power supply, reducing energy costs, and minimizing environmental impact. It renders energy consumption and room usage in the building transparent. We have specialized teams that help indentifying Facility Improvement Measures (FIM). We implement and finance these measures and guarantee energy saving. Insightlful user-friendly dashboards enable to monitor savings from anywhere at all times.
Building technology for hospitals should be flexible enough to accomodate future healthcare requirements and new treatment methods. With Desigo Room Automation, new space arrangements can be quickly and efficiently implemented. To support you managing changes in the hospital building and help you maximize the performance we provide you with adivsory and performance services.
Installation of a central controller and building management system
On-demand variable volume airflow controller (VVS)
30% energy savings and annual savings of 2 million KWh in energy consumption