Nowadays, hospital software is an essential support in hospital management. By automating numerous tasks and centralising information, we can reduce effort, time and errors. A technology that will allow the hospital, and especially the operating theatres, to achieve excellence in terms of patient care and maximum efficiency.
Full integration in operating theatres: what is hospital software?
The challenges of surgical integration are the order of the day. An operating room is a highly complex environment, whether it is a traditional operating room, a hybrid operating room… To solve and address these challenges, we have technological advances that are increasing the volume of devices in the operating room designed to solve all kinds of problems.
Operating theatres accumulate independent devices, monitors, complementary systems and other materials. Each with its own interface or hardware. And therein lies one of the main problems: the lack of a global vision of the data and the situation, with the consequent loss of time, increased costs, inefficiency, saturation, lack of security?
This is where hospital software comes in.
This is a computer system that integrates the management of the different areas that make up a health centre, such as the medical appointments agenda, patient hospitalisation, medical orders, administrative management, etc.
In the case of operating theatres and critical hospital areas, these systems facilitate their automation and control. Under a single element, they encompass all the data and access to audio, screens, videos, lighting or controls, allowing greater efficiency for the surgical staff.
« Integrating systems for the automation and control of operating rooms facilitates, at the same time, turning off / suspending monitors and other devices at will, such as lighting, surgical screens, camera systems, image capture devices, monitors and medical printers within the operating room, eliminating possible stumbling blocks caused by wiring.
Hospital software functions
These programmes provide extremely useful data to support decision making, unifying and organising all the information handled by a complex centre such as a hospital, and allowing all types of queries and reports. Thanks to them, within the operating theatre and critical areas, we can manage in a single element:
- Clinical records: Having access to the clinical records with detailed information on patients, whether personal data, prescriptions, interventions, medical condition, treatments, diagnoses, etc. We will also be able to monitor the patient’s evolution and generate reports, images of diagnostic practices or consult laboratory results.
- Control of the facilities: We will have information about the operating room in real time, consult the history of the operations carried out in each of the rooms and guarantee the good condition of the facilities.
In addition to these two main functions, the most common software in hospitals include other options such as:
- The optimisation of stock and the allocation of boxes and operating theatres.
- Document action
- Control of prescriptions between departments
- Equipment maintenance
- Information flow between specialists
- Admissions, history and diagnoses of each patient
- Communication with the patient via email, message…
- Create invoices and control costs
- Organisation of healthcare staff
Advantages of hospital software
On a general level within a hospital, the advantages of installing a hospital software include:
- Optimising the capacity to respond to hospital innovations.
- Streamlining and monitoring of hospital management processes
- High-quality, personalised service that differentiates you from your competitors
- Minimising costs and patient waiting times
- Accurately collect and analyse data from medical records
- Support decision making through the use of data analytics
If we extrapolate these benefits to operating theatres, we will see that one of the main advantages of opting for these systems is that they adapt to both low-complexity operating theatres and complex, high-volume operating theatres, hybrid operating theatres, etc.
In addition, the systems for the automation and control of operating theatres allow healthcare personnel to perfectly locate the equipment in the operating theatre space.
Moreover, by designing an integrated OR, space is maximised to allow staff to operate around the OR more effectively. It is also a crucial element in organising all patient data for surgical staff during a procedure, minimising congestion and simplifying information across platforms. This translates into greater productivity, safety and efficiency in patient care.
Within this global and integrated vision, these systems are optimal from pre-surgical management itself, as they provide the necessary tools to verify the state of preparation of the operating room and the necessary resources of the operating room, through intraoperative management and into the postoperative phase, where patient documentation can be completed and reviewed and the care to be received can be recorded.
Reimagining the control of the operating room with Hermes
At Tedisel Medical, as expert manufacturers of hospital equipment for hospitalisation areas, critical areas and surgical blocks, we know the importance of choosing the right software for hospitals. This is the case of Hermes, the digital brain that allows centralising all the controls and obtaining data and analysis of the operating theatre or critical area.
This software, present in hospitals all over the world, is compatible with all our technical panels, so if you need to integrate this technological solution in your hospital, we will inform you, advise you and undertake the whole project according to your needs.
« Hermes is able to supervise the operating theatre and provide all the necessary data for optimal and economical use, managing the operating theatre controls and screens from a single place through an intuitive interface that allows access to all functions with a single touch.
Así, este software incluye las siguientes características y funciones:
- Controlar y centralizar todo el quirófano en una pantalla
- Análisis y control de datos
- Varios cronómetros
- Alarma de gases
- Control de la música
- Fácil de usar
- Pantalla táctil y de visualización
The best hospital management software for operating theatres
Now that you know the main uses and benefits of hospital software, it is no less important to know that 6 out of 10 companies fail to choose such solutions for their operating theatres and critical areas.
With Hermes in the OR, equipment and devices will be managed in unison, centrally, creating a safer and cleaner OR environment. Hermes is specifically designed and tested for use in the critical wards of healthcare facilities.
If you want to get it right first time and find the right software for your hospital, contact us.