NEC Indonesia announced that it will implement its first state-of-the-art Bedside Nursing (BSN) IT solution in selected hospitals in Indonesia, as part of its “Solutions for Society,” leveraging the power of ICT to create value for a more sustainable and secure society.
Providing safe, efficient and affordable healthcare is a growing challenge for many organizations around the world. Hospitals are continuously challenged to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. BSN is an innovative IT solution that helps resolve these challenges. Nurses use a mobile device, such as a tablet, to retrieve real time data on patient vitals and order information from the Hospital Information System (HIS), thereby assisting them to provide more personalized and effective patient care. NEC’s BSN system is an Android-based scalable, handy and user friendly application which works on the HIS platform. The BSN solution will be implemented in two Public Hospitals in Indonesia, the Budhi Asih Public Hospital and the Cimacan Public Hospital. The BSN solution provides the following features:
– Patient Safety: Nurses can view orders from an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system and verify them before administering any care. During order verification, nurses perform a 3-point check, which comprises of confirming the Right Nurse, the Right Patient and the Right Order (drugs, injections, blood transfusions), and then carrying out the orders at a patient’s bedside. This helps to reduce errors and Adverse Drug Events (ADE).
– Patient Data (Entry/View): Nurses can examine patients at their bedsides and simultaneously enter data, including vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate), height, weight, etc., by connecting to the EMR system through a wireless LAN. Patient data (graphical trends, etc.) can be viewed at their bedside in real time in order for a nurse monitor a patient’s condition periodically.
– Mobile & user-friendly: An Android-based tablet with 7-inch touch screen enables nurses to easily enter patient data and view it in one sight. The well-defined user interface elements allow for easy navigation across the application. The tablet can also be easily inserted into a nurse’s coat pocket or can be held by a single hand during a patient’s bedside examination.
Furthermore, the BSN solution can also display several other types of medical information, such as diagnosis results, drug allergy information, blood type, vital signs, doctor in charge, and bed arrangement within a ward.
The BSN solution helps hospitals to reduce operational cost, improve the quality of care for patients and reduce medical admin errors. Currently, BSN has been integrated with Jasamedika’s HIS. Jasamedika is a major HIS vendor in Indonesia. It is expected that within the next few years, NEC Indonesia, together with Jasamedika, will expand the usage of the BSN to at least 10 hospitals.
“NEC’s healthcare mobile solutions ensure that hospitals can assign its most appropriate personnel to provide the correct procedures at the right point of care. NEC Indonesia is proud to be able to support the healthcare industry, including the implementation of our Bedside Nursing solution, which can be tailored to each healthcare organization’s system and needs, in order to deliver better patient care experience,” said Takayuki Kano, President Director, PT. NEC Indonesia.