U.K.-based Hospital Rolls Out Bed Management | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

U.K.-based Hospital Rolls Out Bed Management

September 12, 2008
by root
| Reprints

After an eight-week implementation period, Broomfield Hospital (part of

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

in the U.K) is rolling out BEDS, Scotland-based

ExtraMed

’s real-time, electronic patient-flow system.

A Web-based system, BEDS allows patient flow information to be accessed from anywhere in the hospital through a range of electronic devices — from PCs, to PDAs and, most commonly, large electronic whiteboards, says the company. At Mid Essex, the BEDS screen has been configured to display the location of patients in the ward, the responsible consultant and the patient’s planned discharge date. Ward staff can also view any actions outstanding for the patient, notes on the patient’s specific needs or illness and any planned movements to other wards.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust provides acute hospital-based services to a population of approximately 350,000 people living in and around the towns of Chelmsford, Maldon and Witham.

Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.