AMiS ensures they can devote more time and attention to their core task: providing care to their patients.
As an official exhibitor for the upcoming Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) conference in September, we caught up with Jörgen van Beem International, Sales Manager at AMiS Solution to discuss procurement within healthcare, electronic patient records (EPR), and more.
AMiS: Staff shortages continue to be a major challenge. The ever-increasing pressure on the healthcare sector and the corresponding high workloads for nurses put healthcare institutions in a difficult situation. The period during the COVID pandemic has shown that most hospitals faced this challenge. To meet this increasing demand, the efficiency of work processes, digitalization, and robotization will be key success factors.
With our mobile solution AMiS, we aim to make work processes at healthcare institutions more efficient by focusing on the workflow of the nurses. We do this by using our professional care stations on which all necessary measuring equipment and technology is integrated. All directly integrated with the EPR. This results in a safer and faster way of working, resulting in time savings of up to 40 minutes per shift. Everything on one cart, that is AMiS.
HETT: With your experience, what are some of the biggest challenges that you have identified when working closely with your NHS/Care partners?
AMiS: One of the challenges lies in procurement within healthcare institutions. As price can be a big factor and the fact that our solution requires a bigger investment than other EPR carts.
It is important to understand that AMiS is more than an EPR-cart. We focus on the entire work process and do this by offering an all-in-one solution with a lifecycle of >10 years, resulting in a positive ROI and TCO. One of our core strengths is focusing on the process of dispensing medication from the (central) pharmacy to the patient's bedside. Nurses have easy access to the medication bins directly from the EPMA and via the ADC Cabinets. This ensures a more efficient way of working for the nurses and a safer environment for the patient.
Because of the direct integration with the Electronic Patient Record (EPR), AMiS leaves no room for its own interpretation of measurement data. A vital signs monitor and/or a mobile ECG solution can be integrated into the AMiS. These data will appear directly in the EPR and will be available to every connected care provider who has been granted access.
HETT: Tell us how working with your products and solutions can help tackle some of the challenges that exist within digital health.
AMiS: New products such as an EPR-cart can provide a better way of working. But the important thing is that it must be able to communicate within the existing hospital's systems. We at AMiS focus on the integration with any electronic patient record, which ensures a one-entry point workflow.
full integration of a clinical care station within the hospital’s HIS/EPR further optimizes working processes and increases medication security and patient safety. By integrating AMiS and medical devices with the EPR system the nurse can save time, work smarter, improve efficiency and enable better care. With an intelligent solution, which ensures that only patient-specific data can be viewed, vital values are directly stored in the EPR, and only one medication drawer opens when a patient’s wristband is scanned. This way, both the nurse and the doctor immediately have access to the correct information, significantly reducing the chance of making mistakes.
MedSafe, the medication dispensing solutions of AMiS, maximizes the medication safety at the nursing department by offering closed-loop medication administration from pharmacy to patient. MedSafe provides access to the attached medication box or patient-specific drawers directly from the EPR. Labelling patient drawers and searching for the right drawer is a thing of the past. By means of a button in the EPR or by scanning the wristband of the patient, the correct medication drawer is opened automatically. This results in a strongly improved medication safety.
AMiS also provides an Telemedicine Solutions where healthcare professionals can have video consultations. It allows them to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in any room of the hospital or clinic.
HETT: We will be hosting HETT Connect again this year, enabling speakers to meet with exhibitors on a 1:1 basis. Who are you hoping to meet?
AMiS: We welcome all visitors to visit our booth D8 to have a closer look at our solution.
Because of the solutions AMiS provides a wide range of stakeholders, will be interested in exploring its possibilities. Including, but not excluded to Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer (CPIO), Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO), and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
During our meeting you will get a good understanding of how AMiS will assist in improving efficiency on the ward, and increasing medication safety.
HETT: As HETT Show approaches (27-28 Sept @ExCeL London), tell us what you are looking forward to the most at HETT Show 2022.
AMiS: The HETT show is all about the transformation of digital health. We are looking forward to contributing to this transformation, sharing our experience, and enjoying the many networking opportunities the show will provide. Increasing patient experience, nurses efficiency, and medication safety is a joint effort. Let's connect!
HETT: Thank you for your time today. It’s been a pleasure catching up with you and learning more about how AMiS contributes to the evolution of the healthcare sector. We look forward to seeing you at HETT Show (27th & 28th September, ExCeL London)!