Bi-Directional Nurse Call / RTLS Integration for Hospital Workflow Automation Announced by Rauland, Versus
An industry-first bi-directional integration between nurse call and real-time locating systems (RTLS) was announced today by Rauland and Versus Technology.
The new interface between Rauland Responder® All Touch® and Versus solutions allows hospitals to share data/information between systems for comprehensive intelligence on workflow, healthcare provider status, room condition, and patient needs. It also builds on Rauland Responder’s open integrations and interoperability strategy in delivering workflow and process solutions across the hospital environment.
The long-standing Rauland and Versus integration automates nurse call responses based on staff presence. This latest interface allows Responder All Touch to receive additional real-time data/information and provides
Responder-related events to Versus solutions to help optimize room-based workflows.
Enhance staff and patient safety with All Touch for Wireless Workflow integration
Should nursing staff need help while out of reach of Responder 5 hardware, they can still initiate a staff duress call and summon help to their exact location by simply pressing their Versus RTLS badge button. Receiving alerts from Versus Visibility™ Staff Assist, Responder 5 can then provide a second call annunciation at the point of care and via integrated phone systems to alert key staff to a situation. This feature helps ensure healthcare providers receive the assistance they need while they are focusing on the immediate needs of the patient.
Increase visibility of patient locations and reduce room/bed turnover times
With patient location information from Versus, Responder can initiate corridor lights, whiteboards and calls to show room status. Versus determines room status (available, occupied, in need of cleaning) based on patient badge location, and sends the information to Responder 5 via All Touch to improve bed management and facilitate quicker turnover times.
Improve communication with notification of room-based events
The integration leverages the versatility of the Responder Staff Terminals and All Touch for Bed Management with the Versus RTLS Rules Engine by sending room-based notifications from Responder to Versus to enhance real-time workflow and reporting. It also shares Responder Staff Terminal event information including EVS requests or patient milestones to trigger notifications and workflow rules in a Versus Advantages™ workflow solution. A complete picture including workflow details are available in both Responder and Versus reports.