View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
August 1, 2008updated 06 Sep 2016 3:10pm

ARI to simplify hospital bed management with ExtraMed software

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) has selected real-time bed management software from ExtraMed to deploy across the hospital. It will be the largest in the North East and the first in Scotland to deploy the software, called Beds.

By CBR Staff Writer

ARI selected Beds after a pilot study at eight wards in the Acute Medical and Receiving areas of the hospital. It has now extended the system to seven more wards and plans to deploy it across the remaining 29 wards during 2008.

The Beds software will replace ARI’s existing paper-based manual system.

Adam Coldwells, assistant general manager at ARI, said: “The software not only shows us, minute by minute, which patient is where, but also the estimated date for the patient leaving hospital, which makes bed capacity management and discharge planning much more effective.”

Before implementing this system, ward managers in the hospital had to monitor and report on bed status in their ward twice a day, with nurses using white boards to note the names of patients and their respective beds.

Coldwells has said that ExtraMed’s software enabled the hospital to put the bed capacity to optimum use, by providing minute information. With the software in place, staff nurses can locate patients and see their scheduled discharge dates, while doctors can check the timing and sequence of tests. Porters can collect the patients from the wards as per the schedule, by accessing information from Beds.

Elizabeth Millar, sister at the cardiology ward of ARI, said: “The new system is a timesaver. All of us found it very easy. In half an hour you understand the basics and can use it. It is a simple, colour-coded system, you hover the mouse for details, rather than click your way through menus, and colours show how soon a patient is ready to be discharged from red to yellow to green. Green means it’s in 24 hours.”

Content from our partners
Green for go: Transforming trade in the UK
Manufacturers are switching to personalised customer experience amid fierce competition
How many ends in end-to-end service orchestration?

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU