With the Sensing Clinic program, we can monitor our patients 24/7, intervene sooner and use our bed capacity and personnel better. That is good news for the patients and for the hospital.

Chrit van Ewijk, CEO Slingeland Hospital
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Slingeland Ziekenhuis

Fujitsu provides a Smart Sensing solution through which patients’ statuses can be monitored 24/7, ensuring healthcare professionals make informed decisions

Customer

Slingeland Hospital is located in Doetinchem, the Netherlands, and was founded in 1975 as a result of the merger between Wilhelmina Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. It is a medium sized general hospital with 350 beds and 1,600 staff. A further merger with SKB Winterswijk Hospital is taking place from 2017. Slingeland Hospital is planning to build a new hospital in Doetinchem over the next three years.

Challenge

Slingeland Hospital wanted to understand how best to adopt sensing technology to support its medical staff with real-time information on a patient’s vital signs. The technology should provide medical staff with information about a patient’s performance, ensuring informed medical decisions and a higher quality of care.

Solution

In the Sensing Clinic program, Fujitsu and Slingeland Hospital co-created an innovative sensor technology to capture patients’ statuses 24/7, allowing nurses to remotely monitor conditions, reducing the need for bedside visits, allowing patients’ treatment to be tailored to their needs, and thus improving the patient experience.

Outcomes

  • Continuous monitoring of patients’ vital signs and real-time availability of patients’ statuses on mobile devices
  • Improved staff satisfaction by reducing manual measurement, allowing more time to spend on patient care
  • Enables healthcare professionals to make informed decisions on treatment
  • Early detection of deterioration ensures better quality of care

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