"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
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.
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.
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.
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