Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Finds Innovative Ways to Improve Staff Mobility and Patient Care
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust treats more than one million people annually. It worked with Zebra and Dakota to come up with a multi-functional healthcare mobile computing solution that could simplify workflows and connect staff with one another, as well as with patient information, no matter where they were on campus. Clinicians can now document patient data in real time at the bedside, plus connect patients with their families via virtual visits.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation needed to untether clinicians to unburden patient care, especially as patient levels increased and staff availability decreased. It also sought a reliable mobile device that could be easily and frequently disinfected to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and other pathogens.
Since giving clinicians the Zebra TC5x Series healthcare mobile touch computers, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has seen an improvement in staff connectivity. It has also been able to simplify workflows, with staff now able to retrieve and update each patient's electronic medical record (EMR) in real time at the bedside, even when wearing gloves. Additionally, the devices can withstand frequent cleaning and disinfecting with more than 30 Zebra-approved products. The Zebra mobility solution has also been used to connect patients to loved ones during the pandemic. There were more than 14,000 virtual visits conducted in its first year alone.