HospiCall

Hospital alert system for patients

A hospital alert system that allows patients to call their nurses for help
HospiCall allows patients to receive a timely and efficient response from the nursing staff. The system monitors the patient’s calls and enables the staff to provide an appropriate response in a timely manner, according to the level of urgency.
The challenge
In hospitals today, patients can call for help by pressing a help button. This button produces a signal in the nursing team’s center. If no one answers, the call remains unprocessed, so many alerts remain unanswered for a long time. In addition, at night, the alarm disturbs other resting patients in the ward. When a nurse does receive a call promptly, the call doesn’t communicate details about a patient’s needs, such as necessary equipment, so the nurse’s response is less timely and effective.  
Each bed in the hospital will be fitted with a tablet containing a simple alert system. The patient will be able to request specific help and send that request directly to their nurse. In the event of an emergency call, each staff member in the department will receive immediate notification.
Our solution
The system includes:

Personal tablet for each patient
Immediate response, as needed
Pain level monitoring
 
Emergency call
Adjustable equipment settings
Control and documentation of the level of service and treatment

We started in the maternity ward, but just like birth, it’s only the beginning…

We plan to expand the system to improve the relationship between patients and doctors, from the maternity ward to the infant ward and beyond. We also hope to implement this system in hospitals all across Israel, in order to improve the quality of treatment and service, nationally.

What next?
Our Partner
Hadassah Hospital, on Mount Scopus, gave us the challenge of creating an application that can serve the needs of nurses and patients in the maternity ward, enabling immediate, personal, and efficient aid.