The accurate capture of patient information—including temperature, pulse, blood pressure and more—is critical to ensuring a patient is properly assessed and diagnosed. By integrating vital signs data capture capabilities with Metro’s mobile computing workstations, clinicians can simultaneously compare the current vitals information with the patient’s history.
Connecting clinicians to real-time data
Due to the critical nature of hospital environments, understanding a patient’s current and past medical history is important to ensure the appropriate care is provided. With Metro’s mobile computing workstations, clinicians have anytime access to a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR)—enabling them to evaluate current information based on the patient’s history.
The vitals signs integration also helps to ensure potential transcription errors are eliminated by capturing patient data once—at the point of care. The workstation’s small footprint offers clinicians the flexibility to take the workstation directly to the patient bedside to capture real-time vitals data directly in the EMR.
In the end, by collecting the vital signs data in real-time during rounds, all departments connected through the EMR system—from the front-line clinical staff and pharmacy to the lab and other departments—are better prepared to react quickly to changes in a patient’s condition.
These streamlined processes result in efficient and accurate data collection and documentation, which enable better clinical decision making.
Improving staff productivity
At Metro, our mobile computing workstations are designed to meet the ergonomic needs of clinicians. Equipped with a full-size monitor screen and adjustable keyboard, Metro workstations make it easier for clinicians to view patient information and document consultations. And, by integrating with vital signs data capture devices, clinicians can record vitals in a more streamlined and efficient manner—saving time and money, while also improving productivity and patient satisfaction.
* Consult with the manufacturer of your facility’s vital signs data capture devices to determine compatibility with Metro mobile computing workstations.